Profile of the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University
Our Vision: The Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) at Stellenbosch University is the leading African research institution for innovative & policy relevant analysis of the relations between China and Africa.
The Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) is the first institution devoted to the study of China in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Centre promotes the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences between China and Africa. As Africa’s interaction with China increases, the need for greater analysis and understanding between our two regions and peoples grows.
This involves evaluating China’s developmental role in Africa that is felt in various capacities ranging from trade and investment to humanitarian assistance. The Centre seeks to fulfil this role. The Centre conducts analysis of China-related research to stakeholders in Government, business, academia and NGO communities.
The Centre also delivers lectures to academic and business audiences at the Stellenbosch University and other local universities. The CCS hosts visiting academics within the China Forum that provides a platform for discussion and debate on China-Africa related subjects. China Forum events are most often organised in collaboration with other institutions.
The CCS has co-operative linkages with key Chinese universities and institutions pursuing both research collaboration and exchange undertakings. The CCS has exchange agreements in place with Xiamen University, the Institute of West Asian & African Studies within the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Shanghai Institute for International Studies and Development Research Council.
The Centre for Chinese Studies also maintains close ties to the Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University, the first of its kind in South Africa, housed in the Postgraduate and International Office.
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