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Needham Research Institute (Lǐ Yuēsè Yánjiūsuǒ 李约瑟研究所)

Founded by the scholar Joseph Needham (1900–1995), the Needham Research Institute provides facilities and research materials for specialists in the history of East Asian, especially Chinese, contributions to science and medicine. Resources include an extensive document library and other materials on East Asian science and culture and a program of seminars by scholars from around the world. The mission of […]

Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (Zhōng-Měi Xuéshù Jiāoliú Wěiyuánhuì 中美学术交流委员会)

The Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People’s Republic of China, known since 1996 as the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (CSCC), was founded in 1966 and is devoted to fostering and promoting academic relations, research, and exchange programs between American and Chinese students and scholars. In 1966, the United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS) partnered with the […]

Hopkins–Nanjing Center (Huòpǔjīnsī Dàxué Nánjīng Zhōngxīn 霍普金斯大学南京中心)

The objective of the Johns Hopkins–Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies (known as the Hopkings–Nanjing Center) is to foster mutual understanding and appreciation between China and the West, and to train students with an interest in becoming leaders in Sino-Western relations. It is the only joint-university program of its type in China. The Johns Hopkins University–Nanjing University Center […]

British Association for Chinese Studies (Yīngguó de Zhōngguó Yánjiū Xiéhuì 英国的中国研究协会)

Norman STOCKMAN The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) is an umbrella organization composed of more than two hundred individuals and organizations from the worlds of academia, industry, government, and the media. The group was founded after the end of China’s Cultural Revolution in 1976, reflecting China’s opening to the Western world. The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), known […]

GU Yanwu (Gù Yánwǔ 顧炎武)

Yamin XU As a founding father of the school of Evidential Inquiry, Gu Yanwu abandoned the approaches of the Song and Ming neo-Confucianists and replaced them with a strong emphasis on scholarly textual criticism favored by Han dynasty scholars. Gu opened the path to a renaissance of studying the ancient Chinese classics, as well as advancing practical studies to deal […]

Peking University (Běijīng Dàxué 北京大学)

Peking University (Běijīng Dàxué 北京大学)

CHANG Teh-Kuang The Library at Peking (locally known as Beida) University. The future chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong, was working in the library when he met the party’s founders, former students themselves but professors by that time. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Peking University, China’s oldest university and today one of its best, was crucial to the […]

Academia Sinica (Zhōngyāng Yánjiūyuàn 中央研究院)

CHANG Jui-te Academia Sinica is the leading academic institution of Taiwan and plays a major role in the field of Chinese studies. Its graduate program recruits students for its eleven PhD programs. Academia Sinica, founded in Nanjing in 1928, is the most prominent academic institution in Taiwan (Republic of China). Although it is affiliated directly with the Presidential Office, Academia […]

Confucius Institutes (Kǒngzǐ Xuéyuàn 孔子学院)

The Confucius Institute is a nonprofit public organization established in 2004 and run by China’s Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) under the Ministry of Education. Its mission is to promote Chinese language and culture throughout the world. The Chinese government initiated the Confucius Institute in response to the growing interest in China and the international demand for Chinese […]

National Taiwan University (Guólì Táiwān Dàxué 国立台湾大学)

National Taiwan University (Guólì Táiwān Dàxué 国立台湾大学)

CHANG Jui-?te Ciji University in Taiwan. PHOTO COURTESY OF DING-HWA HSIEH. National Taiwan University, founded by the Japanese colonial government in 1928, is the largest and most prestigious university in Taiwan. The National Taiwan University is the oldest university in Taiwan. Its antecedent was the Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University, founded by the Japanese colonial government in 1928. When the Taihoku […]

Tsinghua University (Qīnghuá Dàxué 清华大学)

Tsinghua University (Qīnghuá Dàxué 清华大学)

Teh-Kuang CHANG View of the Gardens at Tsinghua University. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Founded in 1911 and located in Beijing, Tsinghua University is one of China’s most respected universities. Although it has a varied and comprehensive course of studies, it is especially well-known for its sciences and engineering departments. Tsinghua University, originally named Qinghua Xuetang, was established on 19 […]