Global China Dialogue Series

2017 GCD IV: The Belt and Road (B&R) - Transcultural Cooperation for Shared Goals

2016 GCD III - Sustainability and Global Governance for Climate Change

2015 GCD II - Transculturality and New Global Governance

2014 GCD I - The experience of China's modernization from a comparative perspective

World in Turmoil

The road to peace and development is strewn with numerous risks and challenges. The international system and order are constantly changing, and there are profound changes in the balance of power. All countries, whether developing or developed, are having to adapt to this ever-shifting international and social environment, while the process of modernization in some countries has been interrupted or has spilled out to create global turmoil as a result of the conflicts and contradictions brought about by cultural, religious and social transformation.
        At the same time, rapid developments in technology and society have had a profound impact on patterns of thinking, behaviour and interaction and on the moral principles of different countries and groups. They have also constantly challenged established ideas of good governance, including the functions of government in the globalization era and the pros and cons of the participation of non-government organizations.
        The changes and challenges are myriad: digital technology, mobile communications and the popularization of the internet, the coexistence of cultural homogenization and diversity, ethnic and religious conflicts, the collision between giant multinational corporations and national sovereignty, changes in social norms as a result of scientific innovations, the decisive influence of regional economies on national economic development, the constraints of climate change and the discovery and adoption of new energy sources. Cultural diversity and transculturalism have become part of people’s daily life.
        Confronted with such challenges, national leaders devise development strategies that reflect both the status quo and their long-term goals. Business leaders and entrepreneurs also invest substantial resources in studying the impact of the changing international economy and financial order on the development of enterprises. Experts and scholars focus on the efficiency of global governance and cultural factors that have quietly exerted great influence, and explore how culture and ideology enhance global and social governance.
        Such efforts and initiatives are moves in the same direction: towards reaching an in-depth understanding of the knowledge systems of the human community and the development of a ‘global cultural sphere’ beyond any single culture, state or nationality, under the condition of global governance. Thus, the theme of the development and governance of China, Europe and the world has gradually become one of the key research interests of scholars worldwide.

China in a Changing World

China and the Chinese people are currently making an important contribution to the world order and shaping a global society. What are the important global issues that concern China? What are the Chinese ways of thinking and doing things with respect to global issues? We wish to engage Western audiences in dialogues on topics that arise from these questions, including development, education, economics, migration, the family, the environment, public health, human security and global governance.|
        For nearly three decades, China has been implementing a ‘going out’ (走出去) policy to encourage its enterprises to invest overseas. The policy embraces not only the economy but also finance, language, culture, sciences, technology, social sciences, publishing and the media, and under its provisions an international investment bank (亚投行) has been established.
        Through his visits to 55 countries, President Xi Jinping himself has promoted the Belt and Road (B&R一带一路) global development strategy and China’s governance model (治国理政). In his visit to the UK in 2015, he said ‘As our capabilities grow, we shall shoulder more responsibilities to the best of our ability and contribute China’s wisdom and strength to the world’s economic growth and global governance.’ In his keynote speech at the United Nations Office in Geneva in 2017 Xi Jinping clarified the basic principles of China’s participation in global governance. They are stay committed to building a world of lasting peace through dialogue and consultation, build a world of common security for all through joint efforts, build a world of common prosperity through win-win cooperation, build an open and inclusive world through exchanges and mutual learning, and make our world clean and beautiful by pursuing green and low-carbon development.

The Global China Dialogue Series (GCDS)

In order to jointly build the human destiny community, dialogue is inessentially needed between China and the world on the above mentioned range of common concerns that our mankind faces. The Global China Dialogue Series (GCDS) focuses on these issues to enhance public understanding of current global affairs and common interests through public dialogue and discussion between Chinese and non-Chinese academics, experts, professionals and practitioners and interested laypeople, from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.
        In addition to universities, research institutions and professional think tanks, the GCDS also works closely with Chinese and other governments, international organizations, media and publishing units to track global hot topics over the long term period, engaging China and the Chinese in issues of global governance and arriving at better responses to its new challenges, including mutually beneficial cooperation and possibilities for symbiosis, co-existence and prosperity through transcultural dialogue and collaboration. It provides a high-end platform for the global public interests of China and Chinese participation in building global society and comprehensive governance of global society.  
        The GCDS is an ongoing social creative activity, which brings Chinese and Western scholars and opinion leaders together in an ongoing project in social creativity, exploring transculturality and cultural generativity, contributing to the development of a ‘global cultural sphere’ beyond any single culture, state or nationality.
        The GCDS also develops the rules of ‘civilized dialogue’, encouraging both sides to listen to the other, understand cultural differences, respect local customs, accept different perspectives and acknowledge the common destiny of humanity. In particular, it explores new global governance, encompassing national governments, international organizations, multinational companies, NGOs and citizens, with a mission to build a harmonious, symbiosis-based human destiny community.
        The past and future programme of the series have been developed by continuing to work within the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which accord with UNESCO’s mission of defending peace and the conditions for building sustainable development world through creative intelligence, as follows:

The Organizers

The GCDS was founded by CCPN Global (China in Comparative Perspective Network), YES Global (Young Elite Scheme Global) and UVIC Group in 2014. The GCDS is now organized by Global China Institute (Charity No.: 1154640; an affiliate member of the Academy of Social Sciences) in partnership with the Lau China Institute, King’s College London, the China Media Centre of the University of Westminster, and Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), China.
        Global China Institute has an overall mission of bringing comparisons with China into a worldwide conversation for the benefit of all. With its network (CCPN Global), the Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP), publications and its thinktank, the GCDS engaged broadly and work cooperatively, based on existing studies and activities, to promote an all-round concepts of ‘transculturality’ and ‘social creativity’, to push them from a marginal position towards the centre of mainstream discourse among academics, intellectuals and thinkers worldwide.
        Official recognition came when GCD II became the only event to have a global and social scientific focus in the government designated 2015 Year of UK-China Cultural Exchange with the theme ‘Transculturality and New Global Governance’. It has received enthusiastic support from the Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy to the UK, the Ministry of Culture of China, the British Council, the British Sociological Association, the Chinese Association of World Politics Studies, academic institutions and all the supporters and sponsors that are participating in this event. The GCDS showcases transcultural practice on global issues and governance by organizing events collaboratively between academia, government, international organizations and NGOs.
        Ultimately, our goals are to bring Chinese and Western thinkers together in debate and research that will generate shared endeavours to create a world that benefits all humankind, and to provide both an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the history of our era and accurate forecasts of trends in the development of human society.

Organizing Committee


  • Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of Global China Institute; Honorary Professor of UCL
  • Professor Kerry Brown,  Director of  Lau China Institute, King’s College London
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre, University of Westminster
  • Professor WANG Wen,  Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY), China

Members (in alphabetical order)

  • Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS, Honorary Vice-President of the British Sociological Association (BSA), Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales, UK 
  • Dr Dongning Feng, Senior Lecturer, former Director of the Centre for Translation Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • Emeritus Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Department of Anthropology, LSE, UK
  • Mr Chris Henson, Membership Secretary, Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, UK
  • Professor Martin Jacques, Senior Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK; Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, China
  • Professor LI Qiang, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University; former President of Chinese Sociological Association, China    
  • Professor Wei Li FAcSS, Chair of Centre for Applied Linguistics, University College of London, UK
  • Professor LUO Jiaojiang, Dean of Institute of Social Development, Wuhan University, China; Deputy Director of  Global China Institute, UK  
  • Professor Tony McEnery FAcSS, FRSA, Interim Chief Executive and Research Director, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
  • Professor ZHANG Letian, Director of the Centre for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Director of Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Centre (CCSLC), Fudan University, China; and Co-Director of Global China Institute, UK

Supporters (in alphabetical order)

  • Centre for Applied Linguistics, University College London, UK
  • Centre for European Reform (ECR), UK
  • Centre for Translation Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • China–Europa Forum, France
  • Chopsticks Club, UK
  • Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Center (CCSLC), Fudan University, China
  • ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, UK
  • Global China Press, UK
  • Global China Unit, UK
  • Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP)
  • London Society for Chinese Studies, UK
  • Research Centre for Social Cultural Anthropology, Fudan University, China
  • Research Centre for Social Theory, Peking University, China
  • Research Centre for Studies of Sociological Theory and Methods, Renmin University of China
  • Society for Anglo–Chinese Understanding (SACU), UK
  • The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), UK
  • The British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies (BPCS), UK
  • The British Sociological Association (BSA), UK
  • The Chinese Sociological Association (CSA), China
  • UVIC Group, UK

Sponsors (in alphabetical order)

  • Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), China
  • Research Centre for Discourse and Communications, Zhenjiang University of Media and Communication, China
  • Shanghai Tenly Software Incorporated  
  • The Institute of Social Development, Wuhan University, China 
  • Vanishing Worlds Foundation

Media support


(to be updated)     


2017年 第四届全球中国对话:一带一路——为了共同目标的转文化合作

2016年 第三届全球中国对话:可持续性与全球气候治理

2015年 第二届全球中国对话:转文化与新型全球治理

2014年 第一届全球中国对话:中国现代化进程的经验教训与其它发展中国家和地区之比较




       在过去的将近30年,中国实行了“走出去”战略, 鼓励中国企业在海外投资。该政策不仅仅涉及到经济,还涉及到金融、语言、文化、科学、技术、社科、出版业以及媒体,并按照其规则建立了亚投行。
       近年来,习近平主席访问了55个国家,推动他所倡导的“一带一路”的全球发展战略与中国的治国理政模型。他在2015年访英时说到,“随着中国实力上升,我们将逐步承担更多力所能及的责任,努力为促进世界经济增长和完善全球治理贡献中国的智慧和力量。” 2017年1月,习近平在日内瓦出席“共商共筑人类命运共同体”高级别会议发表的主旨演讲,阐明了中国参与全球治理的基本原则,即坚持对话协商,建设一个持久和平的世界; 坚持共建共享,建设一个普遍安全的世界;坚持合作共赢,建设一个共同繁荣的世界;坚持交流互鉴,建设一个开放包容的世界;坚持绿色低碳,建设一个清洁美丽的世界。


       全球中国对话系列将在联合国可持续发展目标 (SDGs) 的框架下展开活动,这符合联合国教科文组织的创造性才智并在人的思想中建立起保卫和平的屏障和可持续发展的条件。过去和未来几年的主题如下:


        全球中国对话系列是由全球中国比较研究会(CCPN Global)和全球青年精英计划(YES Global)与UVIC集团于2014年发起的。现在由全球中国研究院(公益组织注册号:1154640; 英国社会科学院成员单位)、伦敦国王学院中国研究院,英国威斯敏斯特大学中国媒体中心和中国人民大学重阳金融研究院共同主办。



  • 常向群教授,全球中国研究院院长(英国); 伦敦大学学院荣誉教授
  • 凯瑞·布朗教授,英国伦敦国王学院中国研究院院长
  • 戴雨果教授,英国威斯敏斯特大学中国传媒中心主任
  • 王文教授, 中国人民大学重阳金融研究院执行院长


  • 马丁·阿尔布劳教授,英国社科院院士,英国社会学会名誉副主席
  • 冯东宁博士,伦敦大学亚非学院语言系高级讲师
  • 王斯福教授,伦敦经济学院人类学系荣休教授 
  • 克里斯·汉森先生,英中了解协会秘书长
  • 马丁·雅克先生,英国剑桥大学政治和国际研究高级研究员
  • 李强教授,中国清华大学社会科学院院长;中国社会学学会前会长
  • 李嵬教授,英国社科院院士,伦敦大学学院教育研究所应用语言学中心主任
  • 罗教讲教授,中国武汉大学社会发展研究院院长;全球中国研究院副院长
  • 托尼·麦肯勒里教授,英国社科院院士,皇家艺术院院士,英国经济社会研究委员会代理首席执行官兼研究主任
  • 张乐天教授,中国复旦大学社会文化人类学研究中心、当代中国社会生活资料中心主任,全球中国研究院中方院长


  • 欧洲改革中心
  • 伦敦大学学院应用语言研究中心
  • 英国伦敦大学亚非学院翻译研究中心
  • 法国中欧社会论坛
  • 英国筷子俱乐部
  • 中国复旦大学当代社会生活资料研究中心
  • 英国社科语料库研究中心
  • 全球中国出版社
  • 全球中国智库
  • 《中国比较研究》
  • 伦敦中国研究社
  • 中国复旦大学社会文化人类学研究中心
  • 中国北京大学社会理论研究中心
  • 中国人民大学社会学理论与方法研究中心
  • 英中了解协会
  • 英国汉学研究生学会
  • 英国社会学会
  • 中国社会学会
  • 英国UVIC教育集团


  • 中国人民大学重阳金融研究院
  • 中国浙江传媒学院话语与传播研究中心
  • 上海天律信息技术有限公司
  • 武汉大学社会发展研究院
  • 消失世界基金会


  • 中国网
  • 新华社新华网
  • 《中国日报》欧洲分社


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