Research Briefs 2018

Number / dateTitleName
Research Brief No. 12
February 2018 
Youth volunteering in China: To what end? (555kb pdf)Dr Anthony J. Spires
CCCS Senior Lecturer

Research Briefs 2017

Number / dateTitleName
Research Brief No. 11
December 2017
Is the Xinjiangban an effective antidote to ethnic conflict? (575kb pdf)Zhenjie Yuan
PhD Candidate, Asia Institute
Research Brief No. 10
October 2017
Internal convergence and China's growth potential (445kb pdf)Professor Yao Yang
Peking University and
CCCS Asia Scholar; Wang
Mengqi, Peking University
Research Brief No. 9
August 2017
Is community-based natural resource management an alternative for China? (535kb pdf)Dr Zoe Wang
CCCS Research Fellow
Research Brief No. 8
June 2017
Rumbling of reform in China's fiscal foundations (445kb pdf)Professor Christine Wong
Director, CCCS
Research Brief No. 7
April 2017
Reforming history: Putting the CCP back into China's historical narratives (550kb pdf)Dr Sow Keat Tok
CCCS Deputy Director
Research Brief No. 6
February 2017
Ending China's One-Child Policy: Too little too late? (650kb pdf)Professor Martin K. Whyte
CCCS Asia Scholar

Research Briefs 2016

Number / dateTitleName
Research Brief No. 5
October 2016
Affordable housing provision in urban China: A solution for whom? (470kb pdf)Lei Yu
PhD Candidate, CCCS
Research Brief No. 4
August 2016
The end of poverty in China? (495kb pdf)Dr Sarah Rogers
Research Fellow, CCCS
Research Brief No. 3
June 2016
Selling China to the world: translators beware! (500kb pdf)Bei Hu
Asia Institute Master of Translation student
Research Brief No. 2
April 2016
The Tibet project (450kb pdf)Dr Gerald Roche
DECRA Fellow, Asia Institute
Research Brief No. 1
February 2016
Can a modern system of governance work under Xi? (465kb pdf)Professor Christine Wong
Director, CCCS

Information on research briefs

Research briefs are a bimonthly publication from the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies. The Briefs offer analysis of recent developments in China and an introduction to current academic research. The Research Briefs are distributed to our academic, government and business networks.

The Centre is currently soliciting 50-100 word proposals from those who may wish to contribute, including graduate students and colleagues. We are pleased to offer $200 to the author(s) of published Briefs.

The Research Briefs are aimed at a general audience with an interest in China: we expect proposals to tell a coherent story about a topic of general interest. If your proposal is accepted, the full Brief will be approximately 1000-1500 words. The Research Briefs will not include citations, though you may include hyperlinks in the main text to websites or published papers of interest. Avoid academic jargon as much as possible.

Please send your 50-100 word abstract to