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To Whom it may concern:

Since its foundation in 1986, the Shandong University Center of Japanese Studies has received attention from various circles in China, and has been supported and assisted by various circles in Japan, the Japanese Embassy in Beijing and friends from other countries. We hereby express our heart-felt thanks to all mentioned above.
As called for by the advance of China's reforms and opening to the outside world and the development of the cultural and economic interflow between China and Japan, the Center has reinforced its leadership and recruited new members so as to make more active contribution to the progress of Japanese studies and to the development of academic interflow and friendship between the two nations. It is our sincere hope that your institution will continue to give us support, and exchange with us information, academic achievements, books, other materials and publications. Attached is a brief introduction to the Center for your kind reference.

Qiao Youmei ,
Director of Shandong University Center of Japanese Studies

A Brief Introduction of Center of Japanese Studies

Shandong University is one of China's key comprehensive university directly nudre the State Educational Commission, Which embraces disciplines, social sciences, natural sciences and technological sciences.Established in September, 1986 the Shandong University Center of Japanese Studies is a comprehensive academic institution under the University dedicated to Japanese studies.

PURPOSE The Center is set up for systematic studies of the past and the present of, and the trends in Japanese politics, economy, thoughts, society and culture. While basing itself on the studies of the present, the Center always takes an interest in the future and places its work in a world-wide context. By so doing, it aims to propel Japanese studies in China, to enhance the Chinese people's understanding of Japan and to promote the development of Sino-Japanese friendship and friendly interflow, so as to contribute to China's socialist modernization program, and to world peace and development as well.

ACTIVITIES 1. Coordinating and organizing the University's experts and scholars for monographic and synthetic studies on Japan's politics, economy, philosophy, literature, language, history, society, legislation, culture, education, ect. 2. Undertaking research projects assigned by the State or departments concerned, and conducting cooperative programs with Japanese parties concerned. 3. Carrying out academic exchanges, inviting experts from home and abroad to give lectures, and sending out researchers to conduct academic investigations and studies; keeping contact with related academic institutions at home and abroad, exchanging with them information and other materials, and sponsoring academic symposiums. 4. Sponsoring open lectures and classes on Japanese studies geared to the needs of the University and the society as a whole. 5. Offering graduate-study programs. 6. Collecting books, magazines and other materials concerning Japan, and publishing books, journals and other forms of materials.

ACHIEVEMENTS Since its foundation, its members have published a good number of books. There include academic works: History of Japanese Philosophy; a Course Book, Ten Major Japanese Philosophers in Modern Times, A Dictionary of Japanese Idioms and Proverbs, On Japanese Lexicology, Sino-Japanese Relations in Today's World Structure, An Introduction to Citizen's Rights and Duties, Modern Japanese Grammar; an Advanced Course Book, and Engineering Economics; and translation works: An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology, An Outline of Modern Japanese History, Japanese Archaeologists on Chinese Archaeology, How to Make Your Mind Smarter, The Destruction of the Joint Fleet.Besides the Center has sponsored such international symposiums as :Sino-Japanese Relations in Today's World Structure"(1992), "Sino-Japanese symposium on Andoo Shooeki"(1992) and "A Lecture Tour on Japanese"(1990). The Center has also undertaken the preparatory work for the setting up of the Chinese Institute of Andoo Shooeki Studies and the Shandong Provincial Institute of Oriental Philosophies.

CURRENT TOPICS FOR STUDY 1. "Japanese and North-Eastern Asian Philosophies", as part of the project "Present Day Oriental Philosophies"( a key State research project during the Eighth Five-year plan period); 2. "The New-emerging Japanese Religions and their Relations to Present day Politics and Economy"(a research project assigned by the state Educational Commission); 3. "Chinese and Japanese folkways Compared", as part of the project "A Comparative Study of Eastern and Western Folkways" (a research project assigned by the state Educational Commission); 4. "Post-War Japanese Philosophers"(Sino-Japanese Cooperative program); 5. "A Comparative Study on Chinese and Japanese Enterprise Administration"(Sino-Japanese Cooperative program); 6. A Comparative Study of Moods, Voice and Other Grammatical Categories in Japanese; 7. A Study of Japanese Numerals and Classifiers; 8. Chinese and Japanese Literature: Inter-influences and Comparative Study; 9. A Study of Human Rights Theories.

A Organization

The Center is composed of 28 members, including 24 full-time or part-time researchers(82% with higher academic titles) and one librarian also in charge of administrational affairs. Under the Center there are a number of topic groups and one library. Below is a list of the leaders and members of the Center:

Qiao Youmei Vice-president of the University, Professor of History
Deputy Director
Cao Dafeng Professor of Japanese
Lin Hong Associate Professor of International Relations
Niu jianke Associate Professor of Japanese Philosophy
Academic Advisors
Jin Zhong Professor of Japanese Literature
Zhuang Dejun Professor of Economics
Yuan Shishuo Professor of Literature
Zhao Mingyi Professor of Political Sciences
Cai Fengshu Professor of Japanese Archaeology
Tan Bingshun Professor of Japanese History
Ren Ming Professor of Japanese History
Ou Shi Professor of Japanese Economy
Zhang Qinxian Professor of Japanese Economy
Ma Jun Professor of Computer Sciences
Xu Xianming Professor of Japanese Legislation
Shi Lianyun Professor of Administrational Sciences
Liu Hongduo Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture
Gao Wenhan Professor of Japanese Literature
Liu Shumei Associate Professor of Japanese
Jiang Lusheng Associate Professor of Japanese
Liang Shuxin Associate Professor of International Trade
Cheng Hong Associate Professor of Japanese
Tang Jian Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Chinese and Japanese Painting and Calligraphy
Li Xiao Associate Professor of History on Sino-Japanese Economy Exchange
Legal Advisor
Xu Xianming (Concurrent)