°°°°The Center for American Studies (CAS), established in 1985,
is one of the major research institutions for American studies in
China. Prof. Xie Xide, the late President of Fudan University and
founding director of the CAS, made unusual contributions to the
establishment and development of the Center.
°°°°In December 2000, the CAS was designated by the Chinese Ministry
of Education as one of the key research institutes of the Humanities
and Social Sciences in China, focusing on American studies. The
Ministry of Education and Fudan University have provided financial
support to the CAS ever since.
°°°°The CAS has been greatly facilitated by support from the American
Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program under the U.S. Agency
for International Development (AID). This support has been applied
through the Fudan Foundation in Washington, D.C., which has also
established a "Xie Xide Scholarship", in memory of her
tremendous efforts for friendship between China and the United States.