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UK Academic Research

Here is a short list of UK universities that offer China-related degree courses at either or both undergraduate or postgraduate level. For a more comprehensive list of Chinese Studies in the UK please click here.

University of Bristol Centre of East Asian Studies

University of Cambridge

University of Durham

University of Edinburgh

King’s College London China Institute

University of Leeds

LSE Asia Centre

China in Comparative Perspective Network

University of Manchester

University of Nottingham School of Contemporary Chinese Studies

University of Nottingham China Policy Institute

University of Oxford China Centre

University of Oxford Faculty of Oriental Studies

University of Sheffield

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

University of Westminster Contemporary China Centre

UK Government & Supranational Organisations

All-Party Parliamentary China Group

British Embassy in Beijing

British Council in China                                                                                                        The British Council operates in China as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy and has offices in Beijing, Shanghai,Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Chinese Embassy in London

China Visa Application Service

Chinese GovernmentOrgans and Ministries (via the People’s Daily)

European Union China page

The EU in Beijng

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Follow the above link for access to all the FCO foreign missions including those in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

United Nations in China

World Bank in China (English)
World Bank in China (Chinese)


British Museums

Web-based art gallery featuring contemporary Chinese paintings, folk and poster art.

Asia House London
A non-profit organisation promoting Asian art and culture in the UK. They have large premises in Marylebone with an exhibition gallery, and cafeteria.

Asian Art in London
The above website gives links to many of the private dealers in London who specialise in Asian art and givesdetails of the annual festival of Asian art held every year in October-November.

Chinatown Arts Space (London)
A performing and visual arts centre for East Asian arts in the heart of London.

Chinese People Promotions
Agents for Chinese performers.

Brunei Gallery (SOAS)

China Arts Centre Manchester
The premier non-profit organisation promoting contemporary Chinese arts in theUK.

London Jing Kun OperaAssociation
A not-for-profit society that supports and promotes the learning, appreciation,and practice of Jingju (Peking Opera) and Kunju (Kun Opera).

London Chinatown Oral History Project                                                                               A Heritage Lottery funded project to document the history of London’s Chinatown.

Red Mansion Foundation
A not-for-profit organisation promoting artistic exchange between China and Great Britain.

Oriental Ceramic Society London
The Oriental Ceramic Society aims are to widen the appreciation and knowledge of Asian ceramics and other arts.

Shanghai Museum (Chinese)
Shanghai Museum (English)

Economy, Environment, Development & Trade

Asia Foundation

Non-profit organisation working to advance Asia-Pacific relations.

Asia Monitor Resource Centre
An independent non-government organisation focusing on Asian labour concerns.

British Chamber of Commerce in China (Shanghai)
This link goes directly to their events page.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

China Bear Rescue
A branch of the Animal Asia Foundation, based in Chengdu.

China-Britain Business Council
Official UK trade-relations organisation.

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (Chinese)
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (English)
Official PRC trade body.

China Development Brief

China Development Institute (Chinese)
China Development Institute (English)
One of China’s largest research centres operating under the guidance of the State Council Research Office.

China Development Society
Founded in 2002 CDS is a London School of Economics based organisation that promotes a global understanding about China’s economic and social development.

China Dialogue
UK-based discussion website for environmental issues on China. Bilingual.

China Labour Bulletin
Promotes independent trade unionism in China and provides information about the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) as well as workers who organise activities outside of ACFTU.

Business information; online reports covering many industries.

China Vision
Charity supporting the people with disabilities in China

COCOA stands for care of China’s orphaned and abandoned children, and is a UK charity devoted to the care of babies and young children kept in China’s state-run orphanages.

China CSR Map
A non-profit organisation giving information about Corporate Social Responsibility practitioners, projects, and schemes in China.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Department of Business, Innovation and Skills China information

Development Organisation for Sichuan
DORS is a small UK charity implementing village-based projects such as micro-credit, water supply and forestry.

Department for International Development

Health Unlimited China
Medical charity working in developing countries.

Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Introduction for business visitors to this gateway to China and the South East Asian region.

Good Rock Foundation
UK-based charity working for China’s orphaned & abandoned children, particularly in Xinjiang province. They focus on foster care, the disabled & training of child care workers.

National Bureau of Statistics of China
This is the official statistical office for China that publishes the China Statistical Yearbook.

Rand Corporation

Save The Children China
Save the Children Fund have an extensive China programme.

International Rivers
This US-based NGO is campaigning on the environmental and social implications of the Three Gorges Dam.

United Nations Development Programme China

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
VSO has a large English teaching programme in China for which qualified volunteer teachers are frequently needed.

Law & Human Rights

Amnesty International
London-based international human rights organisation; regularly publishes information about the human rights situation in China.Asia Law & Practice
Publishers of China Law & Practice magazine, based in Hong Kong. Sweet and Maxwell and Butterworths, both based in London, also publish much material on Chinese law.

Bar Human Rights Committee
The Bar Council of England & Wales has a separate website listing their various international initiatives.

British Chinese Law Association

British Council
The British Council provide financial and technical assistance towards the development of the legal system in China.

China Britain Law Institute
Association promoting understanding between the legal professions of the UK and China through organising regular business networking events, seminars on English and Chinese law and social excursions.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
This organisation launched their China Programme in October 2002 and seeks to expand research on political reform including work on security and the rule of law.

The Carter Centre is carrying out on-going research on the village elections and good governance in China. A version of the village elections law is published on this site.

China Law Digest

China Law Information Service
in Chinese – hosted by Peking University provides online access to Chinese legislation, details of Chinese lawyers and a discussion of a range of “hot topics”. In Chinese.

Chinese Human Rights Web
Maintained by Stephen Angle and Marina Svensson.

Congressional Executive Committe on China (CECC)
Created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, and to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. They publish a free but intermittent e-newsletter.

Death Penalty Research Centre
This website has been established as part of the death penalty project collaboration between the Great Britain-China Centre and Beijing Normal University’s Death Penalty Research Centre (Law Department). For more about the project on the GBCC website, click here

European China Law Studies Association

Ford Foundation 
Ford in China carries out its own research and gives grants in a variety of areas related to the development of civil society in China.

Human Rights in China magazine (Chinese)
Human Rights in China magazine(English)
Chinese government-sponsored publication on human rights in China.

Human Rights Watch Asia
Active campaigning and research organisation.

Law Society of England and Wales

Legal Daily
Chinese – lists almost all recently promulgated laws

Ministry of Justice (China)

The Rights Practice
Works with partners to realise international human rights standards and strengthen accountability. They work primarily in China, but also other Asian countries.

Supreme People’s Court (SPC)

Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP)

US Department of State 
The US Department of State publishes an annual report on human rights practices in China.

Lists almost all recently promulgated Chinese laws, including family and criminal law.


Bodleian Library, Oxford University

UK Union Catalogue of Chinese Books

British Library

John Moffat, China Library Group contact at the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge. The CLG comprises British China librarians and fosters cooperation between Chinacollections in the UK and with China collections abroad.

Digital Archive for Chinese Studies (DACHS)

European Association of Sinological Librarians (EASL)

International Dunhuang Project
A British Library-based initiative, this is a long-term project to open up the Dunhuang manuscript collections scattered around the world’s libraries.

Mapping Asia Project
Offers information about the availability of Asian library resources inuniversities, public libraries and special libraries in the UK.

SOAS Library

Other Academic & Schools Information

Asia-Pacific Technology Network (APTN)
A London-centred network of people interested in Asian technology.British Association for Chinese Studies
BACS is a professional membership organisation promoting Chinese studies in Britain. See here for information about China in British schools, amongst other interests.

Chatham House – Royal Institute for International Relations
Think tank dedicated to foreign relations.

Chinese Academy  of Social Sciences (CASS)

East Asian Policy Research Network (EASP)
EASP consists of academics and research students whose research interests are East Asian social policies, aiming to enhance research quality and increase research activities by communicating and sharing ideas,works, and information. Based in the UK (University of Bath).

European Association for Chinese Studies
The professional membership organisation promoting Chinese studies in Europe.

Europe China Research and Advice Network
Three-year project funded by the European Union to provide advice on China to European policy-makers.

European Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China


Specialist Schools Trust                                                                                                        Chinese network (for school teachers and pupils of Mandarin).

EasyMandarin UK
An independent organisation providing Mandarin courses to primary schools in central London. They also run weekend classes for children of 3-13 years old every Saturday

Windows on the World
This is a free resource for schools and colleges seeking international links

Chinese Portal
Media and educational company providing Business Mandarin classes

News & Practical Information

Chinese search engineBBC World Service, Mandarin

Caijing / Caijing Magazine (English)

Caixin Online 财新网

China Daily
China’s official English language newspaper

China Digital Times
Bilingual news website, run by a team at UC Berkeley


China Leadership Monitor
Hoover Institution’s website tracks the changes in Chinese leadership and political reforms

China Media Project
Analysis of Chinese media by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong

China News Digest
Non-profit US-based organisation aiming to provide independent news coverage of China and Chinese affairs

China Radio International
Office Chinese government foreign language broadcasting service

CIA World Factbook
Good general introduction to China

Expats in China
For the foreign community in China

London Chinese Radio

People’s Daily (Renmin Ribao)
China’s leading official newspaper (in Chinese)

Phoenix Chinese News and Entertainment
A cable television network available in the UK
[In Chinese with link to English version]

Tea Leaf Nation
E-magazine now owned by the Foreign Policy Group, strong focus on Chinese social media

News service available in Chinese and English

In Chinese – search engin

Chinese Community in the UK

British Born Chinese Association

Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A has a dedicated Chinese education events organiser who is well-connected to performers and artists. Ask for the “Chinese Arts and Community Education Officer”.

Chinatown London

Chinese Community Centre (London)

Chinese Information and Advice Centre
Provides, among other services, legal advice, including immigration.

Chinese Mental Health Association

Chopsticks Club
London based social business networking group for Mandarin speakers (native and non-native speakers)

Food and culture website

Meridian Society
Charitable organisation committed to the promotion of Chinese culture.

The Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding was established in the early 1960s and publishes a newsletter cum magazine for its members and offers events and activities on a regional basis.

Scotland-China Association
Organises events and publishes a newsletter of Scottish related China happenings.

Young China Watchers
Young China Watchers is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals. Through regular roundtables and talks with senior figures in the China academic, policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today.


Great Britain China Center

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