Research Briefs

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

Aim of Research Briefs

The Research Briefs are distributed to our academic, government and business networks. They are aimed at a general audience with an interest in China, and aim to tell a coherent story about a topic of general interest.

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Research Briefs 2018

Number / dateTitleName
Research Brief No. 16
November 2018
Neither Panacea nor Toxin: Chinese Dam Building in Africa (545kb pdf)Dr Xiao Han
CCCS Research Fellow 
Research Brief No. 15
September 2018
International Chinese enterprises: is reputation management a silver bullet? (540kb pdf) Dr Sacha Cody
Australian National University
Research Brief No. 14
July 2018
Rural Charities and the Conundrum of Social Governance (535kb pdf) Dr Tom Cliff
DECRA Fellow
Australian National University
Research Brief No. 13
May 2018 
China and the Global Refugee Crisis (535kb pdf) Dr Fengshi Wu
CCCS Senior Lecturer
Research Brief No. 12
February 2018
Youth volunteering in China: To what end? (555kb pdf) Dr Anthony J. Spires
Deputy Director, CCCS

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
Asia Institute
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