Center on Contemporary China

Upcoming Events

How China and India Govern Their Cities

Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 4:30 pm

At this talk, Prof.

Location: A71 Simpson
Audience: Free and Open to the Public

Social Movement and Dynamics of Identity in Hong Kong

Mon, Dec 16, 2019, 4:30 pm

Numerous studies have shown that the national identity has declined over time in Hong Kong, especially since 2008. The decline is particularly...

Location: A71 Simpson
Audience: Free and Open to the Public


Chinese welcomeFounded in 2015, the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University advances the study of contemporary China and provides substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today.


directorYu Xie is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and has a faculty appointment at the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, Princeton University.

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We are pleased to announce that the Center has two job openings for Fall 2018 or sooner: Postdoctoral Research Associate and a Research Scientist (Research Scholar).  Please visit our website at for...

For Princeton Undergraduates: The PIIRS Global Seminar application period is now open!  Professor and Director Yu Xie will be leading his annual Global Seminar in Beijing, which offers an introduction to contemporary Chinese society.  In the...

The Center is currently accepting proposals and requests for research and conference funding from faculty and students (Princeton University affiliated only).  Please visit our website at: for more information.


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