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School of Humanities

School of Humanities

The School of Humanities, composed of three Departments and two Centers, offers two undergraduate programs, three master degree programs, one professional master degree program, and two Ph. D programs in four academic categoriess covering Chinese Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, and Art. The School has 1551 students and 141 full-time faculty members, among which 28 are professors, 3 are Zhiyuan chair professors, 1 is Jingyu Chair professor, and 6 are distinguished professors, 1 is elected in Shanghai Thousand Talents Program, 2 are involved in the New Century Excellent Talent Support Project of the MOE, China and 24 teachers hold overseas doctoral degrees. The School offers 40% of the core courses for liberal education in the whole university and undertaks a total number of 74 projects at the ministrial and provincial level or above, among which 41 are programs supported by the national social science foundation of China.

  • Department of Chinese Language and Literature

    The Department of Chinese Language and Literature, offering undergraduate, master and Ph. D programs, has been following the guideline of high-quality education to train elites. The teaching method for undergraduate students considers small classes and tutorial system with Sino-foreign culture exchange as its characteristics; students are also encouraged to study abroad. The Department now has 33 full-time teachers and more than 100 students. In recent years, the Department has undertaken a series of Major Programs of National Social Science Foundation of China and many other provincial and ministerial level programs on inheritance of Chinese civilization, modern and contemporary literature and cultural ecology, and comparison of cultures between China and western countries.

  • Department of History

    Founded in 2003, The Department of History, now has 23 full-time teachers and enrolls students for the master program in Chinese history, which includes four second-level master degree programs: ancient Chinese history, Modern Chinese History, Contemporary History of China and History of Particular Subjects. The program of ancient Chinese history emphasizes the combination of new historical records and methods of social science; the program of Modern Chinese History focuses on on the combination of archival documents and critical issues (Tokyo Trial, the Resistance War against Japan and Sino-foreign relations); the program of Contemporary History of China focuses on the in-depth analysis of the archives kept at counties around the country.

  • Department of Philosophy

    The Department of Philosophy has 15 full-time teachers specializing in three academic fields, namely Marxist Philosophy, Western Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy, and offers the master program of Marxism Philosphy authorized as early as in 1986. The Department of Philosophy has initially established a few-in-number but high-in-efficiency faculty team with strong research capabilities, high academic reputation and distinctive disciplinary features. The Department and the Institute for Advanced Study in European Culture have built a number of important academic research platforms and academic exchange mechanisms, including the Marxism and European culture research base, two journals of French Ideology Review listed in CSSCI source journals and EUROPEANA • European Review with international issue number.