[University home]

Centre for Chinese Studies

Centre for Chinese Studies

Made in China Students at CCS Modern China The Centre for Chinese Studies

The Centre for Chinese Studies is a leading interdisciplinary teaching and research unit at the University of Manchester that provides a home for research into diverse aspects of Asia/China: from politics and societal development, to science and technology, economy, history, religions and arts.

We believe that in-depth knowledge of Chinese language and culture is crucial to a real understanding of China. Graduates can achieve competence in Chinese history, international politics and economic developments for strong career prospects in business and academia.


Call for Papers—The Glocalisation of Christianity in China

An international conference organised by The Centre for Chinese Studies and The Department of Religions and Theology, The University of Manchester

To be held at Manchester 15-16 May 2014

  1. Is there a pattern in the introduction and indigenisation of Christianity in China in the past one thousand four hundred years?
  2. Who are the old and new Christians that have emerged and what can they tell us about history, Mao and post-Mao China?
  3. Is the post-Mao emergence of Christianity true indigenisation, because it is not missionary-imposed but home grown and self-driven?
  4. What is the significance of the transition from “Christianity in China” to “Chinese Christianity”?

Inquiries and abstracts of no more than 200 words, plus 5 lines of biographical information, should be sent to Rebecca Frost at rebecca.frost@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk before 5 January 2014. Those accepted to present at the conference will be notified by 31 January 2014. Accommodation and food will be provided during the conference but paper presenters should look for their own funding for travel.

Please see full call for papers for details.


For more information about forthcoming and past events, please visit our seminar series and conferences and workshops pages.

People and their views

Why I have enjoyed studying
Chinese and what I have learnt

By Francesca Blaney
French and Chinese Studies

See why learning Chinese can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience (essay in English).

Challenges of learning Chinese
and Japanese at the same time

By Andrew Cross
Chinese and Japanese Studies

Find out more about the linguistic challenges Andrew faces (essay in Chinese).

Why I chose to go to Tsinghua University

By Rosa Jung
Chinese Studies

See why Rosa wants to go to Tsinghua University for her year-abroad residence (essay in Chinese).