The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies (CCCS) is a major initiative of The University of Melbourne's highly-profiled Asia Institute. It plays a vital role in promoting an Australian approach in the study of contemporary China, and serves to be a significant source of research-based information on China, Chinese societies and Chinese economies in the 21st century.
The Centre harnesses the substantial knowledge and experience on China-related studies from across the University and focuses on a historically-informed contemporary approach in its research. It is also well-resourced by one of the best Chinese-language collections available held at the University's Bailieu Library.
Our Research Briefs offer analysis of recent developments in China and an introduction to current academic research on topics such as reforms in hukou policy, the stock market and macroeconomic stability, left-behind children, society and environment.
The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies will present a Seminar Series during the academic year that showcases the most interesting research on contemporary China. We invite speakers from around Australia who present their research in an hour long seminar with additional time allowed for questions.
The Centre seeks to engage the Australian public, government, corporate and academic communities in informed conversation about the opportunities and challenges of China’s political and economic rise.