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-) 


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