Overview of Chinese studies

The Australian National University is one of the foremost institutions in the world outside of China for research and teaching about China. The University's academic staff includes close to fifty China specialists in the social sciences and humanities spread throughout a number of departments. Research and teaching of Chinese studies at the University are concentrated in the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.

School of Culture, History & Language

The School of Culture, History & Language has academics engaged in the study of China in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, gender and cultural studies, history, philosophy, religion, linguistics, literature, language, and translation.


Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs is dedicated to advancing analysis and understanding of the international, political, societal, and strategic affairs of Asia and the Pacific. Academics in this school are engaged in the study of China's role in international and global politics and its relevance in defence and strategic issues, as well as its domestic politics and development.


Australian Centre on China in the World

The Australian Centre on China in the World is a research institution established to enhance the University's existing capabilities and thereby to create an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China. This centre takes a broad, holistic view and engages multidisciplinary expertise in order to enhance innovative research and education on China increase the profile of China-related work in Australia and internationally.


Crawford School of Public Policy

The Crawford School of Public Policy is active in research on the Chinese economy and political economy. This professional policy school offers academic coursework programs, and short, tailored executive programs for individual and corporate clients in the public and private sectors. Of the school's many research programs, the China Economy Program coordinates and projects into relevant external communities the research of ANU-based scholars on the Chinese economy and business. The school also coordinates the University's annual China Update.

Updated:  14 June 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, ANU China Institute/Page Contact:  ANU China Institute