Founded in 2008, Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies (ACCS) of the Hong Kong Baptist University has established a reputation for frontier research in China's social, economic, environmental and cultural developments. Thanks to external donations, we also carry out a range of projects on Hong Kong history and Sino-foreign relations. Our members and fellows are all active researchers with extensive research networks and outstanding publication records.
ACCS now works closely with the Faculty of Social Sciences which strongly encourages transdisciplinary studies of cutting-edge creativity. We pay particular attention to several major transdisciplinary research areas, including sports and public health, urbanization and regional economic development, as well as gender issues and contemporary Chinese society, etc. that synergize the existing strengths of departments under the Faculty and generate research-based undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Moreover, we will continue to cultivate young scholars and post-doctorates through our joint program with the Max Weber Foundation and other faculty-wide activities such as Young Scholars' Conferences. In the long run, we will extend collaboration to other faculties by seeking their involvement in themes such as Hong Kong History and Contemporary Chinese Culture that ACCS's researchers have developed.
Sport, Physical Activity & Public Health Research Unit The Sport, Physical Activity & Public Health Research Unit focuses on the contemporary development of sport, physical activities and public health issues in modern China. The establishment of this unit is to explore the pioneering research in the above focused issues including obesity, disability, Olympism, special population, etc. and to promote health and sport in the ever-changing China.
The key objectives of the research unit are
(1) To identify the missing links among sport, physical activities and health in modern China
(2) To investigate the Olympism development and health issues in China
(3) To facilitate international researches in sport, physical activities and health among universities in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asia which are active in these researches, through international seminars and workshops.