Fudan Programs in Chinese Philosophy

I again offer some information from Prof. Tongdong BAI on Fudan University’s English-language Chinese philosophy programs. There has been discussion of these programs on the blog in the past; search for “Fudan.” 

Thanks to your support, since it was launched in 2011, the MA and Visiting programs in Chinese philosophy (with courses taught in English) at Fudan have been extremely successful. 55 students have been enrolled in either the M.A. program (47 students) and the visiting student program (8 students). They are from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.K., Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Yugoslavia, Romania, Israel, India, 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 post-graduate 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 the world), 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” of the university’s and the department’s administrations’.  As a result, we have been EXTREMELY successful at getting fellowships for students applying for the MA program.  (For the visiting student program, only partial fellowships are available through Fudan, but students can apply through some external channels, like the Chinese Scholarship Council, the EU, Chinese consulates, Confucius Institutes, etc..)  

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. For more detailed information, you can also go to this website: http://iso.fudan.edu.cn/downloads/zgzx20151210.pdf  Thanks!

Best wishes,

Tongdong Bai, Professor of Philosophy

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