A research area within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Chinese Studies has a rich heritage of pioneering research which can be traced back to 1963 and the introduction of Chinese Studies at University of Leeds under the influential scholar, Professor Owen Lattimore.
Chinese Studies at Leeds continues to be seen as one of the most respected centres of research on China in the world. Since our inception Chinese language has been core to our research with language taught together with the social sciences and other disciplines. Over the years, under successive enthusiastic and experienced leadership our vibrant, multi-disciplinary research community has grown considerably but language-based, contextually-informed research has always remained at the core of what we do.
Discover our subject specialists who lead our research - from postgraduate research students to internationally-renowned academic staff.More on Our expertise
Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with Chinese.More on Research projects
The Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing
Writing Chinese is a dynamic network, based at the University of Leeds. Bringing together writers, translators, publishers, literary agents and academics working in the field of contemporary Chinese literature, we aim to foster closer links and dialogue, and to help promote contemporary Chinese writing in the English-speaking world. We run a thriving programme of events, competitions and online features, and work closely with Paper Republic and other partners.
Language at Leeds
Language at Leeds brings together professionals within the University involved in the study of language, connecting individuals and groups to support research across various disciplines. The central tenet of the centre is an interdisciplinary approach to addressing and understanding issues relating to language, linguistics and communication.