Universities Service Centre for China Studies was established in 1963 and to encourage the scholar for research in contemporary china and to serve western academics. Firstly it is the part of Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1988 and now renamed The Universities Service Centre for China Studies (USC). Nowadays, UGC has wide spectrum atmosphere of research and profession competence which attract many local and international scholars of diverse backgrounds and interests.
The university complete runs of more than 250 provincial and national newspapers and close to 1,500 periodicals from the early 1950s and Over 1300 constantly updated regional and statistical yearbooks. There is a large collection of provincial, city, county and village annals, including volumes on special topics. In the university there is near about 80,000 books on research and other related information in both Chinese and English language, with a focus on regional research data. USC has electronic searchable tools to search quality and classified data for research work available in both Chinese and English language for international students.
USC headed by the president, William Marvel in 1963, who contributed great efforts to locate the university and properly located as Chinese study centre in Hong Kong at that he located the centre for young scholars and graduate student from the core of centre. In 1970, within six years of centre opening, more than 250 scholars took scientific knowledge for the research work in the university. In 1971, china opened to international students and foreign delegated to exchange their novel concepts and innovative technologies especially young researchers are involved for the research to build better scientific community. In 1988, John Dolfin had taken the position as the centre’s Director and in same year The Chinese University of Hong Kong became the new home of USC and The new director, H. C. Kuan, helped ensure the new direction, and Jean Hung, dedicated to the Centre’s administration, collection improvement and scholarly community building. The main mission of USC includes; Create the best research environment, Facilitate exchange between local and international scholars and Advocate social responsibility of academics