Established in 2016, the Alliance comprises 17 leading colleges and universities from China and the UK. Initiated by Tsinghua University and co-founded by the members, its Secretariat is housed in Institute for World Literatures and Culture (IWLC), Tsinghua University.
The 12 founding members of the UK-China Humanities Alliance include:
- 5 Chinese institutions: Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, Wuhan University, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- 7 UK institutions: University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, SOAS University of London, King’s College London, University of Reading, Manchester University, University of Warwick.
Membership has since expanded to 17, to include Shanghai International Studies University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, University of Exeter, Loughborough University and University College London.