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 ReligionFernanda 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 studyA 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 ChinaCurrent 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 ChinaProfessor 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 TogetherJuxtapose 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.
- Shelagh Vainker and Di Wang were interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme on ‘Women in Chinese Art’. They discuss the new exhibition ‘A Century of Women in Chinese Art’ at the Ashmolean Museum, running from 1 May until 7 October 2018. Read More »
- Rosemary Foot and Evelyn Goh: ‘The International Relations of East Asia: A New Research Prospectus’, in International Studies Review, April 2018. Rosemary Foot: ‘Restraints on Conflict in the China-US Relationship: Contesting Power Transition Theory’, in Asle Toje (ed.)Will China’s Rise be Peaceful (Oxford University Press, 2018).Read More »
- Gordon Barrett’s article on ‘China’s “People’s Diplomacy” and the Pugwash Conferences, 1957-1964’ appears in the Journal of Cold War Studies Read More »
- Anna Lora-Wainwright is the winner of the 2018 Thinking Allowed Award for Ethnography for her new book Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China Anna attended the British Sociological Association conference in Newcastle, where the winner of the Thinking Allowed Award for Ethnography was announced. Anna recently took part in the Environmental Humanities workshop …Read More »
- Matthew S. Erie, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, has been awarded a 2018 SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship in the amount of $42,000 for his project “Illiberal Law and Development: China and the World.” Professor Erie’s project was one of 14 selected out of an initial pool of …Read More »
Rosemary Foot publishes paper on Chinese Power and the Idea of a Responsible State in a Changing World OrderFollowing her stay at The Australian National University, as Visiting Des Ball Chair in Strategic Studies, Rosemary Foot has published a paper in The Centre of Gravity series (ANU).Read More »
- Miriam Driessen was interviewed by BBC Chinese about her research on Chinese labour migration to Ethiopia.Read More »
- Kyle Jaros has co-authored and published an article online in The China Quarterly (December 2017). Kyle Jaros and Jennifer Pan, ‘China’s Newsmakers: Official Media Coverage and Political Shifts in the Xi Jinping Era.’Read More »
- Miriam Driessen has published an article on ‘Rural Voids’ in the journal Public Culture. As urban regions change in contemporary China, rural regions change no less dramatically. This essay sheds light on the discursive context in which rural transformations occur, by introducing the concept of ‘rural voids’. Rural voids are …Read More »
- Rosemary Foot took up the Visiting Des Ball Chair in Strategic Studies at the Australian National University in November. She gave the Professor Robert O’Neill special lecture on 27 November entitled ‘Chinese Power and the Idea of a “Responsible State” in a Changing World Order’.Read More »