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China Research Centre


The Royal Holloway China Research Centre was established in October 2013 as a home for China-related interdisciplinary scholarship. We aim to bring Chinese culture, arts and humanities to the college, and promote research initiatives in the above areas. Collaborating with students and academics, media, local communities, and public and private sector organisations across the region, we seek participation from everyone with an interest in our subject areas.

We seek to act as a hub for the exploration of shared research interests, including interdisciplinary investigation into the cultural history of the Chinese diaspora within and beyond the UK. The centre will also facilitate interdisciplinary connections through symposiums and conferences. 

An important function of the Research Centre is to bring engagement in Chinese culture to the  Royal Holloway campus. This will comprise a range of cultural activities, including music concerts, poetry and literature readings, art and photography exhibitions, and the running of Chinese opera workshops.

Several talks have been organised for the 2013-2014 academic year, including a workshop by Mu Qian (Correspondent with China Daily/ Independent Scholar and Music Manager) in January, and a seminar in March by Dr Anne Witchard (University of Westminster) on Lao She and Chinese London between the wars.

A short Chinese film event will take place in Term 3, accompanied by a short lecture from a member of the China Research Centre.

Further lectures are being planned for the coming terms. The centre is also gearing up to host a separate forum for the presentation of postgraduate research concerning China in Bedford Square. 



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