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Since its founding in 2002 with a generous grant from the Leverhulme Trust, the Contemporary China Studies Programme (CCSP) has offered a vibrant focal point for study and research on subjects concerning contemporary China and Chinese society.

The CCSP’s MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies (previously the MSc in Modern Chinese Studies) brings more than 20 exceptionally talented students to Oxford per year and provides high quality graduate research training to those who wish to deepen their understanding of contemporary China.

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Miriam Driessen publishes in 中国非洲研究评论 (Annual Review of African Studies in China)

Dr Miriam Driessen's latest article '在非洲做工程项目的中国人的“吃苦”与“诉苦”(Eating and speaking bitterness on Chinese construction projects in Africa)' was published in 中国非洲研究评论 (Annual Review of African Studies in China), edited by Li Anshan and Liu Haif


Is China an ‘Entrepreneurial State’? Artificial Intelligence innovation under government guidance

Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:00
Ho Tim Seminar Room, China Centre

This July, the Chinese State Council unleashed its plan to become ‘world-leading’ in AI by 2030. Last year, it overtook all 28 EU countries combined in output of AI papers in the top 5% of most-cited papers, according to SCOPUS data.

Yuan Yang

Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Enhancing Public Health Programs in China

Thursday, 19 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

In 1906, the crowd at a county fair in England guessed the weight of an ox.  The median guess of the crowd was accurate to within 2% of the actual weight and better than guesses from agricultural experts. This demonstrates the power of crowdsourcing in specific contexts.

Joseph D. Tucker