Research grant


The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) is offering three fieldwork grants for doctoral students, ranging from one to three months, to be carried out between May and December 2015 in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The grant comprises a monthly stipend of 1200 € as well as a round-trip air ticket between Europe and China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, within the limit of 1000 €. Complete applications must be submitted before 31 March 2015.


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NEW research publications


Chloé Froissart, "L'émergence de négociations collectives autonomes en Chine," Critique Internationale, No. 65, October-December 2014, pp. 43-63.

Chloé Froissart, "Using the Law as a 'Harmonious Weapon': The Ambiguities of Legal Activism in Favour of Migrant Workers in China," Journal of Civil Society, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2014, pp. 255-272.

Judith Pernin, "Performance, Documentary, and the Transmission of Memories of the Great Leap Famine in the Folk Memory Project," China Perspectives, 2014/4, pp. 17-26.

Sebastian Veg, "Creating a Literary Space to debate the Mao era: the fictionnalization of the Great Leap Forward in Yan Lianke's Four Books," China Perspectives, 2014/4, pp. 7-16.



Featured publications


Yinde Zhang, Mo Yan, le lieu de la fiction, Seuil, 2014.


Judith Pernin, Pratiques indépendantes du documentaire en Chine. Histoire, esthétique et discours visuels (1990-2010), Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015.


the cefc IN THE MEDIA

Séverine Arsène, "Le blocage de Gmail montre que Pékin veut rester maître sur Internet, quel qu'en soit le coût", Le Monde, 30 December 2014.

Jean-Philippe Béja, "Hong Kong: les parapluies restent ouverts", Esprit, 17 October 2014.

Jean-Pierre Cabestan, "Hong Kong : comprendre la «révolution des parapluies»", Le Figaro, 10 October 2014.

Stéphane Corcuff, "De Taïwan à Hongkong, deux modèles de résistance à Pékin", Le Monde, 9 October 2014.

Sebastian Veg, "Un mouvement étudiant à la fois légaliste et utopiste", Le Monde, 4 October 2014.

Media Interventions on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement


UPcoming events

Seminar - Hong Kong

Roundtable Umbrella Movement Revisited

Speakers: Kenneth Chan (Hong Kong Baptist University), Edmund W. Cheng (London School of Economics), Samson Yuen (Oxford University, CEFC), Ting Wai (Hong Kong Baptist University), Benson Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University), Ray Yep (City University of Hong Kong).

The discussion will be chaired by Jean-Pierre Cabestan (HKBU) and Sebastian Veg (CEFC)

Dr. Wu Yee Sun Lecture Theatre (Room WLB 109), Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University




Seminar - Beijing
Internet International Governance

Speakers: Séverine Arsène (CEFC), Hu Yong (Peking University), Su Dan (Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication)

CFC Beijing, Tsinghua University, Mingzhai building, room 337




HKU & CEFC Conference - Hong Kong
Utopia and Utopianism in the Contemporary Chinese Context: Texts, Ideas, Spaces

Organisers: French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong, Kong Siu Luey Hall, Robert Black College

All Day



CEFC Seminar - Taipei
L'évolution de la pensée juridique chinoise, de ses origines à nos jours

Academia Sinica, RCHSS conference room 2B, Taipei, Taiwan



30 31 oct

Podcasts of previous CEFC events

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CEFC Seminar: The PRC Regime under Xi Jinping
Book Presentation: From Stalin to Mao


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