Brief  Introduction of the CCRNC-Fudan

  Center for China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries (CCRNC-Fudan) was established on 11 November, 2013, affiliated to Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies (IIS). As of 30 April 2021, the CCRNC-Fudan consists of 12 professors, 1 associate professors and 3 assistant professors. YANG Jian, former Ambassador to Negara Brunei Darussalam and Professor of the IIS at Fudan University, takes the Director of the CCRNC-Fudan (starts from September 2019); QI Huaigao, Professor of the IIS at Fudan University, takes the Deputy Director of the CCRNC-Fudan. Professor SHI Yuanhua was the first director from November 2013 to September 2019.

  By virtue of preponderant disciplines of Fudan University, such as political science and international relations, the CCRNC-Fudan targets at in-depth studies on politics, security, economy, diplomacy, nation, religion, and culture relationships between China and its neighboring countries. The CCRNC-Fudan has been actively serving as influential researcher, policy counselor, thought leadership, and opinion maker in the field of China’s relations with neighboring countries. Also, the CCRNC-Fudan will bring a batch of professionals together to build up the team for researchers on China’s relations with neighboring countries, and eventually formulate a research school on China’s neighboring diplomacy, which features Fudan’s characteristics, in China’s academia and diplomatic circles.

  The CCRNC-Fudan is the permanent secretariat of the Network of ASEAN-China Academic Institutes (NACAI). The NACAI was established on 28 May, 2017 at Fudan University. (The website of the NACAI is http://www.iis.fudan.edu.cn/6889/list.htm)

Group photo of Members of CCRNC-Fudan, 12 September 2019)

(From left to right: HU Yangyu, ZHU Qin, XUE Song, QI Huaigao, XIN Qiang, CHEN Yugang, YANG Jian, SHI Yuanhua, BAO Xiaqin, TU Yichao, XING Liju, CHEN Miaoling)

  By now, the CCRNC-Fudan concentrates on main research work as follows:

  1)Fudan University Series on China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Studies” (the Series): The Series has published: “China’s Peripheral Security and Its Neighboring Diplomacy against the Backdrop of Its Rising” (July 2014), “The Dynamics and Mechanism of China’s Regional Policy after the Cold War” (June 2016), “Lectures on China’s Diplomacy with Neighboring Countries” (December 2016), “Japan’s Perception and Policy towards China in the Transition Period” (January 2017), “People-to-People Exchange between China and Its Neighboring Countries” (September 2018), “Cultural Exchanges between China and Its Neighboring Countries” (December 2018),  “The South China Sea Disputes between China and Vietnam from the Power Diffusion Perspective”(July 2019), “China’s Integration Strategies with Fulcrum Countries along the Belt and Road” (July 2019). The CCRNC-Fudan plans to publish one or two academic books in the field of China’s neighboring diplomacy each year.

       2)Journal of China’s Neighboring Diplomacy (the Journal): The Journal is a professional and original academic publication in the field of China’s neighboring diplomacy studies. It is a series of semi-annual issues, of which Issue No.1-6 are published by Social Sciences Academic Press, and Issue No.7 is published by World Affairs Press. We welcome contributions from Chinese and foreign scholars who specialize in China’s relations with neighboring countries, or major issues about China’s sovereignty rights and maritime interests.

  3)Policy advisory papers for Chinese government: the CCRNC-Fudan provides the Chinese government with policy advisory papers and consultative reports regarding the peripheral security challenges China is facing and the relations with neighboring countries. These papers and reports have received attention from the leaders of Chinese government.

  4)Fudan University Forum for Chinas Neighboring Diplomacy Studies: This forum invites scholars and government officials that are engaged in research on Chinas neighboring diplomacy.

  5)Database for Neighboring Countries Overview and Relations with China: The Database is jointly established by CCRNC-Fudan and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Territorial Sovereignty and Maritime Rights (CICTSMR). It contains fundamental information of Chinas greater neighboring area and their relations with China. Fudans Survey of Chinas Neighboring Countries” is one of the achievements of the Database.

  6)Academic conferences home and abroad: International Conferences on Chinas Relations with Neighboring CountriesAnnual Conference on Chinas Neighboring DiplomacyConference on Religion and Chinas Neighboring Diplomacy” and Conference on Trans-Boundary Nationalities and Chinas Neighboring Diplomacy.

 Since 2013, members of the CCRNC-Fudan have led numerous academic projects funded by National Social Science Fund. They are:

  1) “Inheritance and Innovation of Neo-Confucianism: Conception, Literature and History”, subproject of “Inheritance and Innovation of Neo-Confucianism in Japan and Korea”, funded by the National Social Science Fund of China;

  2) “Study on the Development Strategies Integration between China and the Fulcrum Countries along the Belt and Road”, funded by the National Social Science Fund of China;

  3) “Study on the New Situation of Korean Peninsula and China’s Diplomatic Strategies”, funded by the National Social Science Fund of China;

  4) “Peripheral Security Challenges Faced by China and Neighboring Diplomatic Strategy Adopted by China in the Context of China’s Rapid Rising”, funded by the National Social Science Fund of China;

  5) “Study on the New Concept New Thoughts New Strategies of Implementing Neighboring Diplomacy by Central Communist Party of China since the 18th CPC National Congress”, funded by the National Social Science Special Fund of China.

  6) “Study on Establishing a Shared Spiritual Home for the Minorities in China”, funded by the National Social Science Fund of China.

  Members of the CCRNC-Fudan also teach courses regarding China’s relations with neighboring countries as follows: History and Current Situation of China’s Neighboring Diplomacy (Ph.D. course), History and Current Situation of China’s Relation with Korean Peninsula (Ph.D. course), History of China’s Diplomacy in 20th Century (Ph.D. course), Ocean and Contemporary International Relations (graduate course), Analysis of China’s Peripheral Security and Its Neighboring Diplomacy (graduate course), Great Power Politics and Sino-South Korean Relation (graduate course), China’s Boundary and Marine Affairs (undergraduate course), the U.S. Politics and Foreign Relations (undergraduate course), South Korean Politics and Foreign Relations (undergraduate course), Religion and American Society (undergraduate course), Introduction to East Asian Culture (undergraduate course), Introduction to Korean Studies (undergraduate course).

  The CCRNC-Fudan accepts applicants from Postdoctoral Fellow in political science and graduate students in international relations, international politics, and diplomacy. Also, the CCRNC-Fudan welcomes international and domestic scholars and officials in China’s relations with neighboring countries to visit the CCRNC-Fudan for exchange studies.

  

  Key Members  

-YANG Jian, Professor of the IIS at Fudan University.

 Research Interests: Southeast Asian Studies, regional cooperation, regional security.

  -SHI Yuanhua, Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: China’s neighboring diplomacy, Korean peninsula issue and international relations in Northeast Asia, modern and contemporary history of China’s diplomacy, Korean independence movement and history of Sino-Korean relation.

  -NARAN Bilik, Professor of School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: trans-boundary Ethnic Groups in Asia, Ethnic Groups’ Theory, linguistic anthropology, the Education of Ethnic Minorities, and East Asia’s Politics.

  -CHEN Yugang, Professor of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: governance of polar region, theory of international relations, European politics and foreign relations, global governance, regional cooperation, Chinas foreign relations and diplomatic strategies.

  -XIN Qiang, Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: U.S. politics, Taiwan issue, Sino-U.S. relation.

  -BAO Xiaqin, Professor of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: Japan’s post WWII politics and diplomacy, contemporaty foreign affairs of China.

-ZHENG Jiyong, Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

Research Interests: politics and diplomacy in Korean Peninsula, international relations of East Asia, party politics in South Korea, power structure of North Korea.

  -FANG Xiuyu, Professor  of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan Univeristy.

  Research Interests: modern South Korean politics and Sino-Korean relations, Korean Peninsula security and international relations in Northeast Asia, nuclear security in Northeast Asia.

     -XING Liju, Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: Korean Confucianism, Korean philosophy, Korean intellectual history, comparative study of Chinese and Korean philosophies and cultures.

  -XU Haiyan, Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: Energy Strategy, International Oil Prices, and Russia’s Economy.

  -QI Huaigao, Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: China's neighboring diplomacy, China's ocean affairs, Asia-Pacific international relations, international organization and global governance

-ZHAO Weihua, Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

Research Interests: South China Sea issue, Vietnam studies, Sino-Vietnamese relations, China's neighboring strategy, and China's ocean affairs

  -TU Yichao, Associate Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: ethnicity and religions of Chinaneighboring countries, religion and politics in the U.S., history of Christianity.

  -XUE Song, Assistant Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: Indonesia’s Politics and Foreign Diplomacy; Ethnic Studies; Sino-ASEAN Relations

  -ZHU Qin, Assistant Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

  Research Interests: Sino-U.S. and the Korean Peninsula Relations; Syngman Rhee’s Diplomacy Thought; The Maritime Rights Disputes between China and Neighboring Countries.

        -WEN Yao, Assistant Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University.

        Research Interests: International Relations TheoryInternational Relations iSoutheast Asia; Diffusion of Governance Knowledge.


Contact Information

Address: Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai, P.R.China.

Office Address: Room 307, Wenke (Liberal Arts) Building, Fudan University

Postcode: 200433

Telephone: 86 21-6564 2939

Fax: 86 21-6564 2939

Email: ccrnc@fudan.edu.cn


Link for CCRNC-Fudan Brochure PDF Version:

CCRNC-Fudan Brochure.pdf

Link for Chinas Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter:

China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter (Issue No.1, published on 1 June 2015).pdf

China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter (Issue No.2, published on 1 November 2015).pdf

China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter (Issue No.3, published on 15 January 2016).pdf

China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter (Issue No.4, published on 30 June 2016).pdf

China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter (Issue No.5, published on 31 December 2016).pdf

China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter (Issue No.6, published on 30 June 2017).pdf

China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter (Issue No.7, published on 31 December 2017).pdf

 China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter (Issue No.8, published on 31 December 2018).pdf

China’s Neighboring Diplomacy Study Newsletter (Issue No.9, published on 31 December 2019).pdf