Durham University has promoted Chinese Studies and the Chinese language for over 40 years and is firmly established as the regional Centre for Chinese Studies in the North East of England.
to enhance and expand internationally recognised research on all aspects of contemporary Chinese Studies and the overseas Chinese communities
to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the development of scholarship and learning on Chinese Studies
to promote research and training opportunities in Chinese Studies for students at all levels
to enhance global outreach and impact on contemporary Chinese Studies.