May 2020

Successful Online Thesis Defenses for our 2020 Graduates

2020-05-23T19:38:54+08:00May 23rd, 2020|News, Students|

It's that time of the year again: Beijing finally gets warmer and friendlier, and our students at the Contemporary China Studies Program are relieved that their theses have passed Renmin University's review process. What's next? Thesis defenses of course! But this year, we're doing things differently: Due to the still ongoing COVID-19 situation and the [...]

April 2020

Student Profile: Dustin from the US tells us about life in rural China during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-25T00:16:21+08:00April 24th, 2020|Media, News, Students|

Get to know our Students at the Contemporary China Studies Program! In 2019, Dustin moved from a small town in Vermont to China's capital city. His goal is to learn about Sino-US relations from a Chinese perspective to be able to more comprehensively understand how these will be shaped in the future.   Hi Dustin, thanks [...]

We Are Looking for the Next Generation of China Experts!

2020-04-20T22:43:07+08:00April 20th, 2020|Media, News|

How time flies! There is only one month left to apply for our 2020 intake to the Contemporary China Studies Program @ RUC. Earn a master's degree at China's leading university in the social sciences and join our diverse group of future China scholars this fall! And pssst: there are still a few funding opportunities [...]

Facts Tell Video: Prof Qiao Liang on Hubei Province’s Recovery from COVID-19

2020-04-14T12:08:33+08:00April 13th, 2020|Media, News|

As part of CGTN's "Facts Tell" series of short videos, former CCSP lecturer Prof Qiao Liang kicked off his contribution to the series with an episode explaining China's approach to Managing the recent COVID-19 outbreak: China's measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic have been criticized by Western media as violations of individual freedom [...]

March 2020

Student Profile: Klaudija Lipnjak wrapping up her thesis research during COVID-19

2020-03-20T23:18:52+08:00March 19th, 2020|News, Students|

Get to know our Students at the Contemporary China Studies Program! Klaudija Lipnjak from Croatia is using the extra time on campus brought on by COVID-19 to finalize her graduation thesis research. Thank you for agreeing to this interview! Why don’t you just start off with your name, your background, and a little bit about [...]

Student Profile: Jean-Yves from Canada volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak

2020-03-11T11:11:14+08:00March 11th, 2020|News, Students|

Get to know our Students at the Contemporary China Studies Program! Jean-Yves from Canada, who joined the program in 2019, shares his experience as a neighborhood community volunteer during the COVID-19 outbreak. His story was also featured on local social media in Chinese. Why I volunteered to work for my community in Beijing It was [...]

January 2020

December 2019

Visit to RUC’s Old Campus

2020-01-17T21:00:48+08:00December 13th, 2019|Media, Meetings, News, Students, Visits|

Renmin University is a fast-growing institution that is currently expanding with new schools in Suzhou and Shenzhen, and a brand new campus in Tongzhou. Instead of looking at the promising future, this afternoon our students took a look back at Renmin University's history and visited the old campus located just a few steps away from [...]

Congratulations to Our Second-Year Students!

2020-01-17T21:16:01+08:00December 11th, 2019|Media, Meetings, News, Students|

Congratulations to our second-year students who successfully passed their thesis proposal defense today. At this stage of their academic career, CCSP students need to convince a commission of professors of the relevance and feasibility of their proposed research. This year, our students focused on a broad array of topics. The following are a sample: Consumption [...]