Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects

The Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects at MGIMO-University conducts complex studies of China and the Chinese civilization in comparative perspective, including its domestic and foreign policy, economy and development, history, culture and ideology, as well as different forms of its regional interaction with different world regions in comparative perspective, with special focus on Asia and Eurasia.

Main directions of the Center’s academic activity are as follows:

  • The Chinese model of development, its key political, economic and social characteristics, strengths and weaknesses;
  • Transformation of the political system of the P.R.C., including the mechanism of elites rotation, changes in power equilibrium, ideological and political struggle;
  • Domestic policy, correction of the political course, economic and social policy of the P.R.C.;
  • Civilizational foundations of China;
  • Ideological archetypes of the Chinese civilization, the current ideology of the contemporary Chinese state in its different territorial manifestations;
  • National policy, interethnic relations, religions and religious policy of the P.R.C.;
  • Foreign policy and international strategy of the P.R.C., its relations with other world powers and world regions, and its participation in integration, crossborder, regional, and transregional processes;
  • China’s successful/unsuccessful experience in realization of state programs of regional development in comparative perspective;
  • Strategy and practice of finding the right balance between regionalism, globalization, and transregionalism in the Chinese developmental model;
  • The Chinese model of regionalism, China’s vision of the world system’s architecture;
  • Transformation of the global order, the Chinese model of the regional order and other regional orders;
  • Integration processes, and key Eurasian and Chinese regional and interregional projects in comparative perspective;
  • International relations in Asia and their China-centric / non-China-centric interpretations;
  • Regional models of economic integration, security problems, main trends and models of development, cross-civilization interactions, and transformations of the regional order in Asia;
  • Cooperation and conflict between key actors in Eurasia, and formation of the system of macro-regional interaction;
  • Russia’s role in Eurasia and Asia, Russia’s policy on these directions, its potential for and risks of participation in transregional and regional projects;
  • Russia-China relations.


Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects

Professor Alexei Voskressenski, PhD


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