Academic journal article Quarterly Journal of Chinese Studies

Prospectus of "Confucius China Studies Plan"

Academic journal article Quarterly Journal of Chinese Studies

Prospectus of "Confucius China Studies Plan"

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In order to foster a deeper understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young generations from around the world, to enable the prosperous growth of China studies, to promote the sustainable development of Confucius Institutes, and to enhance the friendly relationship between China and the people of other countries, the Confucius Institute Headquarters has set up the "Confucius China Studies Program". The Program consists of six subprograms in the academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences, namely Joint Ph.D. Fellowship, Ph.D. in China Fellowship, ''Understanding China" Fellowship, Young Leaders Fellowship, International Conference Grant and Publication Grant.

Applicants for Sino-Foreign Joint Ph.D. Subprogram and Ph.D. in China Subprogram should submit their applications to the Confucius Institute Headquarters by the end of February each year. Applicants shall log in http://ccsp.chinese.cn, set up an individual account, consult the university information and research topics, fill in the online application information, upload the relevant certification materials, submit and print out the Application Form. Please send the signed Application Form and other application materials (see About CCSP) to the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Chinese university (including the Chinese versions). The Headquarters will organize the "Confucius China Studies Program" Expert Committee to conduct the appraisal and interview. The result of appraisal will be announced in the spring each year. The Ph.D. candidates will start their programs from the autumn each year. The starting and termination time of other five subprograms will be determined in accordance to their specific situations.

Currently there are fourteen universities appointed by Hanban to receive applications of the program and Xiamen University ranked number one last year in terms of the number of successful applicants admitted. Xiamen University was founded in 1921 by the well-known patriotic overseas Chinese leader Tan Kah Kee, the first university in China to be founded by an overseas Chinese. Xiamen University has a strong team of academic and administrative staffs, making it possible to provide a full range of educational programs. It is a key comprehensive research university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China, a first-class university with extensive international influence and is ranked in the top 20 of the over 2,000 universities and colleges in China. …

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