Happy Chinese New Year of the Rooster!  

Dear CCPN Global and Global China Institute members and friends,

As the Year of the Rooster 2017 spreads its wings, we send you our best wishes for the year and take the opportunity to give you an update on our situation and activities, with links to our websites. We hope that you will continue to lend us your valued interest, participation in our activities and support. 

Aims: CCPN Global has been integrated into the Global China Institute (GCI, an affiliate member of The Academy of Social Sciences, UK registered charity No.: 1154640). GCI aims to promote the study of China in comparative perspective in all aspects, and to participate in the building and governance of a global society. As a bridge between China and the rest of world, the Chinese and the non-Chinese, GCI produces both global public good and global public goods to serve all mankind.

Personnel: The Global China Institute (GCI) works in the same way as CCPN Global. There are seven categories of people involved in our work: 1) outsource experts – in fields such as copy editing, proofreading, typesetting, graphic design, printing, website design and maintenance, legal advice, accounting and logistical arrangements for visitors, 2) staff, 3) specific projects, 4) Editorial Board, 5) International Consultants, 6) Academic Advisory Committee and 7) members (about 5,000 signed up, currently non-paying). All the people who are listed in the links above work on a voluntary basis, some playing more than one role. Through them, the Institute interacts with a great number of research and academic institutions and other organizations around the world.

Structure: Global China Institute consists of CCPN Global, Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP), Global China Dialogue, Global China Press, Global China Unit, Global China Limited, and Global China Ecommerce, to carry out its academic and social mission. These sections of the GCI also participate in different professional activities separately as independent brands.

Offices and facilities: Global China Institute’s offices in London and Shanghai are shared with our partners, although its operation is mainly internet-based. We are currently building and improving nine websites and eight blogs (as channels for interacting with readers), one e-commerce platform, which allows GCI-related organizations to conduct their business and complete transactions electronically, and many WeChat groups (in Chinese). Click HERE for details or follow the hyperlinks below:

  1. Global China Institute 全球中国研究院: www.globalchinainstitute.org or www.gci-uk.org <--> www.blogs.gci-uk.org  
  2. CCPN Global 全球中国比较研究会: www.ccpn-global.org <-->www.ccpn-global.org/cn; www.blogs.ccpn-global.org
  3. Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP)《中国比较研究》:  www.journal.ccpn-global.org <--> www.blogs-journal.ccpn-global.org
  4. Global China Dialogue 全球中国对话:www.dialogue.global-china.org<--> www.blogs-dialogue.global-china.org
  5. Global China Press 全球中国出版社: www.globalchinapress.co.uk<-->www.blogsglobalchinapress.co.uk
  6. Global China Unit 全球中国智库: www.globalchinaunit.org <--> www.blogs.globalchinaunit.org
  7. Global China Limited 全球中国社会企业: www.global-china.org <--> www.blogs-enterprise.global-china.org
  8. Global China Ecommerce 全球中国电商平台: www.ecommerce.gci-uk.org; www.ecommerce.global-china.org<--> www.blogs-ecommerce.global-china.org

Strands of work and achievements: Through its English and Chinese bilingual websites, the only ones of their kind in the English-speaking world, and a global network of experts and professionals, we coordinate five strands of work, described below.

1. CCPN Global engages in work on China in comparative perspective, mainly via a global network and a peer-reviewed journal. We undertake academic work, including both teaching and research, as well as regularly participating in a series of seminars and lectures, academic activities and exchanges, engaging with governmental research institutes and conducting field visits in China. We also help to coordinate and develop cutting-edge research projects with other organizations on Chinese for social sciences, Comparative studies on social life in the UK, USA and China, a comparative study between global civil society and ‘global symbiotic society’ and projects relating to China–UK encounters and transcultural practice. The project on the ‘Emergence, status and prospect of computational social science in the big data era’, undertaken by Wuhan University, China, won the major project award funded by the National Social Science Fund of China (NSSFC).  

2. Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP), published biannually in June and December, is the only peer-reviewed academic journal for social sciences, humanities and comparative studies on China in the world. Having secured some funding, we officially launched JCCP at the British Academy during the 2nd Global China Dialogue, 23–24 November 2015. Click on the links to view contents of the following issues: Vol. 1 Issue 1 2015, Vol. 1 Issue 2 2015, Vol. 2 Issue 1 2016. Links to Vol. 2 Issue 2 2016 and Vol. 3 Issue 1 2017 will follow shortly. We are working towards a listing for JCCP on the SSCI, for which the criteria are: basic publishing standards, editorial content, international focus and citation analysis. To meet the last criterion, JCCP needs to get DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers. The British Library advised us that we could either get its free service to obtain DOIs via DataCite if the JCCP were an open access journal or use a commercial service from Crossref - an official DOI Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation. We have just signed an agreement to be a member of Crossref. We have also signed an agreement with the Copyright Clearance Centre for data sharing and protection. However, it will take some time for our data to be standardised and fully integrated on their systems. Most importantly, we need all of you to cite articles in JCCP as often as possible, in order to network both the papers and people who share common interests.    

  3. Global China Dialogue (GCD) is a series of annual forums emphasizing the concepts of transculturality and social creativity in seeking to enhance public understanding of global affairs. The Global China Dialogue proceedings of GCD I and II have been published in volumes in combined English and Chinese and in separate volumes in English and in Chinese. The GCD III was successfully held at the British Academy, the UK Parliament and King’s College London on 2–3 December 2016. Please visit Global China Dialogue website for updated info. We are in the process of editing the GCD III proceedings, which are scheduled to be published in time for the London Book Fair 14–16 March 2017.

4. Global China Press (GCP) is the only publisher of bilingual publications from Chinese and non-Chinese perspectives on China and the world in a global context. In the 2016 London Book Fair we organized two events:

In the Global China Dialogue III we further launched a new title for the ‘Transcultural experiences with three eyes’ series, and a new book series ‘Chinese discourse’ and the first books of the series. They are:

  • Walk for Peace: Transcultural Experiences in China (English Edition), by The Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Bates; edited by Lady Xuelin Li Bates
  • The New York Times’s coverage of Tibetan issues and China’s international communication strategies (Chinese Edition), by HUANG Min

Please visit the Global China Press website and our bookshop at Global China Ecommerce.


5. Global China Unit (GCU) is a knowledge-based think tank that exists to create a public platform for social consultancy in a global society. It aims to adduce resources from China, the Chinese and comparative studies to the fulfilment of our social mission of participating in shaping a global society. We have been supporting the Campaign for Social Sciences, which was launched by the Academy of Social Sciences, by providing online information for social scientific studies on China, engaging public interest through the Global China Dialogue series, together with other events, and providing social consultancy services. We have been also supporting the Campaign for Languages Speak to the Future, initiated by the British Academy, by working on bilingual publications for our websites, blogs, journal and other publications, conducting a project ‘Chinese for social sciences’ and publishing an edited volume of Chinese for Social Sciences annually.

The way ahead: We will continue to develop our work in the following ways in 2017.

  • Once the construction and development of our websites has been completed, we will promote and market the Global China Institute and its publications, especially the regular publication of JCCP.
  • We will seek to raise more funds to continue holding the Global China Dialogue Series and publication of its proceedings, in order to further academic work, by identifying new research topics, as evidenced in our publications, and/or by contributing to the development and implementation of policy in knowledge-based social consultations.         
  • We are still working on the task of making a mirror site for all our websites in China, because access there is slow. We also intend to set up a Chinese version of our WeChat platform. Funds permitting, we will build a bilingual web portal for China studies, including comparative studies on China and work by Chinese and non-Chinese scholars in English and Chinese.

We have nearly 5,000 members throughout the world, registered via our online Free Registration form and networking, and we could not function as an independent charity without their support in the form of their academic input, expertise, fees and subscriptions to our journal. We are very grateful to all of you who have supported us so far. The links for you to continue supporting are here:   

With warmest regards and again best wishes for a very happy and prosperous Year of the Rooster!

Professor Xiangqun Chang 常向群

Director, Global China Institute and CCPN Global

Honorary Professor of University College London, UK

Professor ZHANG Letian 张乐天

Co-Director, Global China Institute and CCPN Global

Professor of Fudan University, China

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The above title is adapted from the China's development style in order for you to share our resources in a timely fashion. There is still a huge amount of work to be done. Your understanding, participation and generous support are highly appreciated!

为了与您及时分享我们的资源, 我们采纳中国发展的'边建设边使用'的做法,尚有大量的工作待做, 真诚地感谢您的理解、参与和慷慨赞助!

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