The HopkinsNanjing Center STUDY WITH PURPOSE
ENGAGING THE WORLD
â€œJohnsHopkinsSAIShashadaninternationalcampusinNanjingfor nearly30yearsand,asaresult,itsstudentsarebetterpreparedthan mostfortheglobalizedworldthatwelivein.â€? JOHN KERRY United States Secretary of State
Welcome Three decades ago, leaders from the Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University established the first Sino-American academic partnership in modern China — the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) for Chinese and American Studies. When Washington and Beijing established formal diplomatic ties in 1979, both nations needed to train leaders to manage the burgeoning relationship — this was the core mission of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Starting with just 60 students in 1986, the HNC now boasts an alumni community of more than 2,600 graduates, occupying positions of responsibility throughout both societies and the broader international community. The HNC’s unique graduate programs, not duplicated elsewhere in China or the United States, provide a transformational educational experience by allowing students to study international relations and policy-oriented issues in China and in Chinese, alongside their Chinese peers as well as top Chinese and Western faculty. The success of the HNC is a result of the rich bicultural and bilingual learning environment, developed under the leadership of Chinese Co-Director He Chengzhou and American Co-Director Cornelius Kubler, both distinguished scholars themselves. The co-directors oversee a talented staff of academic, career, and student affairs professionals dedicated to your success. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is a cornerstone of the China Studies program at Johns Hopkins SAIS and of our presence on three continents. I encourage you to learn how you can advance your education through the HNC’s graduate programs and become part of an accomplished network of individuals transforming the world.
DAVID M. LAMPTON, PhD Director, SAIS China George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies Director of the China Studies Program
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center The Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) was founded in 1986 as a bicultural, bilingual educational collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. Today, the HNC is a part of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a premier graduate school for the study of international relations.
“TheHopkins-NanjingCenterwas notonlyagreatinstitutionfor learning,butbeforegraduating fromtheHNCIwascontacted byanemployerinBeijingwho hadreceivedmyresumefromthe careercenter.TheHNChadnot onlypreparedmeforthefuture, buthadgivenmegreatervisibility inthejobmarket.” RINA MAKENA MWITI HNC CERTIFICATE ’14 PURSUING LAW DEGREE
The HNC’s unique target language curriculum gives graduates a competitive edge in the dynamic world of Sino-global relations. International students take courses in Chinese taught by Chinese faculty, while Chinese students are taught primarily in English. Joint academic and social activities, and the pairing of international and Chinese students as roommates, creates students who are both bilingual and at home in two cultures. The HNC is dedicated to free and open academic exploration, and houses an uncensored research library considered one of China’s top collections on international affairs.
NANJING, CHINA The city of Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province, former capital of multiple Chinese dynasties, and just over one hour from Shanghai by train.
Purpose Johns Hopkins SAIS graduates are known for being innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the expertise to confront complex global challenges. The certificate and degree programs at the HNC feature relevant and timely courses and the flexibility to tailor a program of study to a broad range of interests. Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Mandarin is required prior to beginning study.
“ThroughmystudiesinNanjingand Washington,DC,Ihavegaineda foundationandnetworktosupporta careerintheenergysectorduringa timeofunprecedentedchallenges.” MALLORY LEE WONG HNC CERTIFICATE/SAIS MA ’15 ENERGY, RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) This two-year program is the only master’s degree fully accredited in both China and the United States. Non-Chinese students write and defend a thesis in Mandarin, culminating in a degree jointly awarded by Johns Hopkins SAIS and Nanjing University. Students choose one of the following concentrations: Chinese Studies; Comparative and International Law; Energy, Resources and Environment; International Economics; and International Politics. MAIS students can apply for funding to support thesis research and professional internship opportunities.
SAMPLE COURSE OFFERINGS
Chinese Studies » Ethnic Minorities in Chinese Society
少数民族与中国社会 » Social Issues of China’s Modernization
中国现代化中的社会 Comparative and International Law » Chinese Criminal Law
中国刑法 » International Humanitarian Law 国际人道主义法 Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) » China’s Development and Environment
International Economics » Econometrics
计量经济学 » Comparative Economies: U.S. and China
比较中美经济 International Politics » Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy
当代中国对外政策 » Politics of Rural Development
中国发展与环境 » Air Pollution and Its Control
RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY HOPKINS-NANJING CENTER FACULTY
China’s Changing Legal System (Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 2015) was jointly authored by HNC Professors Chuan Feng and Thomas Simon, together with Leyton Nelson HNC Certificate/MA ’16. It provides a comprehensive introduction to China’s legal system, covering both civil and criminal law. 6
» Modernizing US Defense Cooperation in East Asia to Peacefully Manage Strategic Competition David Arase » Globalization and the Environment of China Maoliang Bu » Assessing a Key Facet of the Rule of Law in Post-1997 Hong Kong Roda Mushkat » Emissions Trading, in Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Roger Raufer » History of International Relations and Ideological Influences (Chinese Edition) Bin Shi » Deep Cosmopolis: Rethinking World Politics and Globalization Adam Webb
The HNC Certificate in Chinese and American Studies
HNC Certificate/ SAIS Master of Arts (MA)
The one-year HNC Certificate gives students flexibility in course selection while deepening their knowledge of Sino-global relations. Students take a minimum of six graduate-level courses offered in Chinese on topics such as energy, law, and politics. They may also take courses offered in English. The HNC Certificate is jointly awarded by Johns Hopkins SAIS and Nanjing University.
After completing their first year of study in Nanjing, students in the HNC Certificate/ SAIS MA program continue their studies in Washington, DC to complete the MA program requirements. Eligible participants must meet the MA admissions requirements, including a background in the fundamentals of economics. Students in this program receive a jointly awarded graduate certificate in Chinese and American Studies and master of arts degree from Johns Hopkins SAIS at the completion of the program.
“AsajournalistforForeignPolicymagazine,myexpertiseonChina hasenabledmetowritemajorfeaturesforourpublicationandappear onCNNInternational,AlJazeeraAmerica,andothernationalmedia outlets.Ihaveevengivenalive,one-hourtelevisioninterviewin Chineseandansweredcall-inquestionsfromviewersacrossChina. ThatwouldhavebeenimpossiblewithoutmyeducationattheHopkinsNanjingCenter.” BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN HNC CERTIFICATE ’12 Tea Leaf Nation Fellow at Foreign Policy Magazine
The HNC provides a variety of career development resources to help students market their unique skills to employers around the world. Private sector employers regularly send representatives to recruit at the HNC. In addition to an on-site career counselor, students have access to the full range of SAIS’s online career resources. Students are encouraged to engage with the Johns Hopkins SAIS global alumni network totaling more than 18,000 accomplished professionals, including more than 2,600 HNC alumni working in dynamic roles around the world.
Career Planning The HNC hosts a series of events to ensure graduates have a solid foundation in each stage of career planning. Through regular presentations from HNC staff and industry specialists, students learn how to hone the skills necessary to enter their career of choice.
Career Treks HNC students have the opportunity to participate in career trips or “treks” to cities including Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Beijing. During these treks, students are brought into the boardroom of various organizations to hear from practitioners of different industries. Recent treks have included visits to Deloitte,
the UNDP, the US Embassy, Converse, Goldman Sachs, SOHO, Greenpeace, the US-China Business Council, APCO, and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Internships and Professional Development Students who want to pursue internships may work with the HNC career counselor to identify appropriate opportunities in both the public and private sector. All students also have the chance to take part in occasional weekend courses led by guest experts on topics such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Cross-Cultural Banking, and Doing Business in China.
In recent years, HNC students have interned at » American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai » Apple » Control Risks » Emerging Strategies » KPMG » Paulson Institute » United States Department of State » US-China Business Council
EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY
Communications, Marketing, and PR
Thisdatareflectstheemploymentoutcomesofinternationalgraduatesfromtheclassesof2012–2014. *IncludesManagement,PoliticalRisk,Strategic,andEducationConsulting **IncludesTeachingandEducationAdministration
RECENT HNC EMPLOYERS AM CHAM SHANGHAI APERIAN GLOBAL APCO APPLE AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (BEIJING) BANK OF AMERICA CBI CONSULTING DELOITTE THE EURASIA GROUP FTI CONSULTING KPMG NICOBAR GROUP ROYAL BANK OF CANADA TESLA U.S.-CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL U.S. CONGRESSIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON CHINA U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE CHINA MARITIME STUDIES INSTITUTE WEBER SHANDWICK
Student Life Location
The HNC is located at the heart of Nanjing University’s campus in the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province and home to 8 million people. The former capital of multiple Chinese dynasties, it is one of China’s greenest urban centers. Students can easily travel to Shanghai via high-speed train in just over one hour.
The small-scale collegial atmosphere at the HNC produces a close community of students, faculty, and staff. When not in class or studying, students can be found playing basketball with classmates, practicing tai chi, or gearing up for a dragon boat race. Students may also choose to participate in activities such as the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the Student Business Exchange, or the student committee.
The integration of academic and residential environments offers students and faculty many chances to interact outside the classroom and to discuss the critical issues facing China and the world today.
“Mygoalasamemberofthestudentcommittee wassimplyanextensionofthegreatermission oftheHopkins-NanjingCenter,tobringpeople oftwoverydifferentculturesandlanguages togethertolearnandworktogether.Iam gratefultotheHNCforgivingmeachance toworktowardthatpurpose.” LINCOLN LIN MAIS ’16 CHINESE STUDIES AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
VOLUNTEER WITH PURPOSE
LIVING IN NANJING Top 10 Things to Do in Nanjing » Nanjing City Wall Walk » Dragon Boats on Mochou Lake » Ming Tombs » Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen » Xuanwu Lake Park » Confucius Temple » Volunteer with the Migrant School Learning Initiative » Nanjing Massacre Memorial » Shizi Qiao Street » Presidential Palace HNC Facilities » Open stacks library » Student lounge and recreation rooms » Western-style student dorms and faculty apartments » Cafeteria » Wireless Internet access » Fitness facilities » Rooftop terrace » Laundry facilities » Air-conditioning and heating
The Migrant Student Learning Initiative was founded by Professor Paul ArmstrongTaylor and alumna Angela Chang MAIS ’12 to create a volunteer opportunity for HNC students with both an immediate and long-term impact on the community. Each year, pairs of Chinese and international student teachers work with youth from rural backgrounds to strengthen their English skills and comprehension of Western culture, and improve their employment opportunities.
How to Apply Candidates with an intermediate to advanced level of Chinese language proficiency and an interest in furthering their studies in the field of international relations are encouraged to apply.
A complete application includes: » Online application » Letters of recommendation » Official transcript(s) » Application fee » GRE or GMAT (MA or MAIS candidates only) » Chinese language proficiency exam (STAMP) » TOEFL or IELTS (non-native English speakers only) Financial Aid The Hopkins-Nanjing Center offers substantial financial aid including grants based on a combination of merit and need. The HNC has historically awarded financial aid to 100 percent of admitted students who apply for financial aid before the deadline.
Admissions Deadline Application deadline for all the HNC programs is February 1.
Citizens of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao who wish to study in English should apply through Nanjing University. For eligibility requirements visit hnc.nju.edu.cn.
CONNECT WITH US
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center Blog For more information about student life at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, please visit saisnanjing.blogspot.com Campus Tours and Fall Open House The Hopkins-Nanjing Center encourages prospective students to visit throughout the academic year when classes are in session. There will also be special information sessions and events during the annual Fall Open House, held in November. Information Sessions Join us in person or online to learn more about our programs and to receive insider tips on the application process. Visit nanjing.jhu.edu and view our recruiting calendar to find out more. Visit sais-jhu.edu/meet-us The Hopkins-Nanjing Center Office of Admissions 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 +1.202.663.5800 firstname.lastname@example.org
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