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.
- Pamela Hunt’s book, Rebel Men: Masculinity and Attitude in Postsocialist Chinese Literature, has been published by Hong Kong University Press. Masculinity, fast-changing and regularly declared to be in the throes of crisis, is attracting more popular and scholarly debate in China than ever before. At the same time, Chinese literature …Read More »
- A new book edited by Paul Bevan, Anne Witchard and Da Zheng was published by Hong Kong University Press in April 2022. Paul has contributed two essays to the volume, ‘Chiang Yee’s Hampstead,’ and ‘Shih-I Hsiung and Anglo-Chinese Films: “An Interesting Experiment”.’ Chiang Yee and His Circle: Chinese Artistic and …Read More »
- A Chinese translation of Professor Tian Yuan Tan‘s book, Songs of Contentment and Transgression: Discharged Officials and Literati Communities in Sixteenth-Century North China (Harvard 2010), has been published in China under a new series of western sinological studies by Guangxi Normal University Press. The book is translated by Associate Professor Zhou Rui of Southwest University …Read More »
- Henrietta Harrison‘s book, The Perils of Interpreting: The Extraordinary Lives of Two Translators between Qing China and the British Empire, has been published by Princeton University Press. More details can be found hereRead More »
- Rachel Murphy has just published a new journal paper, ‘What Does “Left Behind” Mean to Children Living in Migratory Regions in Rural China?’, in Geoforum. It is available open access online ahead-of-print hereRead More »
- Rosemary Foot was interviewed by ‘The Hub’ about how China’s influence is growing at the UN. The interview can be read here. Professor Foot has also been interviewed by ‘The Wire China‘ (in October 2021).Read More »
- Rachel Murphy’s article, ‘Education and Repertoires of Care in Migrant Families in Rural China’, has just been published in Comparative Education Review, 66 (1), and is available online ahead-of-print hereRead More »
- Paul Bevan‘s translation of The Adventures of Ma Suzhen has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. More information can be found here.Read More »
- Books by Rosemary Foot (China, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image) and Rana Mitter (China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism) appear in Foreign Affairs‘ selection of ‘The Best of Books in 2021’. More information can be found here. (Best of Books picture by …Read More »
- Dispute inflation – Todd Hall discusses the phenomenon of dispute inflation in an article published by the European Journal of International Relations.Read More »