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Research Image Susan Shirk, Richard Fisher, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Peter Cowhey at the June 2012 Internationalization of the Renminbi conference

The Center fosters academic exchange and comparative research by scholars from Fudan University and the University of California. Activities include regular lectures and research colloquia on China involving scholars from both universities.

The ultimate goals are to increase the quality of research done in both countries and to deepen mutual understanding between the United States and China.

Call for Proposals

Workshops on Contemporary China for Academic Year 2017-18
Download the call for proposals (pdf) | Submit online
The Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China has allocated $15,000 for China studies workshops that focus on contemporary Chinese politics, economy, law, environment, society and culture. All UC campuses or clusters of campuses are invited to apply. Interested workshop organizers should submit an application (not to exceed 5 pages).

California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue

Conference and Keynote Address
Feb. 5 – 6, 2015
For its inaugural forum, the California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue gathered high-level business, political and academic leaders from California and Shanghai for influential conversations on topics crucial to the development of both regions. Participants explored growth opportunities in light of each region’s innovation ecosystem alongside their distinct – and parallel – challenges. 

Religion in China Today: Resurgence and Challenge

Conference and Keynote Address
Nov. 3, 2014
Over the past three decades, there has been a remarkable resurgence of religious belief and practice in China. This has taken many forms, from the revival and transformation of folk religion, the reinvigoration of Christianity, Buddhism and Islam, and even the creation of new religious movements. These developments present new challenges to the Chinese state and have led to global controversies over the government’s handling of these challenges. This conference brought together distinguished Chinese and American scholars for a dialogue about the causes and political consequences of these developments.

China's Domestic Challanges

Conference and Keynote Address
March 25, 2013 | Conference summary
The Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China hosted a day-long conference on "China's Domestic Challenges" that brought together scholars from throughout the University of California system and from Fudan University to discuss China’s contemporary domestic challenges. 

China Research Workshop 

A new interdisciplinary workshop series on China, featuring current research by faculty, visiting scholars, and advanced graduate students at the dissertation-writing stage launched in January 2013. The purpose of the workshop series is designed to form a mutual support group for China researchers on the campus and to stimulate small-group intellectual discussion. Visit the workshop page for more information and upcoming speakers.

About GPS 

The School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), the only professional international affairs school focused on Asia and the Americas. The School is internationally renowned for its innovative programs, superb faculty, and outstanding students. It stands among the world's top graduate schools of international relations, and is the established leader in its focus on China, Asia and the Americas. Its new 21st Century China Center serves as a hub of the UC San Diego community for public and scholarly engagement with China.

About FDDI

The Fudan Development Institute (FDDI) was founded in 1993 as an all-university organization that involves scholars from across disciplines at Fudan in research and outreach projects. It aims to become a world-class think tank by contributing ideas to China’s development. Since its establishment, the FDDI has conducted policy and strategy research on key issues relevant to national, as well as Shanghai city’s development. FDDI-affiliated researchers have produced a series of high-impact reports and public policy analyses. For example, the FDDI is the organizational unit behind the publication of the annual China Development Report (the Blue Paper) since 1995. The following organizations and activities are currently supported by the FDDI:

Shanghai Forum 上海论坛
Contemporary China Social Life Data and Research Center 当代中国社会生活资料中心
Institute of Social Research 社会科学数据研究中心
Center for China Studies 中国研究中心
State-Building Research Center 国家建设研究中心
Financial Research Center 金融研究中心
Shanghai -Hong Kong Development Institute 沪港发展联合研究所
Fudan Tyndall Center 复旦- 丁铎尔中心
Center for BRICS Studies 金砖国家研究中心
Marxism Research Center 马克思主义研究院
Communication and State Governance Center 传播与国家治理中心
Political Party Diplomacy Research Center 政党外交研究中心
Academic Service Center 学术服务中心