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HOW DO WE REBUILD THE WORLD FOR THE 21ST CENTURY?

Do it BRIC by BRIC.

rebuilding-world-with-BRICThe Lau China Institute focuses on interdisciplinary research into contemporary China and its impact on world affairs; coordinating and developing China-related research capabilities and China-focused programmes of study; while also building links with Chinese organizations in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government.

By promoting an understanding of China that fully recognises its role as a global power, the Institute coordinates and develops China-related research capabilities and Chinese-focused programmes of study at King's, while also building links with Chinese organizations in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government.

The Institute became the Lau China Institute in 2012 after a transformational gift of £6 million from the family of Dr Lau Ming-Wai, a King’s alumnus based in Hong Kong.

The Institute aims to co-ordinate and develop programmes in Chinese Political and Social Science, Governance, International Relations, Business, Religion, Philosophy and Culture, as well as to fund and facilitate research, teaching, publications and scholarly collaboration between King’s and Chinese scholars and universities.

It has played host to a series of events that have included a screening of the film She, a Chinese, with a talk from director Xiaolu Guo, and research seminars ‘Debating China’s Rise and Self-Identification in China’ with Professor Ren Xiao of Fudan University as well as ‘Producing the Public Self: Ai Weiwei and First Person Action Documentary Practice in China’ with Dr Tianqi Yu, University of Westminster.

Through these activities, and as part of the College's broader internationalisation strategy, the Institute aims to contribute to a growing interdisciplinary interest in China among both students and academics at King's.

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