Call for participants GCD IV 2017

The 4th Global China Dialogue:
The Belt and Road (B&R) — Transcultural collaborations for shared goals

Call for participants GCD IV 2017_updated

The GCD IV is the only high-end forum in the world to take China’s ‘The Belt and Road’ as a global initiative and to discuss China and Chinese participation in building global society and comprehensive governance of global society.

Date: Thursday-Saturday, 30 Nov-2 December, 2017




  • Global China Institute, UK
  • Lau China Institute, King’s College London,UK
  • China Media Centre of the University ofWestminster, UK
  • Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies atRenmin University of China (RDCY), China


  • How the B&R connects different civilizations
  • How people-to-people bonding operatesthrough transcultural practice
  • What are theoretical and legal bases of the B&R
  • How the media can help to promote the B&R asa Chinese contribution to the humancommunity.


  • Thursday 30th November, 14:00-17:00 Registration, Symposium of Globalization of Chinese for Social Sciences (GCSS), University of Westminster
  • Friday 1st December, 08:30-17:00 The Dialogue, the British Academy
  • Friday 1st December, 18:00-20:00 Reception, the UK Parliament
  • Saturday 2nd December, 10:00-16:00 A workshop on Chinese for Social Sciences (CSS),King’s College London

Organizing Committee (in alphabetical order):


  • Professor Xiangqun Chang Professor Xiangqun Chang, Director of Global China Institute; Honorary Professor of UCL
  • Professor Kerry Brown Professor Kerry Brown, Director of Lau China Institute, King’s College London
  • Professor Hugo de Burgh Professor Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre, University of Westminster
  • Professor WANG Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China.


  • Professor Martin Albrow FAcSS, Honorary ice-President of the British SociologicalAssociation (BSA), Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales, UK
  • Dr Dongning Feng, Senior Lecturer, former Director of the Centre for Translation Studies,SOAS, University of London, UK
  • Emeritus Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Department of Anthropology, LSE, UK
  • Mr Chris Henson, Membership Secretary, Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, UK
  • Professor Martin Jacques, Senior Fellow at the Department of Politics and InternationalStudies, University of Cambridge, UK; Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, China
  • Professor LI Qiang, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University; former Presidentof Chinese Sociological Association, China
  • Professor Wei Li FAcSS, FRSA, Director, UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics, UniversityCollege of London, UK
  • Professor LUO Jiaojiang, Dean of Institute of Social Development, Wuhan University,China; Deputy Director of Global China Institute, UK
  • Professor Tony McEnery FAcSS, FRSA, Interim ChiefExecutive and Director of Research,the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
  • Professor ZHANG Letian, Director of the Centre for Social and Cultural Anthropology,Director of Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Centre (CCSLC), FudanUniversity, China; and Co-Director of Global China Institute, UK

Registrations and fees:

  • To be a speaker to complete the form and submit abstract, click HERE
  • Free, click HERE for free registrationo 30/11 participating in the GCSS
    o 1/12 helping with the GCD IV without evening Reception o 2/12 participating in CSS
  • £180: the GCD IV without evening Reception, click HERE to register and pay
  • £280: the GCD IV with evening Reception, click HERE to register and pay

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


  • 2 October for speakers
  • 15 October for participants

Contact:Ms XIONG Yi



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