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Huaqiao University (HQU) was established by the Chinese central government in 1960. By adhering to the philosophy of “integrating Chinese wisdom and foreign expertise, unifying moral character and professional excellence”, and with strong commitment to serving foreign affairs and overseas Chinese affairs of China, theCollege of International Relationswas founded in April 2015. The honorarydeanof College of International Relations is Li Zhaoxing, the former Foreign Minister of China. The currentdean, Prof. Lin Hongyu, is famous scholar in International Relations.

With the management philosophy of serving overseas Chinese and disseminating Chinese culture, College of International Relations has already become a comprehensive academic research institution and an important think tank of Chinese government. By giving our students global exposure and brought the studies of diplomacy, overseas Chinese affairs andinternational economic practice together, our college aims at develop qualified personnel with compound abilities in international affairs.

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The college currently consists of research and teaching organizations as DepartmentofInternational Politics, DepartmentofDiplomacy (preparatory),Institute of Public Diplomacy in Overseas Chinese Affairs, Center of International SecurityStudies,Sirindhorn Center for China-Thai Relations, Institute of Thailand, Center of Indonesia Studies, Center of Philippine Studies, Center of Vietnam Studies, Center of Malaysia Studies, Center of International Migration Studies, Center of Overseas Chinese Resources, Si-duan Museum and Model United Nations Laboratory etc.The College has three directionsof discipline:

1. Maritime Silk Road and International Security Studies

2. Overseas Chinese and Public Diplomacy

3. China’s Peaceful Developing in the view of Chinese Civilization

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The college currently offers 2 doctoral programs: International Relations Theory and Practice and Overseas Chinese Culture; and 3 master programs: World History, International Relations andPolicy and Theory on Overseas Chinese Affairs; and 2 undergraduate program: International Affairs and International Relations, and Public Diplomacy and Overseas Chinese Affairs (preparatory).

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In recent years, our college promotes domestic and international academic exchange and cooperation. The college held large international academic seminar like Chinese-Thai Strategic ResearchSeminar, advanced conference like Overseas Chinese and China’s Public Diplomacy to Neighboring Countries Seminar, the 14th Annual Conference onDisciplineConstruction of Diplomacy. We also held HQU famous scholar’s symposia and Think Tank Salon on Maritime Silk Road regularly.

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From 2011, the publication ofOverseas Chinese Blue Book: Overseas Chinese Research Reportgot broad attention and was selected in CASS “Innovation Engineering Academic Publishing Project” and was awarded the Outstanding Book Award since 2014 every year. Also, the college published several books as:Thailand Blue Book, Introduction of BRICS andseries of books on Overseas Chinese in International Relations etc.

The Journal of WCIKCOS (Journal of World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies) is jointly published by our college and the Dr. You-Bao Shao Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research Center at Ohio University Library.

Contact

Add: No.668 Jimei Ave. Jimei District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P. R. China Postcode: 361021

Tel:0592-6162101 Fax:0592-6162107

College E-mail:cir@hqu.edu.cnDean E-mail:linhy@hqu.edu.cn

Address: No. 668, Jimei Avenue, Xiamen, Fujian, China 361021