Expertise and scholarship on China from across the social sciences at Oxford

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.

Find out more about us.

Latest News


Is the US Intent on Containing China? The Obama administration’s Pivot to Asia Reconsidered

Monday, 27 October, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30
Dahrendorf Room, Founder’s Building at St Antony’s College

The Obama administration has launched a series of diplomatic, military and economic initiatives that over time came to shape and define the so-called US “pivot” (or “rebalance”) toward the Asia Pacific.

Dr Hugo Meijer, King’s College London

British Mortality in Early Nineteenth-Century South China

Thursday, 30 October, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1, Dickson Poon Building, University of Oxford China Centre

This paper looks at the passing of four Britons in early nineteenth-century South China: the pioneer missionary Robert Morrison, who died in August 1834, only days after being appointed interpreter to Lord Napier's ill-fated embassy; Napier, who fell two months later from typhus; Captain Sir Hump

Prof. John M. Carroll, University of Hong Kong