The Research Center at TBC promotes research on cultural exchanges between China and the West, especially in the domain of religion.
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The Research Center at TBC promotes research on cultural exchanges between China and the West, especially in the domain of religion. Our main activities include:

  • Advising and supporting research by scholars and Chinese graduate students
  • Hosting, supporting, and taking part in conferences
  • Providing lectures and holding seminars for Chinese students
  • Making originals and photocopies of historical source materials available in our multi-lingual research library
  • Publishing source documents
  • Serving as liaison between Western academic institutions and Chinese universities


As part of TBC’s Academic and Research Division, The Beijing Center Press is a publishing house dedicated to publishing distinctive works with an investigative, creative, or instructional nature, that contribute to a variety of China-related topics, including, arts, history, culture, philosophy, business, literature, society, policy and politics, religion, environment, sciences, current affairs, etc.

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Publications, conferences, and seminars from anton library

TBC actively participates and presents papers at conferences and seminars. TBC also sponsors and helps organize scholarly meetings.

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Matteo Ricci faculty fellowships

This fellowship is designed to provide opportunities for tenure-track faculty to broaden their research and scholarship activities in China; foster a deeper connection with TBC; interact with professors and research colleagues at TBC; and contribute to the student learning experience on-site. In addition to pursuing individual research interests, the Matteo Ricci Faculty Fellow will serve as an occasional guest lecturer in his or her area of study for the TBC program. Contact us to learn more.

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Scholar introduction

Professor David Francis Urrows 2014

TBC welcomed Professor David Francis Urrows, Associate Professor of the Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University. Professor Urrows was working on a research project about the history of pipe organ in China, from 1600 to the present. He was investigating existing and ongoing developments in pipe organ construction, installation, and its listening-culture in China as well as the increase in awareness of the instrument and its unique repertory. The research is not restricted to the religious use of pipe organ, and includes also its use in conservatories and concert halls.

Asialink scholar

The Beijing Center is proud to partner with AsiaLink as a scholar host. Asialink Arts facilitates residencies and projects for arts professionals. Programs enable creative development, exploration that build an Asia-capable, deeply Asia-engaged Australia through thought leadership and innovative programs that build knowledge, skills and partnerships.

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Scholar Introduction

David Musgrave 2017

A widely anthologised poet, author and founder of Puncher & Wattmann Publishing House. At The Beijing Center, David will research Chinese poetry to inform his new collection, and explore future avenues for publishing partnerships and collaborations.