Arts and Law

Recruitment from China is focused at PGT and PGR level. Where appropriate, we appoint new staff with research interests that include China. In many departments, for example History, History of Art, Theology and Religion, Modern Languages, we specify or encourage applications from individuals with research expertise in China.

Specific people doing research that involves China:

  • Shirley Ye and Naomi Standen (History) research modern and medieval China respectively.
  • Mike Robinson (Ironbridge Institute) is a member of the UNESCO Network on Tourism, Culture and Development and carries out research in Taiwan.
  • Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute) is part of a British Council project to translate Shakespeare into Mandarin and has toured China on a lecture tour.

We have recently appointed a member of staff in Translation Studies (Department of Modern Languages) with expertise in Chinese-English translation.

One priority theme in the 2016 round of Birmingham Fellows recruitment is Buddhism (Theology and Religion)

We continue to recruit a substantial number of PGT and PGR students from China, especially in Law and in English Language. We are about to welcome our first undergraduate exchange students from Sun Yat Sen University into English Language and Applied Linguistics.

We respond to invitations from China for joint initiatives where these are likely to enhance our own research and global reach e.g. collaboration with GuangDong University of Foreign Studies.