Professor Richard Madsen has been appointed director of the newly established Fudan-UC Center for Contemporary China. Located in Shanghai, Fudan University is one of China’s best universities, and this is the first time such a university has established a center for scholarly cooperation at a major American university. The center’s offices are located in IR/PS and we hope it will begin a new era for academic exchange between our two countries.
The UC-Fudan center will include a library of books and journals produced by faculty at Fudan and databases on Chinese society studies and economy. Planned activities will include regular lectures and research colloquia on China involving faculty from various UC campuses.
The inaugural public event of the new center will be a conference held December 3rd at UCSD on Prospects for US-China Relations after the American elections and the Chinese 18th Party Congress.
For more information, go to http://irps.ucsd.edu/.