The tradition of Global China Academy can be traced back to 1973 when Professor Stephan Feuchtwang established the China Research Unit (1973-98) at City University. It was the first organization on China studies with a social scientific perspective in the UK. It organised weekly events called the London China Seminar taking place at SOAS for 25 years until 1998 when it moved to the Anthropology Department of LSE. The China Reserach Unit is different from area studies or Chinese studies which includes both the humanities and social sciences, such as the Contemporary China Institute, and is now embedded in SOAS China Institute).
Over the past two plus decades CCPN LSE's founding Director Professor Stephan Feuchtwang and Dr Xiangqun Chang had been establishing links with more than 60 organisations in universities and research institutes in China. Together with some core members of the CCPN LSE (2004-13) and CCPN Global (2013-16) the relationships with Chinese links have been well maintained and are further developing. This rich resource provides us opportunities to collaborate with Chinese colleagues in-depth and nationwide in China.
Global China Academy carries on the resources with people who are interested in studying in China. In addition we are expanding our collaborations and links in China in the four categories below: