Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat!

Dear colleagues and friends,

The Year of the Pig has been a year of institutional reform: Global China Press and Global China Academy (GCI) have become Global Century Press and Global China Academy (GCA), respectively. For reasons of efficiency, we are applying to convert the existing charity into a Foundation CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation). CCPN Global engages in work on China in comparative perspective, mainly via a global network and a peer-reviewed journal, for which it serves as a resource. The name of the journal, hitherto known as the Journal of China in Comparative Perspective, is changing to Journal of China in Global and Comparative Perspectives (JCGCP), to reflect its widening scope.  

Aims: Global China Academy (GCA) is a UK-based independent academic institution. An affiliate member of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK, it aims to promote the study of China in global comparative perspective in all aspects. It is also a member of Belt and Road Studies Network (BRSN) of China. As a knowledge-based thinktank and a bridge between China and the rest of world, Chinese and non-Chinese, GCA aims to serve the global public good as widely as possible.

Personnel: There are seven categories of people involved in Global China Academy’s work: 1) outsource experts – in fields such as copy editing, proofreading, typesetting, graphic design, printing, website design and maintenance, legal advice, accounting and logistical arrangements for visitors, 2) staff, 3) Editorial Board, 4) International Consultants, 5) Academic Advisory Committee, 6) Interns and Trainees, and 7) members (about 5,000 signed up, currently non-paying). All the people who are listed in the links above work on a voluntary basis, some playing more than one role. Through them, the Academy interacts with a great number of research and academic institutions and other organizations around the world. Without them, our work would not be possible. Last year, at the 6th Global China Dialogue held at the British Academy, we were very honoured that our guest Professor Lord Anthony Giddens presented a letter of appointment as the Chinese President of the Global China Academy (GCA) to Professor XIE Lizhong of Peking University (see photo).

Structure: GCA’s academic mission is to bring the theories and methods from studies of Chinese society and comparative studies of China from different social scientific disciplines to the court of human knowledge. In pursuit of this aim, GCA maintains a global network of experts and scholars in the humanities and social sciences, the Global China in Comparative Perspective Network and, with its Global Century Press (GCP), publishes the Journal of China in Global and Comparative Perspectives. GCP is uniquely dedicated to publishing social scientific and humanities academic and popular books bilingually in a global context.

GCA’s social mission is to bring resources from China, Chinese and comparative studies to provide knowledge-based social consultancy and build a public dialogue platform, Global China Dialogues (GCD), focusing on global governance-related issues. GCA supports a range of cognate activities all designed to bring China and Chinese thinking into engagement with the rest of the world. These activities include its popular publications and Global China Ecommerce.

Offices and facilities: Global China Academy is effectively a virtual academic community, as its operations are mainly internet-based, although its offices in London and Shanghai are shared with our partners. We continue to update our comprehensive websites in English, Chinese and English-Chinese. We hope you like the new look of our home page (right).  The comprehensive update is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Your patience while these processes take place is much appreciated, and your comments and feedback are welcome. Thank you.

Work in progress: Through its English, Chinese and bilingual websites, the only ones of their kind in the English-speaking world, and a global network of experts and professionals, we coordinate four main strands of work, described below.

1. China in Global and Comparative Perspectives. After some years of development, we are expanding ‘China in comparative perspective’ to encompass a global vision. We will continue to maintain a global website and network to provide resources and services related to global China in comparative perspectives. As noted above, we are changing the name of the peer-reviewed Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP) to Journal of China in Global and Comparative Perspectives (JCGCP) in both English (annual) and Chinese (biennial) editions. In addition to social scientific studies of China, we include studies of the humanities relating to China, Chinese people, civilization, culture, language and Chinese ways of thinking. We also includes articles that draw contrasts between China and non-China, Chinese people and non-Chinese people, or academic debates and dialogues between Chinese and non-Chinese. We are applying for both journals to be SSCI listed.

2. Global Century Press. In 2019 we changed the name Global China Press to Global Century Press to reflect its scope and its independence. It remains the only publisher in the world dedicated to publishing social scientific and humanities academic and popular books bilingually, focusing on studies of China in comparative perspective, Chinese perspectives of the world or human knowledge, and non-Chinese perspectives of China in a global context. In addition, we are founding two other journals: the Journal of Chinese for Social Science and the Journal of Corpus Approaches to Chinese Social Science, both published biennially in English and Chinese.

At the London Book Fair 2019, we co-organised an event on the theme “China through British eyes”. The book titles launched included Walk Your Dream (English edition) and Pingju: Real Life Opera of Northern China (English edition), published by New World Press, as well as Walk for Peace: Transcultural Experiences in China (enlarged English edition) and Pingju: Real Life Opera and a ‘Rural Chinese Shakespeare’ (updated English edition), published jointly by New World Press, part of the Chinese International Publishing Group (CIPG) and Global Century Press.

The event featured a roundtable discussion on China and international communications and an agreement-signing ceremony between New World Press and Global Century Press.

3. Global China Dialogue. As a knowledge-based thinktank for social consultancy, we successfully held the sixth Global China Dialogue with the theme ‘Governance for World Peace’ on 6th December 2019 at the British Academy, UK. It was co-sponsored by the Global China Academy (now Global China Academy), the University of London College's Applied Linguistics Centre and the University of Westminster's China Media Centre. Nearly 30 scholars, experts, professionals and practitioners, as well as officials and government representatives, from China, Jordan, Nigeria, France, Germany, Denmark and the United Kingdom, spoke at the Dialogue. In addition to the keynote speeches and closing remarks, the Dialogue featured four panels: Mediation and peace-making in civil conflicts, The Belt and Road and tension reduction between countries and cultures, China's role in multilateral peacekeeping, and Civilizational values and the promotion of peace. The Dialogue attracted nearly 100 participants overall and was supported by many academic institutions as well as China-related organizations and the Chinese Embassy in the UK (see photo report).

4. Global China Ecommerce. The GCA explores mechanisms of social enterprise for the sustainable development of non-profit organizations throughout the world. Global China Ecommerce provides a platform for GCA-related organizations to conduct their business and complete transactions electronically. It is used by: Global China Academy Journal of China in Global and Comparative Perspectives, Global China Dialogue, Global Century Press and the Global China Thinktank. It has developed the following ecommerce products: journals and subscriptions, a book store, event registration, consultations and other services.

We are pleased to report that, in the past year, thanks to all your support in the form of academic input, expertise, fees and subscriptions to our journal, Global China Academy is continuing to grow and thrive. We invite you to enjoy our activities as well as our products. Thank you very much!

With warmest regards and best wishes for a very happy and prosperous Year of the Rat!

Professor Xiangqun Chang FRSA PhD 常向群
President, Global China Academy;
Honorary Prof. of University College London, UK            

Professor XIE Lizhong 谢立中
Chinese President, Global China Academy;
Professor of Peking University, China

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过去的猪年可谓是体制改革的一年:全球中国出版社和全球中国学术院分别更名为环球世纪出版社全球中国学术院。为了提高效率和效益,我们在对现有的公益机构升级为(CIO)。 全球中国比较研究会的全球网络并入《中国比较研究》期刊的资源部分。《中国比较研究》期刊正在更名为《全球中国比较研究》期刊以涵盖其对中国研究的全球和比较的双重视野。


目标全球中国学术院 (公益组织注册号:1154640,英国社会科学院的成员单位) 是全方位地促进全球中国比较研究并参与全球社会的社会建设和社会治理的独立的全球性学术机构。它也是中国“一带一路”国际智库合作委员会的成员单位,作为一个以知识基础的思想型智库和中外沟通的桥梁,全球中国学术院旨在促进全球公益事业服务于人类尽可能广泛的公众。


结构:全球中国学术院的学术使命是推动产生于西方的社会科学的不同学科或曰人类的知识大厦增添来自对中国社会及其中国比较研究的理论和方法成果。为了实现这一目标,全球中国学术院维护着一个由人文与社会科学专家和学者组成的全球性网络 (全球中国比较研究会),来支撑《中国比较研究》期刊,并由其环球世纪出版社出版。该出版社是世界上首家致力于在全球语境下出版双语的社科与人文的专业及大众书籍的出版社。




1. 全球中国比较研究。经过几年的发展,我们逐渐将“比较视野“扩展到”全球视野“。我们将继续维护全球网络,为全球的和比较的视野提供与相关的资源和服务。如前提及,我们正在将《中国比较研究》英文版(年刊)和中文版(双年刊)更名为《全球中国比较研究》。除了对中国的研究以外,我们还包括对中国人、中华文明、文化、语言和中国思维方式有关研究,除了社会科学也包括人文学科的相关研究。 我们也接受中国和非中国之间的对比、华人和非华人的比照、以及他们之间关于中国与世界的学术辩论或对话等文章。我们正在申请将它们都列入社会科学引文索引(SSCI)期刊。

 2. 环球世纪出版社仍然是世界上首家致力于在全球语境下出版双语的社科与人文的专业及大众书籍的出版社。环球世纪出版社专注于出版中国比较研究的著述,还包括在全球语境下对世界和人类知识研究的中华视野,以及对中国研究的非中华视野。此外,我们还在把两套系列丛书改为两种期刊:《社科汉语研究》和《语料库与中国社科研究》,均为中文版双年刊。此外,我们还在把两套系列丛书改为两种期刊:《社科汉语研究》和《语料库与中国社科研究》,均为中文版双年刊。

在2019年伦敦书展上,我们合作组织了一场主题为“英国人眼中的中国”的活动。 发行的书名包括新世界出版社出版的《徒步中国II》(英文版) 和《中国乡村的“莎士比亚”——汉学家眼中的中国评剧》(英文版),及其与环球世纪出版社合作出版的《为和平徒步——中国之旅的转文化体验》(英文增补版) 和《中国乡村的“莎士比亚”——汉学家眼中的中国评剧》(修订版)。


 3. 全球中国对话。作为以知识为基础的社会咨询智库,我们于2019年12月6日在英国大英学会成功举办了主题为``世界和平治理''第六届全球中国对话。它是由全球中国学术院(现为全球中国学术院),伦敦大学学院应用语言学中心和威斯敏斯特大学中国传媒中心共同主办的。来自中国、约旦、尼日利亚、法国、德国、丹麦、英国的近30名演讲嘉宾,包括学者、专家、专业和从业人士以及官员政要等,围绕“世界和平治理”这一主题,在“民事冲突中的调节与和平”、“一带一路与减缓国家和文化之间的紧张局势”、“中国在多边维和中的作用”、“文明价值观与促进和平”四大板块展开思想文化交流与对话,吸引了近百与会者对不同主题和版块的参与。本次活动得到了国内外一些学术机构和与中国相关的组织包括中国驻英国大使馆的大力支持(见图片报道)。

4. 全球中国电子商务。全球中国学术院探索社会企业促进全球公益性机构可持续发展的机制。 全球中国电子商务是全球中国学术院的相关单位开展业务并以电子方式在其电商平台上完成交易的基础设施。其使用者包括:全球中国学术院《全球中国比较研究》期刊、环球世纪出版社全球中国智库全球中国对话。它开发了以下电子商务产品:期刊和订阅书店活动注册顾问咨询其他服务

总之,我们很高兴地报告,在过去的一年中,由于您在学术输入、专家见解、经费资助、期刊订阅等方面的大力支持下,全球中国学术院正在继续发展壮大。我们邀请您继续分享我们的活动以及我们的产品。 非常感谢你!



常向群教授 英国皇家艺术院院士





Highlights 关注 China and global society are fighting COVID-19 together: Book launch and display, online and offline assessments of the crisis from within and outside China 中国与全球社会共同抗击新冠病毒——来自国内外的跨时空的在线和离线图书联展与发布 Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat! Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat! 恭贺各位2020鼠年新禧! Photo Report: A Symposium on China’s Development Path in the New Era from Multiple Perspectives was held at University of Cambridge Photo Report: A Symposium on China’s Development Path in the New Era from Multiple Perspectives was held at University of Cambridge 多重视野看新时代中国发展道路研讨会在剑桥大学举行 A Symposium on China’s Development Path in the New Era from Multiple Perspectives 主题研讨会:多重视野看新时代中国发展道路 Photo report: the 6th Global China Dialogue (GCD VI) Governance for World Peace 图片报道: 第六届全球中国对话 ——世界和平治理 Call for Participants to The 6th Global China Dialogue (GCD VI) Governance for World Peace 会议邀请: 第六届全球中国对话 ——世界和平治理 Photo report - China through British eyes: launch of new books and donation of books 图片报道——英国人眼里的中国: 新书发布和赠书仪式 Photo report - China through British eyes: launch of new books and donation of books 图片报道——英国人眼里的中国:新书发布和赠书仪式 Photo reports: Roundtable Discussion on China and International Communications and Agreement-signing Ceremony between New World Press and Global Century Press 多视角看中国与国际传播圆桌会议暨 新世界出版社与环球世纪出版社合作出版签约仪式 Photo report: Agreement-signing ceremony and launch of English edition of China’s Role in a Shared Human Future at the London Book Fair 图片报道——多视角看中国与国际传播圆桌会议暨新世界出版社与环球世纪出版社合作出版签约仪式 copty - Global Century Press 环球世纪出版社
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The above title is adapted from the China's development style in order for you to share our resources in a timely fashion. There is still a huge amount of work to be done. Your understanding, participation and generous support are highly appreciated!

为了与您及时分享我们的资源, 我们采纳中国发展的'边建设边使用'的做法,尚有大量的工作待做, 真诚地感谢您的理解、参与和慷慨赞助!

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