About Us
Research & Publications

The Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre will co-organize a conference "Districts, Institutions and Migration: Comparative Studies on Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta Societies" with East China University of Science and Technology from October 31 to November 2.

Call for Papers (in Chinese)

Prof. CAI Tianji from the University of Macaus will give a talk with the title of "Gene, Stressful Events, & Depression - Using Genetic Markers in Social Sciences" on 26th Spetember.



The Workshop on GIS and Social Science had been held on August 19, 2014. Prof. Hui Lin, Prof. Lin Liu and Prof. Sara Zhong were invited as the speakers of the workshop.

Activity Photo

The Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre co-organized an international conference "Social Transformations and Challenges in the Pearl River Delta Area" with the Department of Sociology of the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou from June 6 to 8, 2014. More than 50 scholars and graduate students from Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan attended the event and 23 papers were presented.

Activity Photo

Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre
Hong Kong Office
Address :
Rm. 412, Department of Sociology,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T. ,Hong Kong
Telephone :
Fax :
E-mail :

Shenzhen Office
Address :
CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute, No. 10, 2nd Yuexing Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, PRC.
Telephone :
Fax :
coming soon
E-mail :


Welcome to the website of the Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre (PRDSRC)!

The Greater Pearl River Delta (PRD) area is one of the most economically dynamic regions in China. The PRD Social Research Centre was established in 2012 by the Department of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Drawing from the expertise and talents of its network of members and colleagues, the Center engages in a wide range of research and educational activities concerning social science research in the Greater PRD area.


Visions & Missions

  1. To push forward social science research in the PRD region by facilitating collaborative research projects in this area.
  2. To establish a platform for scholarly exchanges in social research in the PRD region through network building, organization of international conferences, and publication of research monographs.
  3. To build a data archive documenting major social research in the PRD region.
  4. To serve as a base for organizing professional training workshops on social research methodology relevant to the needs of staff of the government, NGOs, and academic institutions in the PRD region and other areas of China.
  5. To serve as a platform that bridges academic research and policy issues.