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Young scholars gather at HKBU to discuss global perspectives on China Studies

The China Studies Programme in conjunction with the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies and the Institute of Creativity of HKBU organised the 3rd Young Scholars’ Conference on China Studies from 14 to 15 December. More than 60 young scholars from around the world were given the opportunity to explore global perspectives on China Studies.

A total of 23 panels were held during the two-day conference with topics covering tradition as a source of inspiration, prospects and challenges facing the Chinese economy, conceptualising China in modern Chinese literature, China business and management, China and the world from the maritime perspective, China’s diplomacy and international relations, transport and logistics development in China etc. Renowned scholars, Professor Li Qiang of Tsinghua University and Professor Carolyn Cartier of the University of Technology Sydney, were invited to deliver the keynote speeches.

An Outstanding Paper Award was introduced at the Conference to recognise research papers of high quality, originality and significance. In addition, a specially designed Professional Development Workshop for Research Postgraduate Students was organised for all conference participants. Renowned scholars were invited to share their experience in the workshop on various areas, including teaching strategies, research design, network building and research funding application.

Professor Li Qiang of Tsinghua University delivers the keynote speech

Professor Li Qiang of Tsinghua University delivers the keynote speech

(Adopted from e-News, CPRO)