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Introduction of International Consortium of China studies (ICCS)


China has become the second largest economy in the world. Yet, there are numerous challenges ahead. Its future performance, no matter in which direction, will expansively impact the world economy. With a growing interest in understanding the Chinese economy, many countries have set up research centers focused on China studies. To facilitate academic and information exchange among the centers, many colleagues have expressed an interest in establishing a platform to facilitate academic exchanges in this burgeoning field.

In response to this need, NSD proposes to establish the International Consortium of China studies (ICCS). ICCS aims at organizing annual meetings for institutional members to exchange their research works in the field of China studies. While the field is multidisciplinary in nature, ICCS will focus on social sciences including economics, political science, sociology, law and international relations. On even years, the conference will be held in China, while on odd years, it will be rotated among institutional members in other counties.

The inaugural meeting of International Consortium of China Studies will be hold at National School of Development, Peking University on April 20-21, 2014. The founding institutional members are:


National School of Development, Peking University 
China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University 
The Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
The Universities Service Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Centre for China Analysis and Strategy (CCAS), New Delhi 
Institute of Social Science Contemporary China Research Base, The University of Tokyo 
Asia Center at Seoul National University 
Center for Chinese Studies, Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University 
Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University (GSIS) 

China Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney 
China Studies Centre, The University of Sydney 
Faculty of Arts, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne 
The Centre for Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria University 
The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at University of Melbourne 

Centre for East Asian Studies at Unversity of Turku 
L'IDREC (Institut de Recherche sur l'Economie de la Chine) au CERDI 
Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) of the University of Duisburg-Essen 
The GIGA Institute of Asian Studies 
Stockholm China Economic Research Institute 
School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham 
The Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP) at St Edmund Hall of University of Oxford 
North America:

21st Century China Program, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at University of California at San Diego 
China Data Center, University of Michigan 
China Research Center 
Chinese Economist Society