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Fudan University
Shanghai, China

Initially known as “Fudan Public School”, Fudan University was founded in the year 1905. The word ‘Fudan’, means ‘heavenly light shines day after day’, and indicates inexhaustible self-reliance and industriousness.

Fudan University consists of 32 schools and departments, with 74 bachelor degree programs, 224 master degree programs, 35 doctoral degree programs of Level I academic disciplines, 154 doctoral degree programs, and 29 post-doctoral programs. Fudan also hosts 16 sixteen hospitals and over 300 research institutes.

Currently, Fudan is home to over 2800 faculty and proud to host 46 academicians of Chinese Academy of Science and Engineering, 99 Chair Professors of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, and 30 National Key Basic Research Program of China (also named “973 Program”). Fudan has an enrollment of 14,100 undergraduates and 14,800 graduates, including over 3,000 international degree students from 120 countries and regions.

Fudan was ranked 40th in 2018 in the QS World University Rankings and selected as one of the Double First-Class universities in China.

Website: http://www.fudan.edu.cn/

VSE Season 3, 2021-22: Courses offered by Fudan University (Fudan International Summer Session 2022)


Application Deadline

Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
May 30, 2022 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)




Academic Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's academic requirements listed below:

College students above 18 years of age.

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at Fudan University.




English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

One copy of TOEFL iBT (a score of 85 or above)/IELTS (a score of 6.5 or above), or other materials proving a corresponding level of English.

Native English-speakers or college students taking an English-taught program are exempted from this requirement.

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at Fudan University.



Course Information

Course information posted on this page are provided by the course offering university and may be changed or updated anytime without prior notice.

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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Economics
Course TeacherProf. ZUO Xuejing
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 4, 2022
Last Day of ClassJul 28, 2022
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Thu 1900-2135TBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionBeginning in 1978, economic reforms guiding China from a planned economy toward a market-oriented one have promoted the GDP to grow at an over 8% annually. Today, China has become the 2nd largest economy in the world. We will start with the historical background of this transition process and then will cover selected post-reform topics, such as one child policy, hukou system, environmental challenges.

We will first focus on the economic behavior and economic lives of Chinese households, then move to firm’s behaviors. Lastly, we will discuss macroeconomic policies and the financial markets.
Course OutlineECON170005
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsPrerequisites:
1. Introductory micro- and macro- economics;
2. Basic statistics and econometrics
Points to Note for StudentsAll classes will be delivered online via Zoom synchronously, and no recorded videos will be provided after class.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentDepartment of History
Course TeacherProf. SUN Yuzhou
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 4, 2022
Last Day of ClassJul 29, 2022
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1550-1820; Tue, Fri 1900-2135TBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis course will examine the foreign relations between the People’s Republic of China’s and the Third World during the Cold War. Asia, Africa and Latin America were pivotal in the global struggle for influence between the United States, the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China. Moreover, the competition between capitalism and communism in the Third World contributed to the evolution of many of the states, ideologies and movements that shape international politics today. The course will place a particular emphasis on the following topics: China’s position in the Cold War, the role of ideology, decolonization and the response of the Cold War powers, and the political economy of the Third World during the Cold War. We will look at several of the most prominent examples of each of these phenomena. Although this course is global in its scope, it of course cannot cover all aspects of the topic. The particular emphasis will be placed on Sino-African relations and less so on Latin America.

The format of the course is, for the most part, a discussion-based seminar. It will introduce students to historical research and writing methods as they produce an original research paper based on primary sources. It will also give them the opportunity to think creatively through writing their own policy memoranda. Students should come away from this course with a greater understanding of a region of the world that will become increasingly important over the course of the twenty-first century.
Course OutlineHIST170007
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsThere is no requirement for pre-requisite courses, but students are expected to familiarise themselves with the essential reading materials listed in the course syllabus.
Points to Note for StudentsAll classes will be delivered online via Zoom synchronously, and no recorded videos will be provided after class.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Journalism
Course TeacherProf. SHEN Guolin
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 4, 2022
Last Day of ClassJul 29, 2022
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1550-1820; Tue, Fri 1900-2135TBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis course introduces students to the background of China’s political communication and provides overview of China’s international communication in a global context.

The students are required to participate in group presentations on specific topic on seminars and are encouraged to give his or her ideas and comments on each topic, so that the course will explore issues more deeply. The final examination is open-book. The students are required to answer several groups of questions which are based upon the content of the course.
Course OutlineJOUR170001
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsBy the end of the course, the students will have acquired a broad perspective of China’s international communication and gain familiarity with its political consequences in globalization. Four general topics will be explored: understanding China’s media system; China’s international communication system; Chinese nationalism in international conflicts; China’s public diplomacy and international relations. For each topic, the course will be conducted with several lectures and seminars. The students are required to participate in group presentations on specific topic on seminars and are encouraged to give his or her ideas and comments on each topic, so that the course will explore issues more deeply.
Points to Note for StudentsAll classes will be delivered online via Zoom synchronously, and no recorded videos will be provided after class.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentLaw School
Course TeacherProf. SHI Daxiao
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassJul 28, 2022
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue, Wed, Thu 1550-1820TBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis course will examine the spirit of Chinese law from a historical perspective, with a particular emphasis on its political context. We will explore the early transition of Chinese politics and law by the 2rd century B.C.E. (including doctrines of Confucian and legalist schools), development and spirits of imperial codes, mechanism of judicial administration in criminal and civil justice, local mediation, and family law.
Course OutlineLAWS170005
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsThis course requires the students’ attendance at classes and participation in class discussion.
Points to Note for StudentsAll classes will be delivered online via Zoom synchronously, and no recorded videos will be provided after class.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentLaw School
Course TeacherProf. WANG Jun
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassJul 28, 2022
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 0855-1135; Wed, Thu 1900-2135TBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis course provides an introduction to China’s Intellectual Property Law, and in-depth survey of Chinese Legal Tradition & Legal Philosophy on a historic-cultural analysis basis. The students will also learn the unspoken rules of cultural-genetic application of laws and regulations in China, helping international students a better understanding of Chinese legal culture as a part of business environment.

With the focus on Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trade Mark Law and Legal Protection of Trade Secret, doctrine-hermeneutics and case-analysis will be applied in each part of the course. SME’s IP strategy, the enforcement of IPR and Dispute settlement will be discussed in the class.

Students shall get their scores based upon the performance of class and assignments, presentation(s), and the performance of final examination. The percentage of A scores (including A-) shall not exceed to 30% of total participants of the class.
Course OutlineLAWS170006

The teaching mode of this course is online. Teaching and all assessments, including the final exam, will be conducted through online learning platforms.
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsThe study of this course involves attending lectures, discussing key concepts and its real-life applications. Homework assignments are encouraged to be discussed in group(s) but completed independently. Students are also encouraged to read popular on-line/off-line press widely and observe related phenomena in real life and use what they have learnt in class to analyze them. Thus, students are all required to join a We-chat group for the updating reading materials and/or follow-up discussion(s).
Points to Note for StudentsAll classes will be delivered online via Zoom synchronously, and no recorded videos will be provided after class.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentCenter for American Studies
Course TeacherProf. ZHAO Minghao
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassJul 28, 2022
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue, Wed, Thu 1500-1820TBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThe course would introduce major motives of the BRI and its key components, and identify distinctive features regarding China’s economic, political and cultural engagement in the developing countries. The BRI aims to promote connectivity in the fields of trade, infrastructure, currency through multi-layered collaboration among relevant countries and international organizations. The projects under the BRI are expected to connect the vibrant East Asia economic circle and other economic circles in the world. The BRI may help in consolidating China’s status as the largest developing country and promoting South-South cooperation. The course would explain how the BRI is consequential in terms of affecting the development and regional cooperation models in Central Asia, the Middle East, South Asia and other related areas. In addition, students will be asked to make their own inquiries into examples and cases of China’s enlarging footprints in the developing countries. Through the combination of lectures, readings, and case studies, the course may assist students to obtain a more informed and balanced understanding of China’s changing role on the world stage and its significant impact to other countries in the 21st century. More importantly, the course would encourage students to critically think about the strengths and predicaments of an ascending China.
Course OutlineSOCI170008
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsStudents are required to keep up the readings and engage in active class discussions. Students who can read Chinese will have access to additional reading materials published in Chinese. Attendance is mandatory. Assignments include in-class discussion and presentation as well as a final open-book examination. Students are expected to make good use of academic research, and multi-media platforms.
Points to Note for StudentsAll classes will be delivered online via Zoom synchronously, and no recorded videos will be provided after class.


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