Professional experience 专业经历

Professor Xiangqun Chang, is President of Global China Institute, Director of the CCPN Global and Global China Thinktank, Editor of Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP), Chief Editor at the Global Century Press, UK. She is also Honorary Professor at the Department of Culture, Communication and Media, Institute of Education, University College London; and holder of several Professorships and Senior Fellowships at Peking, Renmin, Fudan and Sun Yat-Sen Universities in China.

As the only UK based sociologist trained in both China and the UK, Xiangqun has been working on social scientific studies on China interdisciplinarily since 1991 when she came to the UK.



  • 2015- Visiting Professor, the China Media Centre, University of Westminster
  • 2015- Honorary Professor, DCCM, Institute of Education, University College London, UK  
  • 2013- Director of CCPN Global; Editor of the Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP); Chief Editor of Global Century Press, and UK
  • 2006- Professorial Research Associate SOAS Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) [previously at the Centre for Chinese Studies, SOAS China Institute (SCI) in succession], the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK
  • 2004-2013 Co-Director and Senior Research Associate of China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN); Visiting Research Fellow and Researcher at Asia Research Centre, Departments of Anthropology and Economic History respectively in turn, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK
  • 2006-2008 Researcher (part time), School of Management, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK
  • 1991-2004, Visiting Fellow, Research Assistant and Research Officer, Research Associate and Staff PhD candidate in succession, Department of Sociology, City, University of London, UK


  • 2015-2018 Chair Professor, School of Sociology, Northeast Normal University, China 
  • 2015-2018 Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology and Institute of Sociology and Anthropology, Peking University, China
  • 2014- Adjunct Professorial Research Fellow, Center for Sociological Theory and Methods, Renmin University of China, PRC
  • 2014-2015 Visiting Senior Fellow, Department of Sociology and Institute of Sociology and Anthropology, Peking University, PRC
  • 2014-2017 Visiting Professor, School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University, PRC
  • 2014- Honorary Senior Fellow, Research Centre of Discourse and Communications, Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, PRC
  • 2014- Special Term Professorial Research Fellow, Research Centre for International Communications, China Foreign language Publication Administration, PRC
  • 2007- Special Term Professor, Centre for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Fudan University, PRC
  • 2007- Adjunct Professor, School of Humanities and Law, Northeast University, PRC
  • 1987-1991 Lecturer, Chinese People’s Public Security University, Beijing, PRC
  • 1985-1986 Editor, Vice-Editor-in-Chief (part time) for the Journal of Postgraduates, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, PRC
  • 1982-1984 Lecturer, Shenyang College of Music, Shenyang, PRC


  • PhD in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Department of Sociology, City University, London, UK (1998-2004)
  • MA in Sociology, Department of Political Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, PRC (1984-87)
  • BA in Political Science, Department of Political Science (including modules in teaching), Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, PRC (1978-82)


  • 2005-2012 LSE (took training courses offered by the organizations: Staff Development Unit, Language Centre, Library Information Services, Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), IT Service, Web Service, etc.)
  • 2008 SOAS: policies and practical tips for applying for grants delivered by The British Academy, ESRC, and the Leverhulme Trust.
  • 2007 ESRC Knowledge Transfer Team: Getting Research into Practice (GRIP) Workshop; and Engaging with Business Workshop
  • 1992 Oxford University: Informal intensive training in computing and statistics with SPSS-PC, Nuffield College


  • Member of CCPN Global (2013-)
  • Member of the British Sociological Association (BSA), UK (1994-)
  • Member of the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), UK (1999-)
  • Membership Committee Member (2009-12); Associate Member of International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), USA (2006-12) 
  • Member of Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network, UK (2004-) 
  • Member of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), UK (1994-) 


Highlights 关注 Photo report: the 6th Global China Dialogue (GCD VI) Governance for World Peace 图片报道: 第六届全球中国对话 ——世界和平治理 Call for Participants to The 6th Global China Dialogue (GCD VI) Governance for World Peace 会议邀请: 第六届全球中国对话 ——世界和平治理 Photo report - China through British eyes: launch of new books and donation of books 图片报道——英国人眼里的中国: 新书发布和赠书仪式 Photo reports: Roundtable Discussion on China and International Communications and Agreement-signing Ceremony between New World Press and Global Century Press 多视角看中国与国际传播圆桌会议暨 新世界出版社与全球世纪出版社合作出版签约仪式 Happy Chinese New Year of the Pig! 恭贺各位2019猪年新禧! Digital Interconnection and Intelligent Manufacturing — Social Change and Cultural Transformation in Global Society (Pre-GCD Forum) 数字互联和智造论坛——全球社会变迁和文化转型(对话前论坛) The 5th Global China Dialogue (GCD V): Governance for Global Justice 第五届全球中国对话:全球正义治理通知 Academic Publishing and Knowledge Service for China and China in Comparative Studies (Post-GCD forum) 中国及中国比较研究学术出版与知识服务论坛(对话后论坛) Photo report: Agreement-signing ceremony and launch of English edition of China’s Role in a Shared Human Future at the London Book Fair 图片报道《中国在人类命运共同体中的角色》 ​合作出版签约仪式在伦敦书展举办 Post-Dialogue workshop - Chinese for social science 对话后活动 - 社科汉语工作坊 Greetings to launching of JCCP 《中国比较研究》创刊贺辞 Dec. 2015 Journal of China in Comparative Perspective was officially launched 《中国比较研究》 于2015年正式创刊
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