Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS)

University of Michigan


The mission of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies is to promote broader and deeper understanding of the peoples and cultures of China, both past and present, through research, teaching, and the full range of public information venues available both within the University community and beyond.  The intellectual content and character of the Center's programs are shaped by Center Faculty and, where appropriate, graduate students and Center Associates.  Its programs serve the general public, the scholarly community, University of Michigan faculty and students, Michigan teachers, and interested organizations.

History of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

Chinese studies at the University of Michigan formally began in 1930 with the establishment of an Oriental Civilizations Program. In 1961, the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) was established. It has become one of the nation's most prominent centers devoted to a deeper understanding of China, past and present.

Now the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS), we are the premier place on the University of Michigan campus to gain access to resources on China, including leading scholars, ongoing projects, and funding for faculty and student research. It houses experts in nearly every major facet of Chinese studies ranging from literature and history to law and public health.

LRCCS, in conjunction with the Center for Japanese Studies and Nam Center for Korean Studies, form U-M's East Asia National Resource Center, a prestigious designation awarded by the US Department of Education.This wide disciplinary range enables the center to offer a unique interdisciplinary master's degree, which provides specialist training in Chinese studies.

The University of Michigan has a long historical relationship with China, that we can trace back to 1845. To read about the many important and historic connections between U-M and China, see the University of Michigan and China, 1845 - Today, written by LRCCS staff.

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