The first CCDE Cluster Meeting 2022-2023 was held at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (IAS) on 25 October 2022. Professor Hans-Georg Moeller and Professor Wang Di introduced their latest research results on “Identity and Gender” and “Public Life in Socialist China” respectively. IAS fellows from different faculties held academic discussions together, which laid a favourable foundation for the subsequent academic exchanges and activities.