Workshops and Conferences

Prof Jane Duckett (University of Glasgow) organized a conference on ‘The Sustainability of Health Care Systems: Evaluations, Trust and Utilisation’ on 2 February 2015 at the British Academy, London. The conference formed part of the ESRC-funded project "Performance Evaluations, Trust and Utilization of Health Care in China." Conference programme. The following day, a half-day conference entitled "Popular Attitudes the Health Care System in China," aimed at non-academic users, was held at the same venue.

A delegation of environmental officials and academics from the Chinese province of Zhejiang visited Scotland from 14th January to 17th January 2015. Led by senior representatives from the Environmental Protection Bureau of Zhejiang Province, the visit included a half-day conference on 15th January at University of Glasgow on Public Participation in Environmental Governance in China, North Africa and Europe,  and a visit to local NGOs on the island of Arran. Provisional programme‌‌

Dr Sai Ding (University of Glasgow) organized a two-day international workshop on 'Globalization of Chinese industrial sector: productivity, trade and finance' on 2-3 September 2013 at the University of Glasgow. It was jointly sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE), and the Adam Smith Business School. Provisional programme.

A Graduate Workshop "Social Science Research on China: Challenges and New Perspectives" was held on 30 August 2013, at University of Glasgow. Graduate Workshop 30 Aug 2013 - Programme (PDF)

A workshop, "China and the EU: perceptions and policies"  organized jointly with the Confucius Institute as part of the Scotland in Conversation with China series, was held on Wednesday 31 October, 2012. Workshop programme. Speakers included George Cunningham, EU External Action Service, who gave a presentation on EU Public Perceptions of China and Policy Implications (including Powerpoint). 

An academic symposium, ‘Memory and the Witness in Chinese Language Cinema’ was held at the University of Glasgow on Saturday 28 January 2012. Symposium Programme .  Further information from:

A workshop on Climate Change Post-Kyoto: Insights from BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) was held at the University of Glasgow in January 2009. Follow this link to see the programme.

A workshop on The Social Welfare Mix in China was held at Nankai University, Tianjin 27-29 October 2008. This workshop was organised by Prof Jane Duckett (University of Glasgow) and Dr Beatriz Carrillo (Institute of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney) and was funded by the IIS at UTS. Follow the link for more information about the workshop and the Provincial China Workshop Programme.

A conference on 'Hong Kong's Currency Board at 25', Institute for Historical Research, London, 21 October 2008. For more information on see Hong Kong's Currency Board at 25. 2008 marked the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Hong Kong's currency board system and this conference reflected on its performance and future prospects. Hong Kong SAR is now highly unusual as a large and sophisticated economy with international financial centre status running a currency board system that pegs the Hong Kong Dollar to the US Dollar. While usually credited with Providing stability and prosperity for Hong Kong, the system faces new challenges from the recent depreciation of the US Dollar and the growing flexibility of the Chinese Renminbi since 2005. Please click link for Catherine Schenk's currency board workshop programme and for her presentation on 'The Evolution of the Hong Kong Currency Board.

Scottish Centre for Chinese Social Science Research Launch Conference
The Launch Conference of the Scottish Centre for Chinese Social Science Research was held at the University of Glasgow on 6 June 2008 . The Centre was launched by Professor Steven Beaumont, OBE. The keynote speaker, Professor David SG Goodman, spoke on 'China as Global Culture'. There were roundtable panels (presentations and discussion) on 'The Beijing 2008 Olympics' and 'China's Energy and Environmental Politics'. Download conference programme here. Download biographies of the main speakers at the Conference, Professor David SG Goodman, Professor Guan Xinping and Professor Ian Taylor.
Postgraduate Network Launch Workshop
The Scottish Centre for Chinese Social Science Research's Postgraduate Network held its launch workshop on 7 June 2008. The workshop aimed to bring together students doing doctoral research in the social sciences of China. Research panels enabled students to present on their work to their peers in a supportive environment. Other sessions provided social science-focussed research training, including advice on doing fieldwork, ethics, developing effective collaborations with Chinese researchers, and on careers in the social sciences of China. Download Postgraduate Workshop Programme here.

A workshop on Banking & Monetary History: Hong Kong's Current Challenges in Historical Perspective was held at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, organised by Catherine Schenk in collaboration with the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research and the Centre for Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, April 2007.