Globalization of Chinese social sciences 

Along with introduction and application of general social scientific theories and methods in studying Chinese society there are two prevalent perspectives in the Chinese social science circle: firstly, that foreign scholars’ endeavours to study China are ineffective and cannot solve the practical problems; secondly, that Chinese social scientists should ‘break the Western academic hegemony’. The so-called ‘Western academic hegemony’ includes the publishing of articles in English, writing in accordance with the Western social science norm and style, authors being accepted by the Western academic system, and works being understood through the lens of Western ‘ideology’. To Chinese scholars, these requirements are seen as an ‘academic hegemony’. So in the case of Fei Xiaotong, even if all his works were translated into English, the English version could not always accurately express the essence of the academic thought.

Two viewpoints prevail in Western social science: one is that the level of Chinese social science is generally low; the other is an expectation that new ideas may be learnt from relevant research by Chinese scholars. Among the articles which will be published in the first issue of The Journal of China in comparative Perspective (JCCP) in 2015, one is by a Western social scientist on ‘inventing and developing of Chinese social science vocabularies’ in the context of Chinese social scientist Fei Xiaotong’s research; another one is a Western sinologist’s article on the application of relevant methodological viewpoints, again from Fei Xiaotong’s work. These articles demonstrate how Western authors can be self-reflexive in conducting their research on China, so reaching a new level of research.

Global China Institute promote Globalization of Chinese social sciences  in all aspects. JCCP is committed to publish the best results of empirical studies of problem-oriented research, theoretical and methodological studies bilingually, in order to engage in-depth communication between Chinese and non-Chinese scholars. Global Century Press publishesthe the  book series Globalization of  Chinese Social Science. Global China Dialogue Series (GCDS) annual furum sometimes organises the Symposium of Globalization of Chinese Social Sciences, in conjunction with it. Global China Thinktank is anticipated to introduce Chinese social scientists’ work globally in the framework of the globalization of knowledge, and through consultancy and public engagement to participate in shaping the global society.

   1. Events mainly by China or Chinese

    2. Chinese social scientists, scholars or intellectuals

    3. Websites in English by the Chinese

     4. Journals in English by the Chinese

     5. Books in English by the Chinese






  1. 中国或华人主导的活动

      2 华人学者与知识分子

     3. 华人编辑的社科英文网站

     4. 华人编辑出版的英文期刊

     5. 华人学者的英文著述

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UCL Global Engagement UCL全球参与
Center for China and Globalization (CCG - in Chinese) 全球化智库
MSc in China in Comparative Perspective LSE 中国比较研究硕士项目
Journal of Comparative Studies (in Chinese)《比较》期刊
UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics UCL 应用语言学中心
Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) 语料库社科法
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS - in Chinese) 中国社会科学院
Needham Research Institute 李约瑟研究所
The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) 英国汉学研究协会
The British Library 大英图书馆
The British Museum 大英博物馆
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