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China Centre, Jesus College

The China Centre, Jesus College aims to deepen mutual understanding between China and the West by 'using the past to serve the present' (gu wei jin yong). 

The Centre organises seminars, workshops and book launches involving scholars, government officials and business people. The events represent a wide array of views in order to contribute to mutual understanding between China and the West.

Global challenges confronting the whole human species include health pandemics, species extinction, global warming, inequality of income and wealth, concentration of global business power, and instability of the global financial system. Both developed and developing countries are searching for non-ideological and pragmatic governance of the global political economy in order to meet the common interests of the whole of the world’s population, present and future.

Understanding the history of China’s philosophy, politics, economy, society and culture enables a deeper appreciation of China today and its role in global governance. A positive relationship between China and the West can contribute to harmonious global governance at this crossroads in human civilisation.

Contact us

Director – Professor Peter Nolan CBE
Tel: +44 (0)1223 760625

Deputy Director and Senior Research Associate – Dr Jin Zhang
Tel: +44 (0)1223 760625

Administrator – Denise Hayles
Tel: +44 (0)1223 760625
Email: China Centre Administrator

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University of Peking’s Summer School in China

Each year Jesus College offers two students the opportunity to attend the PKU Summer School in Beijing, thanks to the generosity of Peking University and the Marshall Foundation. The Tutorial Office will contact all current undergraduates in Lent Term with full details of the programme, and how to make an application. 

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