The 6th World Forum on China Studies will be held at Shanghai International Convention Center during 20-21 November 2015
Published Time:2015-07-09 12:46:39.0


The Forum venue is at Shanghai International Convention Center (SICC), No.2727, Binjiang Road, Shanghai, China (上海国际会议中心,上海市滨江大道2727号) 

The Forum Hotel  is at the Oriental Riverside Hotel Shanghai (Shanghai International Convention Center), No. 2727 Binjiang Road, Shanghai. Phone: 86-21-50370000 [上海东方滨江大酒店(国际会议中心),上海市滨江大道2727号]

The 6th World Forum on China Studies will be held in Shanghai during 20-21 November 2015. Themed on “China’s Reform, Opportunities for the World”, the conference will invite scholars and opinion-leaders from various fields and disciplines to discuss a range of topics on China’s reform and make international comparisons. At the opening ceremony of the 6th Forum, the Award for Outstanding Contributions to China Studies will be presented for a third time to the most distinguished scholars in the China studies community. This is an award of the highest honor established by the Chinese authorities in the field of humanities and social sciences to promote China studies overseas and to facilitate the friendly interchange between China and other countries. 

A total of 230 scholars and opinion-leaders are estimated to attend the Forum, nearly half of whom are overseas participants, coming from over 30 countries and regions. Some renowned figures of both academic and other fields are invited to make key-note addresses. The two-day Forum consists of an opening plenary session, eight roundtable workshops and a concluding plenary session. 

The sub-themes of the roundtables are as follows: 

Roundtable 1: The new normal of the Chinese economy

1.1 Discussion on China’s economic growth rate

1.2 Market-based resource allocation and the changing role of the government

1.3 Independent innovation system and the new advantage of “Internet Plus”

1.4 The Free Trade Zone experiment and the internationalization of Renminbi


Roundtable 2: Transformation of China’s governing system

2.1 The governing system and capabilities

2.2 Rule of law: theory and practice

2.3 Democracy with Chinese characteristics

2.4 Anti-corruption and supervision system


Roundtable 3: China’s cultural tradition, historical experience and social innovation

3.1 Core values and diversity of civilizations

3.2 Cultural inheritance and innovation

3.3 Cultural industry and public culture

3.4 New media and the communication of China’s image


Roundtable 4: Social development and the social structure of contemporary China

4.1 The changes in China’s social structure

4.2 Social governance and social organizations

4.3 Social security and social justice

4.4 The international comparison of social quality


Roundtable 5: Ecological civilization and sustainable development

5.1 China’s ecological problems: perspectives and challenges

5.2 China’s energy constraints and new energy industries

5.3 Environmental protection: rule of law

5.4 Global climate governance and carbon emission peak


Roundtable 6: The “Belt and Road” Initiative and the “Community of Common Interest”

6.1 The history and future of the “Silk Road”

6.2 The “Belt and Road” Initiative and its implications

6.3 Infrastructure networks and financial capital

6.4 Cooperation mechanisms for the “Belt and Road” Initiative


Roundtable 7: World order and global governance

7.1 Post-War order: maintenance and renewal

7.2 The Chinese perception of world order

7.3 China’s participation in global governance

7.4 Constructing regional order in Asia


Roundtable 8: The present and future of China studies

8.1 China’s reform: historical and theoretical perspectives

8.2 China Studies: width and depth

8.3 China studies: disciplinary development and methodologies

8.4 The China story and the World story: mutual interactions 


Roundtable 9: Socialism with Chinese characteristics

9.1 “Sinicized Marxism”: particularistic and universalistic perspectives

9.2 Socialism with Chinese characteristics: implications for the world

9.3 China’s modernization process: practice and theorization

9.4 The latest developments of Xi Jinping’s governing philosophy


For further information, please contact:

Overseas scholars


Dr. GU

Mainland scholars

Dr. XU

Keynote speakers, the Award for Outstanding Contributions to China Studies



Conference administration



Editorial team

Prof. QIAO