Endorsements from LSE

Since we started to network with scholars inside and outside LSE from 2007, especially after we set up the 'China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN)' in June 2008, we received a stream of generous and encouraging feedback (listed in alphabetical order).

  • 'That's fine; many thanks (when invited on CCPN Academic Advisory committee)' -  Professor Stuart  Corbridge, LSE Pro Director
  • 'I am 100% behind the journal proposal.' -- Dr Kent Deng, Department of economic History.
  • 'I would be happy to be included.' - Sir Howard Davies, LSE Director
  • 'I just guest edited our special issue of DevISSues on China (http://www.iss.nl/DevISSues/PDF-archive). We are trying to initiate a development studies focus on China... our project would be perfect, because the whole emphasis is to look at the lessons or insights of experience of China for the field of development studies more generally, particularly in light of all of the crap caricatures that are spewed out about China in the big-name development studies literature. ... So, I want to propose to you that we do a special issue on China and international development studies. Obviously, you probably wouldn't want this as a first issue, but perhaps a second or third? We could guarantee a good supply of high quality articles, from inside and outside China.' --- Dr Andrew Fischer, Former Fellow of Institute of Development, LSE; Senior Lecturer in Population and Social Policy, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • 'That looks very interesting and exciting, many congratulations.'...'the project looks like just the kind of thing we should be doing - independent and ...with a good cutting edge theme.' -- Professor Christopher Hughes, Department of International Relations, Former Director of Asia Research Centre
  • 'The Economic History Department is confident that the platform offered by CCPN continues to be worthy of support'. -- Professor Janet Hunter, Economic History  
  • 'You have my support.' -- Dr Martin Jacques, Senior Fellow of the Centre for the Study of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Grand Strategy (IDEAS), LSE; a columnist for the Guardian; formally editor of Marxism Today, UK.
  • 'I am new to the LSE, I am trying to find out more opportunities for China-related research. I would love to become involved in something like CCPN in some way' -- Dr Leigh JENCO,  Lecturer of Department of Government
  • 'given the research I am doing on China (including a paper, No.160, in the Economic History 2012 working paper series).  I think our department would also be happy to be listed on your webpage among those departments that you engage with'. -- Professor Richard Macve, Accounting, London School of Economics
  • 'I'm happy to serve on the Academic Advisory Committee for CCPN. The regional conference on "the dialogue with China" sounds interesting to me, so please do keep me informed on it'. --  Professor Quah, Danny, Department of Economics
  • 'Would love to, naturally. Very interesting. Please keep me posted re your activities, and I will think what I can contribute on my end'. -- Dr Sergey Radchenko, Former Fellow of International History; Lecturer in History of American-Asian Relations, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • 'This sounds very interesting' - Professor Nikolas Rose, Former Head of Department of Sociology; Head of the Department of Social Science Health and Medicine at King’s College, London.   
  • 'While I am very supportive of this project (the 'mission statement' is really impressive) ... Have you started to plan special themed issues? (this might be one way of attracting good papers). The journal has motivated me to start thinking about working on a paper I've been mulling over for some time on "Iconic architecture in China and Beyond' (provisional title) which I'd like to write in the full fruit of time with a Chinese colleague.' -- Professor Leslie Sklair, Department of Sociology
  • 'I have been very impressed at the speed and depth of the development of CPPN'. - Dr Brendan Smith, LSE China
  • 'I am delighted to participate in the Academic Advisory Committee.In fact I would be glad to participate in the network and possibly the taught course'. - Professor  Francis Snyder, Department of Law
  • 'Could you put a link from my name at the CCPN website to my website please? That would be great'; 'Many thanks.... I think the page about the website and the pictures look great'  -- Dr Hans Steinmuller,  Lecturer and Convenor of the MSc programme 'China in Comparative Perspective', Department of Anthropology
  • 'The website is very impressive! Congratulations to you all. I'm also impressed with the material you have put together - it demonstrates quite vividly just how much is going on here [LSE].' -- Mr Gus Stewart, Director of the Research and Project Development Division (RPDD)
  • 'Congratulations on these various successes. They are a real credit to you all.' -- Professor Sarah Worthington, Law Department, LSE Pro-Director.
  • '... Fascinating initiative!' -- Professor Arne Westad, International History, Director of Centre for the Study of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Grand Strategy (IDEAS)
  • 'CCPN could be extremely relevant for the students who's going to take Mandarin as the Degree Option. My own PhD is in Cross-cultural Communication and a comparative study on speech acts and politeness theory between China and UK; therefore, I am very interested in the work you've done' -- Dr Hua Xiang,  Mandarin and Asian Language Coordinator

In 2012 CCPN asked for some LSE academics's views:  'We view CCPN as a lively and valuable resource that promotes international grass-roots research links between individual academics. We believe that this resource has a vital role in the School's future China-related research.' - the following LSE academics replied 'yes' (incomplete list):

  • Professor Martin Albrow, Former Senior Fellow of the Centre for Global Governance;  Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study 'Law as Culture', Germany 
  • Professor Eileen Barker, Department of Sociology
  • Professor Maurice Bloch, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr Charlotte Bruckermann, LSE Fellow, Department of Anthropology  
  • Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr Martin Jacques, Visiting Senior Fellow, the IDEAS
  • Dr Leigh JENCO, Lecturer of Department of Government
  • Professor Richard Macve, Accounting, London School of Economics
  • Professor Michael Yahuda, Department of International Relations

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