China, as the world’s longest continuous civilisation, provides rich sources as well as case studies for wide varieties of research in the humanities and social sciences. The study of China covers a diverse range of research areas and uses several disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Chinese Studies at Monash focus on cultural and political issues in 19th and 20th century China (including Taiwan), with specific emphases on the use of both Chinese and Western sources. Staff also engage in international collaborative research. There is an emphasis on the critical awareness of Sinology and Chinese studies as Western research enterprises in order to redress existing imbalances in China research approaches.