Institute of Chinese Studies

The Chinese University was founded with the vision of “combining tradition with modernity and bringing together China and the West”. It is no coincidence that one of the earliest buildings erected on the Ma Liu Shui campus was that of the Institute of Chinese Studies in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Since its founding in 1967, the Institute has served as an international centre for communication and collaboration with other academic and research institutions in Chinese subjects. It affords the facilities and opportunities of research and academic exchanges to scholars, home and visiting, through publications, conferences, seminars and exhibitions.

Today, the Institute has grown to encompass a spectrum of centres, programmes, publications and databases essential to scholarship and academic pursuits in different fields in Chinese arts, language, literature, history and archaeology. It has made CUHK the forerunner and a premier international hub of Chinese studies.

Research units include:

  • Arts Museum
  • Research Centre for Translation
  • Centre for Chinese Archaeology and Art
  • T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre
  • Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture
  • D. C. Lau Research Centre for Chinese Ancient Texts
  • Universities Service Centre for China Studies

Publications include:

  • Journal of Chinese Studies
  • Renditions
  • Studies in Chinese Linguistics
  • Newsletter of Chinese Language
  • Twenty-First Century Bimonthy
  • The Pre-Han and Han Concordance Series
  • The Six Dynasties Concordance Series
  • The CHANT (CHinese ANcient Texts) Series