复旦大学美国研究中心成立于1985年。它是我国最早建立的专门从事美国研究的主要机构之一,也是我国高校第一个专门从事美国研究的机构。已故复旦大学校长、该中心首任主任谢希德教授对该中心的成立和发展作出了重要的贡献。

中心于2000年被批准为国家教育部普通高等学校人文社会科学重点研究基地,2006年中心又被批准为美国研究国家哲学社会科学创新基地。2015年牵头北京大学、中国人民大学、解放军军事科学院、中国现代国际关系研究院、中国社科院美国所等单位联合组建中美新型大国协同创新中心。教育部和复旦大学对中心的科研工作提供资助,中心还通过设在美国首都华盛顿的复旦基金会(The Fudan Foundation)得到美国国际开发署所属的美国海外学校和医院项目的赞助。复旦基金会还设立了“复旦大学谢希德美国研究奖学金”,以纪念谢希德教授对中美关系所作出的杰出努力。

中心现有专职研究人员13人,其中正高级职称9人,副高级3人,助理研究员1人。

中心具有学术研究、政策咨询、人才培养、国际交流四大功能。中心以美国研究和中美关系研究为特色,研究领域涵盖美国政治、美国经济、美国外交、美国社会和文化、中国对美政策以及中美关系等。中心主办的学术刊物为《美国问题研究》辑刊(CSSCI),出版“21世纪的美国与世界”丛书。中心积极开展决策咨询,与外交部建立了密切联系。中心研究人员经常性承担外交部研究课题、应邀参加外交部专家会议、率领或参加外交部专家学者小组赴美调研。中心开设本科和研究生课程10余门。自成立以来,已培养美国研究和中美关系研究方向硕士生200余名,博士研究生100余名。

中心与美国交流广泛,先后接待美国前总统卡特、前国务卿基辛格、克里斯托弗、副总统拜登等来访,与布鲁金斯学会、战略与国际问题研究中心等著名智库有密切的联系。

第一届中心主任:谢希德(1985~2000)

第二届中心主任:倪世雄(2000.2~2006.4)

第三届中心主任:沈丁立(2006.4~2013.3)

第四届中心主任:吴心伯(2013.3~   ) 

硬件设施

中心现拥有一幢单独的办公大楼,总面积为8000平方米。整幢大楼共分四层:第一层为各类会议室、接待室和中心行政办公室;第二层为各种类型的教室;第三层为中心图书馆;第四层为中心研究人员的办公室。目前中心有各种大小会议室与接待室12间;办公室15间;教室8间,大约同时能够容纳500名学生左右。中心的多功能会议室(备同声传译设备)每年有数十次国内国际重要会议在此召开。同时,中心大楼的中心三角大厅也是别具一格的演讲活动场所,美国前国务卿克里斯托弗、国会议员威尔登等都曾在此演讲。

谢希德演讲厅

2005年落成的谢希德演讲厅有400多个座位,拥有现代化的视听设备和一个能够同时支持四种语言的同声翻译系统。该演讲厅是中心举办各种学术活动和进行国际交流的重要场所。

图书馆

美国研究中心图书馆收藏众多有关美国问题研究的书籍和资料。在复旦大学、复旦基金会以及美国自由钟基金会(the Liberty Bell Foundation)、美国麻省工学院和哈佛大学教授江渊声(Nelson Yuan-sheng Kiang)以及一些美国个人如已故美国政治学者西奥多•怀特(Theordore H•White)等的关怀和支持下,该资料室目前收藏英文图书2万余册、中文图书3千余册;订阅英文杂志38种、英文报纸2种、中文杂志和报纸分别为74种和20种。


基地的战略定位

作为教育部高校唯一的美国问题研究基地,基地的战略定位是要做国内美国研究的重镇和主要的学术枢纽,国家关于美国问题及中美关系的重要咨政者,国际学界了解中国美国和中美关系研究动向的重要窗口。

基地的发展目标

新时期复旦大学美国问题研究基地的总体发展目标是:

紧密围绕美国的发展动向和中美关系的变化,服务于国家繁荣学术研究、促进科学决策的需要,有针对性地开展一些重大课题的研究,取得一批有重要价值的学术成果,解决一些重大的现实和政策问题,利用5年左右的时间,将基地建设成一个具有强大国内国际影响力的美国问题研究的重镇。

中心网址http://www.cas.fudan.edu.cn/.

A General Introduction to the Center for American Studies at Fudan University

  Founded in 1985, the Center for American Studies(CAS) at Fudan University is one of the leading and earliest-established research institutions and the first entity researching on American studies in institutes of higher learning nationwide. Professor Xie Xide, late President of Fudan University and Founding Director contributed tremendously to the establishment and development of the Center.

  In December 2000, the CAS was designated by the Ministry of Education of the Peoples Republic of China as one of the Key Research Institutes of Humanities and Social Sciences in University, successively appraised as the State Innovative Institute for American Studies in 2006. The Center for American Studies at Fudan University took the lead in 2015 to jointly establish Collaborative Innovation Center for New Model of China-U.S. Major-Country Relationship with Peking University, Renmin University of China, PLA Academy of Military Sciences, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations and Institute of American Studies Affiliated to Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Chinas Ministry of Education and Fudan University have provided financial aid to the CAS ever since. The CAS has been greatly facilitated and supported by the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program under the U.S. Agency for International Development via The Fudan Foundation based in Washington, D.C., which has also launched the Xie Xide American Studies Scholarships at Fudan University to commemorate the eminent professors outstanding endeavors for boosting China-U.S. ties.  

   Currently, the full-time CAS faculty members consist of 9 professors, 3 associate professors and 1 assistant professor.

   The missions of the Center for American Studies encompass academic research, policy consultation, talent cultivation and international exchanges, specialized in American studies and Sino-U.S. relations, falling into the areas of American politics, American economy, American diplomacy, American society and culture, Chinas U.S. policy as well as Sino-U.S. relations.

  Fudan American Review, whose Editor-in-Chief is Professor WU Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies and Dean of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University, is an academic research journal professionally edited and issued by the editorial board at CAS and has blossomed into one of the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI) source core journals, incorporated into CNKI(China National Knowledge Infrastructure) and Wanfang Database with broad academic influence and social prestige. In addition, the CAS community has always been expediting the compilation and publication of The Series on the United States and the World in the 21st Century. The Center for American Studies actively carries out decision-making and advisory service, establishing close ties with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China. The CAS faculty members are committed to undertaking numerous national policy research projects, invited to attend meetings of experts designated and organized by Chinas Ministry of Foreign Affairs, leading or participating in overseas surveys organized by government departments. The Center offers more than 10 major courses in Chinese or English for postgraduate and undergraduate students at Fudan Univeristy. Since its establishment, the Center for American Studies has cultivated over 200 master graduates and around 100 Ph.D. graduates in the field of American studies and Sino-U.S. relations. The CAS enjoys broad contacts with prominent political figures, among whom former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former U.S. Seretary of State Henry Alfred Kissinger, former U.S. Seretary of State Warren Minor Christopher, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited the Center successively. Over the past three decades, the Center for American Studies has built firm bonds and partnerships with the following world-wide prestigious think tanks: the Carter Center, Brookings Institution, Center for Strategic and International Studies, etc.  

  List of Directors of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University:

  Professor XIE Xide,     1985 - 2000

  Professor NI Shixiong,  February 2000 - April 2006

     Professor SHEN Dingli,  April 2006 - March 2013

     Professor WU Xinbo,   March 2013 - Present


Facilities

   The Center for American Studies boasts an architectural complex, encompassing a total area of 8000 square meters. The four-storey premise includes sorts of 12 conference rooms and antechambers, one administration office on the first floor, 8 classrooms of different sizes to accommodate up to around 500 students per interim on the second floor, a grand library on the third floor, and 15 faculty offices on the fourth floor. Dozens of leading domestic and international conferences are convened every year as scheduled in the multi-purpose auditorium equipped with simultaneous interpretation devices. Specifically, the unique central triangular atrium with an ingeniously-crafted dome has been a distinctive venue for major events, including the speeches delivered by former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Minor Christopher and Senator Curt Weldon.

       Xie Xide Auditorium

     Newly-renovated and inaugurated in 2005, the more-than-400-seat Xie Xide Auditorium embraces cutting-edged audio-visual aids with facilities for simultaneous interpretation in four languages, serving as the premier venue where a wide range of academic activities are convened and hosted by the Center for American Studies to promote international exchanges

       Library

    The CAS Library encompasses an accumulation of books and materials in the field of American studies. With the utmost support and generous concern of Fudan University, The Fudan Foundation, The Liberty Bell Foundation, Nelson Yuan-sheng Kiang(founder and former director of the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory of Auditory Physiology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and professor emeritus of Otology and Laryngology at the Harvard Medical School and also professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the late American political journalist and historian Theodore Harold White, the library comprises over 20,000 volumes of English books and more than 3,000 volumes of Chinese books with subscriptions to 38 English journals, 2 English newspapers, 74 Chinese journals and 20 Chinese newspapers respectively.

  

Strategic Orientation

  As the only Key Institute Researching on American Studies in University designated by China’s Ministry of Education, the Center for American Studies at Fudan University is committed to evolving into one of the China’s major research and academic hubs on American studies, strengthening its building to enhance the consultation capacity on China-U.S. relations and correlated issues, serving as a vital platform for experts and scholars in the academia worldwide to conduct broad academic exchanges and cooperation in the field of the dynamic trends of researches on Sino-U.S. relations to foster the ties between China and the United States.


Development Objectives

  In the new era, the overall development objectives of the Center for American Studies are as follows:

  Evolving around the development, dynamic trends in America and the profound evolution of China-U.S. bilateral ties in the service of boosting the prosperity of academic researches and enhancing the scientific decision-making, targeted researches on major issues are conducted to achieve corresponding academic successes while settling the practical and policy issues of invaluable significance. With concerted efforts and in five years or so, the Center for American Studies at Fudan Univeristy is expected to turn into one of the leading research and academic hubs on American studies, underscoring the extensive domestic prestige and international influence accordingly.

     Please stay tuned for the updates of latest news, upcoming events, advances in research and further information on the following CAS website:

    http://www.cas.fudan.edu.cn/.