2017 Post-Dialogue workshop

Chinese for social science

Along with China's increasing influence on the world, it is important to understand how the Chinese government's policies are reshaping and governing the global community, in addition to understanding Chinese social culture. In this regard, Chinese for Social Science might provide an useful aid for help. 'Chinese for social sciences' is in fact 'Chinese language for Social Sciences’, a branch of 'Chinese for Specific Purposes' (CSP), like 'Chinese for science and technology' or 'business Chinese'. In responding to demands from users of our bilingual websites Global China Institute is developing a supplementary course material based on our articles from the Journal of China in Comparative Perspective, material of Global China Dialogue and publications by Global Century Press in both English and Chinese. It aims at serving the purposes of providing better understanding on basic knowledge on China and improving students' and scholars' language skills in English or Chinese on social science issues.

Our current work is focused on the following areas:

I. Reading: Intermediate and advanced levels of reading material are derived from articles which will be published in Journal of China in Comparative Perspective.

  1. Chinese for social science - Advanced level reading
  2. Chinese for social science - Advanced level reading

II. English and Chinese bidirectional translation: the English and Chinese bidirectional translation work is for maintain and update our bilingual websites and blogs.  

III. Chinese multimedia resources: we will add useful tools from time to time to this section.

IV. Creative English translations of Chinese vocabularies

JCCP is committed to publish the best results of empirical studies of problem-oriented research, theoretical and methodological studies bilingually, in order to engage in-depth communication between Chinese and non-Chinese scholars. Global Century Press (GCP) is the first publisher focusing on bilingual publications of China, the Chinese and non-Chinese perspectives of China in a global context. It publishes the book series Globalization of  Chinese Social ScienceGlobal China Thinktank is anticipated to introduce Chinese social scientists’ work globally in the framework of the globalization of knowledge, and through consultancy and public engagement to participate in shaping the global society. Global China Dialogue Series (GCDS) annual forum sometimes organises the  Post-Dialogue workshop - Chinese for social science, in conjunction with it. 


  • Global China Institute, UK
  • The Lau China Institute, King’s College London, UK
  • The China Media Centre, University of Westminster, UK
  • Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY), China. 

Date: Saturday 2 December

Venue: S0.13, Strand Campus, King’s College London, Ground floor, next the entrance of Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS 

9:30:00-10:00   Registration


Chair: Dr Dongning Feng, Senior Lecturer, Former Director of Centre for Translation Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK

Introduction to Chinese for social science (CSS), Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of Global China Institute, UK; Honorary Professor of UCL, UK

Chinese for social science - Intermediate level reading, Ms Lik Suen, SOAS China Institute, University of London, UK (tbc)

Discussion, Q&A

11:15-11:40       Coffee/tea break


Chinese for social science - Advanced level reading, Dr Lianyi Song, Principal Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, SOAS, University of London, UK

English and Chinese bidirectional translation, Dr Dongning Feng, Senior Lecturer, Former Director of Centre for Translation Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK

Discussion, Q&A

12:40-12:50 Closing remarks: tbc

12:50-14:30      Lunch and network

Related info

1. Global China Dialogue Website (English-Chinese) http://www.dialogue.global-china.org 

2. Global China Dialogue IV Webpage

3. Pre-Global China Dialogue IV event Webpage

4. Post-Global China Dialogue IV event Webpage


Ms XIONG Yi info@gci-uk.org

This is a free event, click HERE to register

Also see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chinese-for-social-science-post-dialogue-workshop--tickets-39809522353   

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The websites and blogs are in use while they are being built 本网站和博客均在'边建设边使用' 中

The above title is adapted from the China's development style in order for you to share our resources in a timely fashion. There is still a huge amount of work to be done. Your understanding, participation and generous support are highly appreciated!

为了与您及时分享我们的资源, 我们采纳中国发展的'边建设边使用'的做法,尚有大量的工作待做, 真诚地感谢您的理解、参与和慷慨赞助!

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