Relevants and Partnerships

International Partnerships

To promote global research in Modern Sinology, ICCS has jointly created an international academic network, and with the aim of serving as the network’s hub station, ICCS is actively developing joint international programs among major universities and research organizations around the world.


date of conclusion country / area University / institute
August 2003 China Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
October 2003 Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
November 2003 China (Hong Kong) Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong
April 2004 China Nankai University
April 2004 China Renmin University of China
May 2004 USA Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley
May 2004 USA Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
May 2004 USA Center for Chinese Studies, University of Hawaii
June 2004 UK London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
March 2005 China (Hong Kong) Research Center for Contemporary Chinese Culture, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
March 2005 China School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
October 2005 China Ningxia Academy of Social Sciences
March 2006 UK School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
June 2009 China Research Center for Chinese Ethnic Minority, Minzu University
September 2009 China National Innovative Research Base of Philosophy and Social Sciences on "Innovation Management and Sustainable Competitiveness", Zhejiang University
October 2009 China Social Sciences Office, Nanjing University
December 2010 China School of Political Science & Public Administration, China University of Political Science and Law
December 2010 China Center for Islamic Logic and Culture Studies, Shihezi University
April 2011 China Center for Traditional Chinese Cultural Studies, Wuhan University
April 2011 China China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
March 2012 China Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University
June 2015 China School of Economics, Peking University
June 2015 China School of Political Science and Public Administration,East China Univeresity of Political Science and Law

Baseabroad

Research Education in China (sub-centers)

Sub-centers have been established in Nankai University (Tianjin) and Renmin University of China (Beijing) as local research and education facilities.
The sub-centers utilize a video conferencing system to conduct international research meetings and international remote lectures for the Dual Degree Program.


Sub-center in Nankai University

Sub-center in Renmin University of China


Japan-China Cooperative Research Center for Western Development


The Japan-China Cooperative Research Center for Western Development was created together with the NingXia Academy of Social Sciences (Yinchuan-city, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region) and is located within the academy (established October 2005). The center put together a Japan-China collaborative research group to conduct comprehensive research, centering on field work, on China’s national strategy of “Western Development” as viewed from political, economic, cultural, social, and environmental standpoints. The center also develops diverse activities, such as Japan-China joint international symposiums and jointly held workshops.


Ningxia Academy of Social Sciences which affiliates the Japan-China West Center for Cooperative Research and Development

Collaborative Symposium (Aichi Univ., 2008)


Developing and Supporting Young Talent

A Program for Researchers

ICCS is implementing a program for researchers to further energize its research activities through the employment of outstanding young researchers (post-doctorate). Every year 2–3 researchers are hired. They work with the director and lead researchers of various research panels to conduct studies necessary to develop sub-centers, supervise RAs, and manage the activities of research groups.

A Research Assistant (RA) Program

An RA program has been put into practice to foster young researchers and to help implement trouble-free ICCS research activities. The program is open to young researchers in Aichi University and graduate students from other universities. The RAs are assigned to ICCS research panels and help conduct research or provide administrative support under the direction of lead researchers.

A Research Grant for Young Researchers

A grant for young researchers is offered to encourage graduate students to conduct independent research. This grant is available to doctoral students in their final phase of studying contemporary Chinese studies, those who have completed their degrees, and those who have finished all of the credits of a doctoral program after the term has finished.


History of ICCS at Aichi University

October 2002 Adopted "International Center for Chinese Studies" as "21st COE Program" by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology KAGAMI Mitsuyuki, Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, took post as Director
May 2003 Held the Opening Lecture "Prospect of Japan-China Relations in 21st Century" in Nagoya
October 2003 Held the international symposium "Turbulent World and China: Towards a Creation of Modern Sinology" in Nagoya
April 2004 Established the Sub-center for research and education in Nankai University and Renmin University of China
April 2004 Set up the doctorate "Dual Degree Program" as a part of ICCS support for young talents between Aichi University and Nankai University, or Renmin University of China
September 2004 Accepted the first students of "Dual Degree Program" from Chinese Universities (continuing)
October 2004 Held the International Symposium "Turbulent World and China: Towards a Creation of Modern Sinology" (The first section: Politics and Culture) in Aichi University
November 2004 Held the International Symposium "Turbulent World and China: Towards a Creation of Modern Sinology" (The second section: Economics and Environment) in Aichi University
February 2005 Dispatched the first students of "Dual Degree Program" to Chinese University (continuing)
October 2005 Established the Japan-China West Center for Cooperative Research and Development in Ningxia Academy of Social Sciences
December 2005 Held the International Symposium "Modern Sinology and the Cultural Viewpoint" in Nankai, China (Joint Sponsored with School of History in Nankai University)
December 2005 Held the International Symposium "Creation of Methodology of International Sinology" in Beijing, China (Joint Sponsored with School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China and the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
September 2006 Held the International Symposium "Foreign Investment by Chinese Enterprises" in Tianjin, China (Joint Sponsored with School of Economics and Research Center for Politics and Economics, Nankai University)
November 2006 Held the International Symposium "Challenges and Prospects of the Modern Sinology" in Aichi University
December 2006 Held the International Symposium "Towards building an Environment-Harmonized Society" in Beijing, China (Joint Sponsored with the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
April 2007 Expanded "Dual Degree Program" as a part of ICCS support for young talents into the Master course (Nankai University/Renmin University of China)
May 2007 Held the International Symposium the 1st session "Chinese Society and Sinology" in Nanjing, China ((Joint Sponsored with Faculty of Sociology, Nanjing University)
December 2007 Held the International Symposium "As for the New Paradigm of Modern Sinology" in Aichi University
March 2008 Published "Towards a Creation of Modern Chinese Studies" (5 volume set) by Nihonhyoronsha
March 2008 Published an English Book "New Challenges and Perspectives of Modern Chinese Studies" (5 volume set) by Universal Academy Press
May 2008 TAKAHASHI Goro, Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, took post as Director
October 2008 Held the International Symposium the 2nd session "Chinese Society and Sinology" in Nanjing, China (Joint Sponsored with Faculty of Sociology, Nanjing University)
November 2008 Held the International Symposium "From Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China to East Asian Community" in Aichi University (Joint Sponsored with International Academic Society for Asian Community)
December 2008 Held the International Symposium "Development and Harmonious Society in China" in Aichi University
June 2009 Concluded an agreement for academic and education exchange with Minority Research Center, Minzu University of China
September 2009 Concluded an agreement for academic and education exchange with National Institute for Innovation Management, Zhejiang University
December 2009 Held the International Symposium "Comprehensive Study on Modern China's Growing Global Impacts" in Aichi University (Joint Sponsored with Center for East Asian Media Studies, Hokkaido University)
May 2010 Started to cooperate in research with DENSO Corporation
June 2010 ICCS selected for the 2010 Support program for Japan-China academic exchange by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (up to February 2011)
April 2011 Concluded an agreement for academic and ecudation exhange with Center for Traditional Chinese Cultural Studies, Wuhan University
April 2011 Concluded an agreement for academic and education exchange with China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
November 2011 Has participated "Contemporary Chinese Area Studies " program administrated by National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) as a partner center
March 2012 Concluded an agreement for academic and ecudation exhange with Department of Automotive Engineering , Tsinghua University
December 2012 Held the workshop "Crisis situation between Japan and China: How to bridge for the future? "as a colloquium of "Contemporary Chinese Area Studies Program" administrated by NIHU in Aichi University
March 2013 Issued the journal for ’ International Center for Chinese Studies (ICCS)’ in Aichi University to momery 10 anniversary
November 2013 "Transformation in quality between Japan-China relations-Disscused from the other areas" organized by Japan Consortium for Area Studies (JCAS)
March 2014 Finished the corporative research with JST and CRCC about "Research and coporation between Japan and China in science and technology for 40 anniversaries"
June 2014 Held the symposium of dual degree program in Renmin University of China for 10 anniversary memory
July 2014 Published a book "The Foundamental Change of Chinese Society and the Transformation of Japan-China Relatship " by Nippon Hyoron Sha Co., Ltd.
February 2015 Held the international symposium " the politics about the 4th Plenary Session of China and diverse aspects over the Japan-China relations"
March 2015 Finished the JST's projects - "research about questions of Chinese food"" research about the agricultural revolution in China" with CRCC
February 2016 Held the international symposium "Contemporary Chinese Area Studies" program on the Nagoya campus of Aichi University