School of Contemporary Chinese Studies

2010 Conference

The 3rd Conference of the International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies:

New Perspectives on China’s Development in the Post-Crisis Period

17-19 September 2010, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, CHINA


The global economic crisis has not only reshaped the world economic system but also profoundly influenced the development strategies of all countries to varying extents.

This is particularly true for China whose roles, responsibilities and development choices have become even more important for the international community than in the past. Many questions arise regarding its development path and impact in the post-crisis period: What changes have taken place in the role China has played in the international community on issues such as economic growth, climate change, world security and scientific and technological innovation? To what extent will China adjust its development route, strategy and policies to take into account its new roles? What progress have scholars made in understanding the global economic recession and China’s development practices? What opportunities and methodological issues face the development of Contemporary Chinese Studies in the world?

The above questions will be addressed at the 3rd annual conference of the International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies (IFCCS3), which has the following aims and objectives:

• To exchange views on the latest developments and trends in the world economy and in China after the economic crisis, and their inter-relationship.
• To facilitate new approaches to learning the lessons from the economic crisis and understand the necessity of adjusting developmental strategy in China and other countries accordingly;
• To develop interdisciplinary communication, interaction and cooperation in the areas of S & T innovation, entrepreneurship, climate change, low-carbon economy, sustainable agriculture, industrial, urban and energy studies;
• To explore the methodological issues behind the development of Contemporary Chinese Studies;
• To build collaborative networks in Contemporary China Studies.

The two previous IFCCS conferences, both held at The University of Nottingham in 2008 and 2009 respectively, each attracted nearly 200 delegates from 18 countries, including Chinese State Councillor LIU Yandong and eight ministers at the 2008 event. The organiser of the IFCCS conference series is Nottingham’s School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, one of the leading centres for research, teaching and policy analysis on contemporary China in Europe.

The 3rd annual conference of the IFCCS will be held on 17-19 September 2010 at Xi'an JIaotong University, Xi'an, China. 


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For general enquiries:
Dr Bin Wu:

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Dr Lin Song:


School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (with its China Policy Institute and Nottingham Confucius Institute), The University of Nottingham

School of Economics and Finance, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China







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