The Center for Japanese Studies, Fudan University (hereinafter the Center) was founded in July 1990. In the light of the characteristics of China-Japan relations and Shanghaiposition as Chinas economic center, the Center focuses its research on Japanese economy and Sino-Japan economic relations, as well as comprehensive research on Japanese politics and diplomacy, China-U.S.-Japan relations, and cultural and people-to-people exchanges between China and Japan.

Currently, the Center has 3 Professors, 3 Associate Professors, 2 staff members, and over 80 Adjunct Researchers. In addition, the Center appointeminent scholars and industrialists from Japan, the U.S. and South Korea as consulting professors. The library affiliated to the Center owns a collection of more than 60,000 Japanese books and journals, most of which are important reference books and academic classics. Starting from 1991, the Center has been publishing its semi-annual journal, Review of Japanese Studiesthe only academic journal focusing on Japanese studies in Southern China.

The faculty members’ representative research works are mainly collected in the Series of Fudan Japanese Studies, with over 20 volumes published to dateThe faculty members have also published more than 150 papers in Chinese, Japanese, and English. Up to 2017, the Center has held 28 large-scale international symposiums, and published 25 collections of conference papers accordingly. As chief experts, the faculty members at the Center have conducted one Key Research Project of National Social Science Fund, two Key Research Projects in Philosophy and Social Science of the Ministry of Education, and over 30 projects commissioned by Chinaprovincial and ministry-level organizations as well as Japan’s governmental and corporate organizations. As part of its think-tank construction, the Center co-edits with Japanese scholars and publishes the Strategic Report on China-Japan Relations annually, and collaborates closely with central ministries and commissions, including the Ministry of Commerce and The International Liaison Department of CCPto provide policy reports and recommendations.

The Center has instructed over 80 Master and Ph.D. students in Japanese studies, including foreign students from Japan, South Korea, the U.S., Europe and Southeast Asian countries. The Center also hosts overseas visiting scholars constantly.

The Center keeps close connections and academic exchange with top universities in Japan, including University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Waseda University, Keio University, Seikei Universityetc.  In addition, over the years the Center has kept cooperative relations and frequent communications with Japanese organizations and corporations, including Japan Foundation, Eisai Co., Ltd., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Corporation. The Study Center for Daisaku Ikeda’s Thoughts at Fudan University is also affiliated to the Center.

The Center keeps updating its latest activities and research findings on its homepage (