Introduction to the Department of World Economics and Politics
The Department of World Economics and Politics is part of the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and affiliated to the Institute of World Economics and Politics at CASS. The department boasts a number of renowned scholars and experts as its Ph.D. and master’s supervisors.
The target of the department is to train high-caliber specialized personnel that grasp the basic theories and methodologies of Marxism and undergo the systematic training of modern economics and international politics, equip themselves with comprehensive special knowledge, and develop their foreign language reading and translation abilities so that they can independently conduct theoretical research in the field of world economics and international politics.
Since its establishment in 1978, the department has, by July, 2012, trained 171 graduates with doctorate degree and 230 graduates with master’s degree. Now it has 38 doctorate students and 25 students pursuing master’s degree.
The department is eligible for recruiting and training doctorate students in the two majors of international economics and international relations. The areas of the study of international economics includes international finance, international trade and investment, macroeconomic analysis, corporate governance and development economics, while the areas of the study of international relations includes international relations theory and contemporary global issues.
The department provides master’s courses including world economy, finance and international relations. The direction of the world economy major includes cross-border gas investment, international trade and investment, statistics and econometrics, international investment and international industrial policy. The direction of international relations includes international security, international political economy, foreign policy analysis, international strategy, Asian regionalism and energy politics.
The entrance examinations for doctorate students in the international economics major include foreign language, principles of economics, world economy, and those who target at interdisciplinary studies should take an extra comprehensive test. Students that do not attend regular courses but pursue equivalent degrees should also take extra tests, including political theory test and major course tests that are in line with their study direction. Doctoral students in the international relations majors should take entrance examinations include foreign language, China’s diplomacy and international strategy and international relations theory.
Entrance examinations for master’s students in the world economy and finance majors include politics, foreign language, mathematics (III), and principles of economics. Those for master’s students in the international relations majors include politics, foreign language, international politics theory and history of post-war international relations.
Now the department has 13 Ph.D supervisors: Zhang Yuyan, He Fan, Sun Jie, Gao Haihong, Lu Tong, Song Hong, He Xinhua, Yao Zhongzhi, Zhang Bin, Li Shaojun, Li Dongyan, Yuan Zhengqing, and Tu Qin.
It has 16 master’s supervisors: Tian Feng, Dong Yan, Zhang Ming, Huang Wei, Xu Qiyuan, Xu Xiaojie, Wei Wei, Wan Jun, Liu Shiguo, Wang Yongzhong, Li Zhongmin, Xu Jin, Lang Ping, Wang Mingming, Shao Feng and Xue Li.
Department director: Zhang Yuyan
Department secretary: Li Chunji
Address: R1549, No. 5, Jianguomennei Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100732
Contact: Li Chunji