Paul Irwin Crookes was interviewed and quoted by The New York Times for an article that examined current and prospective UK-China relations as part of the background to Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade and investment visit
Contemporary China Studies
China and Europe have become much closer in economic terms over the past four decades but in spite of extraordinary growth in two-way trade and investment flows, and a proliferation of dialogues on policy, the EU-China Strategic Partnership (2003) has proved to be a disappointment.
The journal International Affairs has published a review of The Politics of EU-China Economic Relations: An Uneasy Partnership, a book by the School’s Paul Irwin Crookes co-authored with John Farnell.
Hong Kong is often praised for its rule-of-law colonial legacy, but Dr Michael Ng’s archival study argues that the rule of law that the people of Hong Kong are eager to preserve today is more a ‘legacy’ of the decolonisation process of the British Empire that began in the 1980s.
This presentation examines how rural-to-urban migration changes family and gender dynamics, with a particular focus on men and masculinity. It shows how migration has forced migrant men to renegotiate their roles as lovers, husbands, fathers, and sons.
Since 1997, Hong Kong's economic growth rate has dropped sharply, inequality has increased, and corruption has found its way to the highest levels of government.
Refrigerated transport made fresh beef a global commodity. China was the last great frontier of this transformation, but bringing Chinese beef to market presented unique commercial, logistic, and political challenges.
Since the inauguration of the Belt and Road at a speech in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2013, Central Asia has largely fallen away from public attention around the initiative.
An overarching narrative of hygiene, deodorization, and civilization has governed modern sensibilities for a few centuries.
Pollution is one of the most pressing issues facing contemporary China and among the most prominent causes for unrest.