About CCPN Global
CCPN Global is a unique global academic society for advancing the study of China and the Chinese from a comparative perspective, launched in March 2013. It was formerly known as CCPN (China in Comparative Perspective Network) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). CCPN Global inherited CCPN’s resources including more than 100 China experts and nearly 1,000 members worldwide. We are now engaging people directly to work on either CCPN Global’s own projects or on collaborative projects globally.
The phrase: ‘China and the Chinese from a comparative perspective’, means to use the case of China or the Chinese as a comparator to compare, contemporarily and historically, with other countries or regions in interdisciplinary, multiple engagements, across institutions, and transnational approaches for advancing general knowledge. We are multi-disciplinary and anticipate linking and pooling the expertise of all experts on China seeking comparative approaches and facilitating collaborative studies on China in its Asian and global contexts.
CCPN Global creates the sole English and Chinese bilingual website in the English speaking world focusing on the social scientific study of China and the Chinese. This bilingual website is being used as a public platform. The sections ‘Publications’, ‘Academic events’ and ‘Research Projects’ each consist of two parts: work from CCPN Global and work done elsewhere. The external links can also be found in the ‘Resources’ section under Workplace. The website is being updated from time to time.
CCPN Global’s flagship of social science comparative research is the interdisciplinary Journal on China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP), the only peer-reviewed bilingual journal on social scientific studies of China in the world published quarterly from 2014 in both print (ISSN 2040-0845) and online (ISSN 2040-0837) versions. A separate website and blogs for JCCP launched in May 2013 to better serve all scholars of China and the Chinese from a comparative perspective worldwide. They are: www.journal.ccpn-global.org and www.blogs-journal.ccpn-global.org.
CCPN Global creates a small social enterprise China4Global with the social mission of promoting its innovative idea of ‘globalization of knowledge from a Chinese perspective’. It carries out activities through China4Global and two blogs: www.blogs.ccpn-global.org and www.blogs.china4global.com, social science from a Chinese perspective, knowledge transfer, consultancy, and public engagement and so on, for transferring knowledge from a Chinese perspective to participate in shaping a global society.
CCPN Global, a non-profit organization, aims to become a world-class locus for research on issues or themes relating to China and the Chinese from a comparative perspective. As a bridge between China and the rest of world, the Chinese and the non-Chinese, CCPN Global produces both global public goods and global public good to serve a global society.
Due to limited resources the CCPN Global will mainly carry out its on-going projects, whereas its website will also contain some previous work with minimum maintenance (apologies for any broken hyperlinks which will be updated over the next few months).
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CCPN (China in Comparative Perspective Network) was created and developed by scholars at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2004. CCPN’s website was launched in 2008, to promote the MSc China in Comparative Perspective Programme, to encourage inter-disciplinary and comparative approaches and to facilitate collaborative social scientific studies on China in its Asian and global contexts.
CCPN carried on the traditions of LSE’s China related studies since 1920s and the China Research Unit of City University (1973-98), the first social scientific studies on China in the UK, founded by Professor Stephan Feuchtwang. It has been engaging closely with China related studies at SOAS, University of London.
At the early stage CCPN’s work combined elements of both China studies and China in Comparative Perspective. We now separate the ‘China element’ from the element of China in comparative perspective by building another website: China4Global, and moving two sections of ‘knowledge’ and ‘public engagement’ from CCPN Global’s website into China4Global site. It aims at bringing resources from China and the Chinese to participate in shaping a global society.
In recent years after it moved away from ‘China studies’ (focusing on China only) CCPN developed rapidly and was made independent of LSE. CCPN Global wishes to pay its respects and express its gratitude to LSE for fostering and hosting CCPN for the past 10 years. CCPN Global will continue to provide a service for the international intellectual community, including LSE staff and students.
Historic and ongoing projects and activities
CCPN Global concentrates on topics comparing China with other countries and regions within its Asian and global contexts in a historical and contemporary matrix, and to compare Chinese people or their thoughts methodologically and theoretically within the wider context of human knowledge.
The list below shows the historic and ongoing projects and activities related to CCPN global:
- CCPN was initiated in the context of Professor Stephan Feuchtwang’s theme-based core course for the MSc China in Comparative Perspective Programme
- CCPN published The Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP) including the online Journal of The China in Comparative Perspective Book Review, and Working Papers series,
- problem-oriented research projects (e.g. ‘BRICs’ migrants in the UK, USA, Australia and Japan) and public engagement.
- Derivation of social science key concepts from studies of Chinese societies from a Chinese perspective (e.g. Social science key concepts from Chinese perspective book series; edited selected work on ‘society building’ from the IFCCS5)
- Providing a unifying theme to bring Chinese thoughts into the new world order (e.g. A Series of Works in English by Chinese Scholars in Humanities and Social Sciences; conducting publication projects, i.e., the ‘three eyes’ book series in Chinese)
- Methodologically it has put forward the innovative idea of ‘advanced studies on China’ and brought the Chinese way of thinking about general social scientific methodology to a global audience for comparison (e.g. Professor Justin Yifu Lin’s event )
- It provides a platform to promote globalization of China’s social sciences and humanities to form an integral part of common human knowledge (e.g. academic events in the 2012 London Book Fair with a market focus on China)
- At a theoretical level it encourages dialogue between Chinese scholars and theorists with international masters (e.g. ‘Max Weber and China’ International Conference)
所谓’中国和华人与世界和他人作比较研究’，是指把中国和华人作为参照系，与其他国家和地区的、当代的或历史的论题，运用跨学科、 跨机构、跨国家的、以及与政府、各实际工作部门多元合作的方法，把中国纳入亚洲和全球的背景下作比较性的研究。我们是多学科的，并将努力联系和汇集全球的 中国专家的专业知识，寻求比较的和跨学科的方法，研究中国和中国相关的议题和问题。
《中国比较研究》(JCCP) 是全球中国比较研究会(CCPN Global) 的社会科学比较研究的旗帜。它是全球唯一的、用跨学科研究中国的、匿名评审的双语期刊，于2014年起，以电子版 (ISSN 2040-0837) 和印刷版 (ISSN 2040-0845) 的形式出版季刊。 为了更好地服务于全球的对中国和华人作比较研究的学者，2013年5月，《中国比较研究》推出了自己独立的网站。 他们是： www.journal.ccpn-global.org 和博客：www.blogs-journal.ccpn-global.org 。
由于资源紧缺，全球中国比较研究会(CCPN Global) 将主要地完成其正在进行的项目，而其网站也将包含一些以前的工作与有限的维护 (在此为断了的超连结致歉，并将陆续更新) 。
中国比较研究网 (CCPN)的活动由伦敦政经学院的学者于2004年起展开， 2008年设立网站，以推广硕士课程“在比较的视野下的中国”(MSc China in Comparative Perspective Programme) ，鼓励运用跨学科和比较的方法，促进关于中国在亚洲和全球的背景下的合作性研究。
全球中国比较研究网 (CCPN） 承载着伦敦政经学院自1920年起有关中国的研究、由王斯福教授创办、英国第一所研究中国社会科学的城市大学中国研究组织 (1973至1998年)、以及伦敦大学亚非学院中国研究的传统。
近年来，中国比较研究网 (CCPN) 聚焦于‘中国比较研究’，有了长足地发展，并于2013年从伦敦政经学院独立出来。全球中国比较研究会 (CCPN Global) 希望在此向伦敦政经学院在过去的10年的养育和支持中国比较研究网 (CCPN) 表达感谢和敬意， 并将继续为国际学术团体，包括伦敦政经学院的师生员工提供服务。
全球中国比较研究会 (CCPN Global) 集中比较中国在历史和当代矩阵下，与其他国家和与亚洲和全球的背景下的题目，并透過方法论和理论，在广泛的人类知识背景下，比较华人或非华人的思想。下面 的列表显示全球中国比较研究会 (CCPN Global) 过去和正在进行的项目和活动：
- 始于王斯福教授(Professor Stephan Feuchtwang)首创的主题关注的硕士学位核心课程的内容
Dr. Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk 译