I. Brief History

The Institute of Mainland China Studies was founded on August 1, 1993 when academic exchanges between Taiwan and Mainland China began to intensify.  The Institute of Mainland China Studies was the first graduate school in Taiwan to offer a M.A. degree program concentrating on Mainland China.  Dr. Don M. Hong was appointed the first director and in August 1995 and Dr. Shih- hsiung Chow succeeded Dr. Hong as the director.  Dr. Wen-cheng Lin served as the Institute's third director from August 2001 to July 2003 and he was succeeded by Dr. Teh-chang Lin who served as the Institute's fourth director from August 2003 to July 2006. Dean Wen-cheng Lin of the College of Social Sciences was designated as the acting director in August 2006 by President Chung- cheng Chang of the University.
In August 2002, the Institute set as its goals for future development to be ¨strengthening teaching and academic research on the interaction of politics and economy of Mainland China, and cultivating professional talents for national development in the 21st century.〃  In concert with these goals, the Institute rapidly expanded to meet the increasing demand for specialist on China and in August 1998 began to offer a Ph.D. degree program. This Ph.D. interdisciplinary program provides rigorous academic training for those who choose a career in academia.
On August 1, 2000, a Master of Arts degree program was instituted for mid- career professionals with an undergraduate degree who have at least four years of professional work experience. Courses in this program are offered in the evening to accommodate studentsˇ work schedules.

Located between the Hsitzu Bay and the Taiwan Strait in the east and the Evergreen Longevity Hill in the west, the Institute of Mainland China Studies provides students with a unique and personal faculty-student learning environment that encourages both innovative research and academic excellence. On the other side of Shoushan Mountain, ¨outside the tunnel,〃 is the dynamic city of Kaohsiung, the second-largest city in Taiwan. Kaohsiung is a vibrant city known for its rich cultural traditions, beaches and picturesque nature spots, and its diverse and international community.

II. Goals and Characteristics


 To promote the study and understanding of Mainland China.

 To establish the Institute as a key center of Mainland China Studies in

     Taiwan and Asia.

 To prepare students for professional employment in government,

      international organizations, academia and/or enterprises.

 To provide consultation and professional advice to the national government

     of Taiwan on its Mainland China policies.

 To serve as a platform for cross-strait exchanges and academic discussion

     on a variety of issues concerning Mainland China.



The Institute offers an M.A. program, a Ph. D program and a Master of Arts degree program for mid-career professionals.  The more than twenty full-time and affiliated faculty members provide students with a deep range of course offerings on China, East Asian security and cross-strait relations.  In addition, the Institute attracts and presents to our academic community guest speakers who are the leading experts and academicians on China from throughout the world.  The student body at the Institute attracts students from the United States, Austria, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Slovenia, Russia, Thailand, Mainland China, Vietnam, the Tibetan Government in Exile, and local students from Taiwan with diverse backgrounds.

III. Facilities and Books

IV. Scholarships and Subsidies

The Institute is equipped with Pentium 4 PCs, Macintosh, laser printers, photo scanner, television, VCR, tape recorder, fax machine, copy machine, overhead projector, speakers, and camera, etc.
The Institute has access to the NSYSU library collection in the social sciences collections. The social science collection consists of 59,332 volumes in Chinese and 33,134 in foreign languages. The NSYSU also has over 159 types of journals (51 in Chinese and 108 in foreign languages); 15,498 volumes of studies on Communism, Socialism and Mainland China (including a complete Chinese version series of 50 volumes on Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels); a 60 volume complete series on Lenin and other compilations on individuals who are instrumental figures in the study of China. NSYSU also has hundreds of Chinese Communistˇs original documents of special studies edited by The Council for Cultural Affairs in Brief, 500 volumes of U.S. Department of State Chinese Credential files, and a complete 3 set series of 53 volumes of historical documents related to diplomatic relations between the United States and China (1842-1905).
Student admitted to each division within the Institute for Social Sciences with the highest score on the entrance exam will be awarded NT$50,000 (to be given annually for two years). Students who receive this scholarship are with no responsibility to work after graduation. All scholarship recipients are still eligible to apply for other graduate student subsidies.
Subsidies are generally given to first, second and third-year doctoral students and to first and second-year master students. The number of students and amount of subsidies per month will be determined by the Review Committee depending upon the total amount of funds available.
3.Other scholarships and subsidies
Scholarships and subsidies offered by the Ministry of Education, Mainland Affairs Council, National Science Council, other governmental institutes, local institutes, and special foundations may also available.

V. Curriculum

1.Master curriculum
    A. The term of study for a master's degree shall be 1-4
    B. 36 credits required for graduation (thesis not included)

          Required  Subjects                                                 
          Subjects                                                       Credit
          The Political Economy                                     3   
          Seminar in China Economic System               3   
          Seminar in China Political System                  3    
          Research Methods in Social Science               3    

2.Special Master Program for Part-time Students
A. The term of study for a master's degree shall be 1 to 4
    years in principle, which can be extended to a maximum
    of 2 years according to the regulations of the University.
B. 36 credits required for graduation (thesis not included)

       Required Subjects                                                   
       Subjects                                                       Credit
       The Political Economy                                     3    
       Seminar in China Economic System               3    
       Seminar in China Political System                  3    
       Research Methods in Social Science               3    

3.Doctoral Curriculum
A. The term of study for a doctor's degree shall be 2 to 7 years in principle,
     which can be extended to a maximum of 2 years according to the 
     regulations of the University.
B. 30 credits required for graduation (dissertation not included)

Required  Subject (18 credits each for Division A and B)                             
Subjects  (Division A)                                                                        Credit 
Credit Studies in China's Political and Legal System                              3     
Theories of International Relations                                                          3      
Studies in Political and Economic Foreign Relations of PRC                 3     
Studies in the PRC'S National Security                                                  3      
Comparative Study of Local Government Across Taiwan Straits          3      
Studies in China's Foreign Policy                                                           3       Subjects (Division B)                                                                        Credit     
Studies in Chinese Economic & Trade System                                      3       
Studies in the Micro-Mechanism of Chinaˇs Reform                          3      
Studies in Political and Economic Foreign Relations of PRC                 3      
Studies in the Macro-Administrative Mechanism of China's Reform    3      
Research in Chinaˇs Governments and Markets                                  3      
Studies in Cross-straits Economic and Trade Relations                          3      

4.Courses in English
In order to attract more international students to come to study in our program, the Institute offers four courses in English: (1) Studies in Chinese Economic and Trade System; (2) Studies in the micro-mechanism of Chinaˇs Reform; (3) Cross-Strait Relations and Asia-Pacific Security; and, (4) International Relations: Power and Institution.

VI. Placement and Fur ther Studies

VII. Extension Education
1.Graduates of this Institute can take qualification service exams for government
   employment, engage in economic and trade activities relating to Mainland
   China, or undertake positions in planning, consultation,  operation and
2.Students interested in China studies can engage in academic research for
   additional advanced degrees and make valuable contributions to industry,
   government and academia.
1.Enroll in credit courses in the master's
2.¨Studies on Politics and Economics
  of Mainland China〃 credit course for
  master's program.

VIII. Faculty

Teh-chang Lin
Ph.D. Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois
China's economic development, SOE reform, Cross-strait political-economic relations

Shih-hsiung Chow
Ph.D. in International Relations, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland
International Relations, Chinese Politics, China's Foreign
Wen-cheng Lin
Professor and Director
Ph.D. in Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts Univ.
International Security, Cross-strait Negotiation Strategy, China's Military and National Security
Shuai-liang Deng
Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Laws, Kobe University, Japan
China's Administrative Law, Cross-strait Labor Law
Jiin-ming Fahn
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Department of Economics, University of
Chinese economy, economic development, economic decision making theory
Hsien-chao Chang
Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Law, Univ. of Wisconsin
China's Economic Law, International Investment Law, International Law 

Chen-huei Yeh
Ph.D. in Law, Department of Political Science, Taiwan
Chinese Communism , Chinese Communist Party and
Its ideology

Jeng-rong Shyu
Ph.D. in Law Universite de Pantheon- Assas, Paris II,France,1996
Constitutional Theory, International Economic Law, European Union, the Constitution of the Fifth Republic of France.

Diana HweiAn Tsai
Ph.D. in Managerial Economics, Rensselar Polytechnic
Institute, 1991
Microeconomics, Industrial Organization
Productivity and Structural Changes

Tru-Gin Liu
Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Economics, Oxford University, 1993
Economic Development Microeconomics Theory of
Income Distribution

Yi-Ren Dzeng
Associate Professor
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1994
International Political Economy, Comparative Political Economy, The Political Economy of East Asian Development.