Research

Oxford is engaged in a number of continuing projects and research collaborations that cover various aspects of China's society, politics, economy and environment, as well as various aspects of China's traditional culture, history and philosophy.

The research projects showcased on this page include initiatives by the faculty members as well as projects initiated and supported by graduate students.

  • Legal Ideology in   Tibet: Politics, Practice, and Religion
    Legal Ideology in   Tibet: Politics, Practice, and Religion
    Fernanda Pirie and Charles Manson are examining texts, ideas, and ideologies in their social contexts. They are tracing the different sources and strands of legal thought, exploring tensions between them and attempts by Tibetan writers, many of whom were religious scholars, to reconcile religious, ethical, and jurisprudential ideals.
  • Sounding Islam in China: a multi-ethnographic study
    Sounding Islam in China: a multi-ethnographic study
    A project run by Maria Jaschok, Rachel Harris (PI) and Ha Guangtian, which uses methodologies of ethnomusicology and sensory anthropology to map the Islamic soundscapes of contemporary China.
  • Barend ter Haar's Book Projects on Traditional China
    Barend ter Haar's Book Projects on Traditional China
    Current book projects on Guan Yu, witch persecution in China and a general history of China in English.
  • Interpreters in 18th and 19th century Europe and China
    Interpreters in 18th and 19th century Europe and China
    Professor Henrietta Harrison's project aims to create a joint biography of Li Zibiao (李自標, Jacobus Ly), who was the interpreter for the first British embassy to China in 1793, and George Thomas Staunton, the twelve-year old son of Macartney’s secretary George Leonard Staunton.
  • Juxtapose: Studying Contemporary India and China Together
    Juxtapose: Studying Contemporary India and China Together
    Juxtapose is a multi-faceted project aiming to create new approaches to comparative works on India and China, incorporating diverse perspectives to stimulate fresh contributions to the academy and beyond.

Research Highlights