Mission

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About

China Open Research Network (CORN) at the Department of Political Science of the University of Toronto is an academic group consisting of doctoral and post-doctoral students committed to pursuing, developing, and distributing inter-disciplinary research and knowledge about China broadly understood.

 Mission

The mission of CORN is to foster greater scholarly understanding on China by sharing scholarly works and information of research experience in China for the current doctoral and post-doctoral students. Furthermore, CORN is a network connecting students and researchers affiliated with different universities from around the world conducting research on China. The online hub creates a point of contact for scholars working on China that fosters communication and conversation ultimately benefiting current and future scholars.

Objective

CORN has four fundamental objectives:

  • Develop a list of sources of scholarly works categorised under various topics.
    • The purpose is to develop a rich source of scholarly works done both in Chinese and English mediums. Thus, the list promises to make Chinese research sources readily available to the non-Chinese academic world and vice-versa. The list will foster greater understanding among scholars from China and the West.
  • Develop a database of doctoral and post-doctoral students with their contact address and research interest. The database will include students affiliated with different universities from around the world.
    • The purpose is to keep updated about the next generation researchers and their research interests.
    • The open list will also help members of the group to connect each other based on their mutual research interest for scholarly pursuit.
  • Develop rich informative accounts of field research experience in China, which will help the next generation doctoral students to plan and manage their field research.
  • Develop information on Chinese language training for upcoming doctoral students.In addition to these three fundamental objectives, CORN aims to expand its activities by organizing speaker’s series, seminars and academic conferences in the future.

For any inquiries, please contact: asif.farooq [at] mail.utoronto.ca or scott.mcknight [at] mail.utoronto.ca

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