Our Mission

Given the rich diversity of international perspectives about the Chinese region and the complexity of the region's own narratives about its historical, social, economic and political environment, the research group BCCDS (Brussels Center for Chinese Discourse Studies) was established in 2010 to provide an inclusive forum to this plurality of voices. While reflecting the trend of growing international interest in the participation of the Chinese communities on the global stage, it aims to identify the extent to which discourse can provide the common ground or interdisciplinary link between diverse research areas with a focus on the North East Asia Region, in particular, China/Taiwan. Participants are given a forum to present their field of studies and look for possible synergies of collaboration, taking the interaction between discourse and society as a starting point.

It is hoped this initiative can offer a solid base to open up avenues for joint research projects on a national and international level.