About Us
Research & Publications

The Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre would co-organize the international conference "Labor, Mobility and Development in PRD and Beyond" with the Universities Centre for China Studies and the Department of Sociology of the Sun Yat-sen University from June 6 to 7, 2015. The conference is calling for papers, and an abstract up to 300 words should be submitted by March 31st, 2015.

Call for papers

Submission form


Prof. Szu-chien Hsu from the Center for Contemporary China, National Tsing Hua University gave a talk with the title of "Inclusiveness in Governance: A Mechanism of Authoritarian Resilience" on 4th December. The seminar was co-organized with Universities Centre for China Studies.


The Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre co-organized 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)

Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre
Hong Kong Office
Address :
Rm. 442, Department of Sociology,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T. ,Hong Kong
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Shenzhen Office
Address :
CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute, No. 10, 2nd Yuexing Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, PRC.
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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.