城市大学中国研究组织的传统 (1973-1998)

城市大学中国研究小组是由王斯福教授于1973年成立, 并且是英国第一个对中国进行社会科学研究的组织。 它在1998年王斯福转往LSE的时候被关闭。

  • Differing from sinology (classic) and Chinese studies (including humanities and social science) it encouraged an interdisciplinary approach to the study of China
  • It had the 'City University  FREEDMAN Collection' (47 boxes 1940c-1970c). They were personal collection of Maurice Freedman (1920-1975), Professor of Social Anthropology. They have been kept at LSE Library from 1998.
  • The China Research Unit ran the 'London China Seminar' on a weekly basis during term time for 25 years at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
  • It organized some research projects, e.g. Social support arrangements and transformation of local traditions, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).  
  • It attracted much attention from social scientists in China and Taiwan and built a large network with Chinese and Taiwanese academic institutions and individual scholars.