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Important notes: 1)Global China Institute has been formally renamed as Global China Academy; 2)We are updating our websites and blogs. The comprehensive update is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Your patience while these processes take place is much appreciated, and your comments and feedback are welcome. Thank you.

The Global China Academy (GCA, charity No.: 1154640, an affiliate member of The Academy of Social Sciences), a UK-based independent academic institution that aims to promote the study of China in global and comparative perspectives in all its aspects, and to contribute to the building and governance of a global society. GCA’s academic mission is to bring the theories and methods from studies of Chinese society and comparative studies of China from different social scientific disciplines to the human knowledge palace. GCA’s social mission is to bring resources from China, Chinese and comparative studies to provide knowledge-based social consultancy and build a public dialogue platform, Global China Dialogues (GCD), focusing on global governance related issues.
Journal of China in Global and Comparative Perspectives (JCGCP) is the only peer-reviewed academic journal for social sciences, humanities and comparative studies on China in the world, published biannually in English and Chinese editions, by the Global Century Press from 2015 in print and online (ISSN 2040-0837). It looks at China from a comparative viewpoint as a player in broader patterns of development, ideas, movements, networks, and systems. Comparison includes using China as a case study to examine a generally applicable theory, or drawing analytic conclusions from comparative data about China and some other country in global context.
Global Century Press (GCP company No.: 8892970), a subsidiary trading company of Global China Academy, is the first publisher in the world dedicated to publishing social scientific and humanities academic and popular books bilingually, focusing on studies of China in comparative perspective, Chinese perspectives of the world or human knowledge, and non-Chinese perspectives of China in a global context. It publishes a range of publications, from academic journals, edited volumes, selected conference papers and theme-based articles, to research monographs, book series, teaching and learning materials on Chinese for social sciences, and reference books, in various forms on the internet and on the mobile internet.
Global China Thinktank is a knowledge-based think tank that exists to create a public platform for social consultancy in a global society. Instead of transferring a particular knowledge to a specific field. Global China Thinktank is specially keen to transfer knowledge of Chinese social sciences and humanities into a global society, as a kind of 'global transfer of knowledge', or 'globalization of knowledge' from China and the Chinese perspectives. It also develops themes focusing on global governance and engaging experts globally for Global China Dialogue series.
The Global China Dialogue (GCD) annual forums emphasise the concepts of transculturality and social creativity in seeking to enhance public understanding of global affairs and common interests via public dialogue and discussion between Chinese and non-Chinese academics, experts, professionals and practitioners and interested laypeople, from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. Topics of dialogue will range from China development, education, language and culture to government and politics, economics, migration, the family, climate change, the environment, public health, and human security, and global governance, etc., provides a high-end platform for the global public interests of China and Chinese participation in building global society and comprehensive governance of global society.
The Global China Ecommerce (GCE) provides a platform for Global China Academy related organizations to conduct their business and complete transactions electronically. It is used by the following organizations:Global China Academy, Journal of China in Global and Comparative Perspectives, Global Century Press, Global China Thinktank, Global China Dialogue.