Area of Inquiry

China: Culture, State and Society


The aim of this AoI is to enhance the interest and intellectual ability of students in understanding China from past to present and from different disciplinary perspectives and to engage them in critical inquiries of the issues and problems faced by China.


The following key themes will be addressed in the AoI:

  • Chinese Culture: Thoughts, Values and Ways of Life
  • Chinese Civilization: State, Society and Economy
  • China’s Changing Environment
  • China’s Quest for Modernization
  • The Rise of China in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects