Tongdong Bai writes:
Thanks to your support, since it was launched in 2010, the MA and Visiting programs in Chinese philosophy (with courses taught in English) at Fudan have been extremely successful. It has been three years since these programs were launched in 2011, and 34 students have been enrolled in either the M.A. program (28 students) and the
visiting student program (6 students).
They are from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.K., Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Israel, and Indonesia, and many of them are top students in their classes, majoring in philosophy,
classics, and/or East Asian or Chinese studies. The above facts make these programs simply the most successful of their kind (English-based higher and post-graduate education programs in Chinese philosophy) in
mainland China. Our students benefit from each other’s presence (we have perhaps the largest community of English-speaking postgraduate students interested in Chinese philosophy), in addition to the courses
here. We have also assigned tutors to our students, helping them read classical Chinese texts, in addition to the normal language classes. Because of the number and the quality of our students, our programs are a “favorite” now to the university’s administration. As a result, we have been quite successful at getting fellowships for students
applying for the MA program. (For the visiting student program, only partial fellowships are available.) To continue its success, I ask you to help us to distribute the information about the programs and encourage your students to apply. If they are already in a doctoral program and wish to spend a year in China, they are also welcome. I’ll attach a flier to this message. For more detailed information, you can also go to this website:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Tongdong Bai, Professor of Philosophy
School of Philosophy, Fudan University
220 Handan Road, Shanghai, China 200433
President, Association of Chinese Philosophers in North America (ACPA)
Book Review Editor, Dao