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南开大学美国史研究室建立于1964年,创办者为著名历史学家杨生茂教授。最初隶属南开大学历史系,1979年起成为历史研究所下属4个研究室之一,2000年成为历史学院下属系级学术单位,并更名为美国历史与文化研究中心。美国史研究室1978年首批获得硕士授予权,1984年成为第二批博士点;1979年参与发起成立中国美国史研究会,19902002年为该研究会秘书处所在地。杨生茂教授曾任该研究会副理事长;张友伦教授在19861996年担任理事长,现任顾问;李剑鸣教授在2001-2008年担任理事长,现任顾问。美国史是1988年批准的国家重点学科“世界地区史、国别史”的主要组成部分,是2002年批准的国家重点学科“世界史”的主要研究方向,还是国家“211工程”第一、二期的重点资助对象,张友伦教授、陆镜生教授和李剑鸣教授先后担任“211工程”重点建设项目“亚太地区史”、“亚太地区历史与国际关系”负责人。

曾经在该机构工作的人员有:杨生茂教授(第一任研究室室主任)(已故)、张友伦教授(研究室主任)、辜燮高教授(南开大学历史系)、冯承柏教授(南开大学历史系)(已故)、李元良先生(已故)、陈文林先生(已故)、周基堃教授(已故)、易廷镇教授、陆镜生教授、林静芬副教授、赵福星馆员、王心扬博士(香港科技大学)、李青教授(杭州师范大学历史系)、倪亭博士(美国圣玛丽大学)、徐国琦博士(香港大学)、原祖杰博士(四川大学)、杜耀光先生(美国)、张聪博士(美国弗吉尼亚大学)、李剑鸣博士(复旦大学)、韩铁博士(加拿大)等。

美国历史与文化中心现有研究人员8名,其中教授3名(均为博士生指导教师),副教授4名,讲师1名,拥有博士学位者7人。他们是:赵学功教授(研究中心主任、历史学博士)、杨令侠教授(历史学博士)、付成双教授(研究中心副主任、历史学博士)、肖军副教授(历史学博士)、张聚国副教授(历史学博士)、罗宣副教授(历史学博士)、丁见民副教授(历史学博士)、董瑜讲师(历史学博士)。研究中心聘请美国历史学家埃里克·方纳先生(哥伦比亚大学教授)为客座教授,聘请王希先生(美国宾夕法尼亚州印第安纳大学教授)为兼职教授。

该机构的研究重点为美国外交史、史学史、社会运动史、政治史、思想史、经济史、种族关系史和美加关系史。出版学术著作多种,主要有《美国史新编》(杨生茂、陆镜生)、《美国外交政策史》(杨生茂主编)、《美国社会变革与美国工人运动》(张友伦)、《美国人权政治》(陆镜生)、《美国工人运动史》(张友伦、陆镜生)、《文化的边疆》(李剑鸣)、《美国的奠基时代(1585-1775)》(李剑鸣)、《福特基金会与美国的中国学(1950-1979年)》(韩铁)、《美国宪政民主下的司法与资本主义经济发展》(韩铁)、《战后加拿大与美国关系研究》(杨令侠)、《战后美国对东亚的政策》(赵学功)、《十月风云:古巴导弹危机研究》(赵学功)、《加拿大通史简编》(张友伦、原祖杰等)、《杜波依斯与美国黑人问题》(张聚国)、《自然的边疆:北美西部开发中人与环境关系的变迁》(付成双)、《在梦想与现实之间:亨利·鲁斯与中国》(罗宣)等。

该机构自1978年开始招收硕士研究生,1984年开始招收博士研究生,截止于2014年已培养硕士生172名,博士生65名。为研究生开设的主干课程包括“美国通史”、“美国史学史”、“美国史学研究方法”、“美国史学名著选读”、“美国早期史”、“19世纪美国史”、“20世纪美国史”、“美国宪政史”、“美国思想史”、“美国种族关系史”、“美国环境史”、“美国外交史”、“美国经济史”、“北美史”、“加拿大史”、“电子资源与美国史研究”等。

该机构自1980年以来一直开展活跃的国内外学术交流活动。每年邀请美国学者来校进行短期教学或长期授课;多名成员多次赴美国从事研究、讲学或参加国际学术会议,并派出多人赴美攻读博士学位;面向国内高校招收访问学者;邀请国内知名学者前来讲学,并于2004年正式设立“美国历史与文化论坛”;2003年举办“面向21世纪的美国和中国”国际学术研讨会;2006年举办“从国际视野重新审视美国历史”国际学术研讨会;2007年举办全球视野下的美国早期史研究”国际学术研讨会;2011年举办“美国族裔与社会文化”国际学术研讨会。

该机构拥有良好的研究与教学设施,收藏较多的美国史外文图书、缩微文献和外文期刊,开通了利用电子资源的渠道,拥有多个专门的研究室和专用教室。


 

Institute of American History and Culture, Nankai University

The Institute of American History and Culture of Nankai University, the alma mater of the late premier Zhou En-lai, has its origin in the American History Research Section established in 1964 as the first of its kind in China. Professor Yang Shengmao and Professor Zhang Youlun, the two founders of the Institute, were leading scholars in the field of American history in the country.  Professor Yang was also one of the international contributing editors of The Journal of American History. Presently there are eight faculty members at the Institute: three professors, four associate professors, and one lecturer. Their teaching and research cover various areas of American history, with an emphasis on diplomatic history, environmental history, race relations, political institutions and early American history.

Since the early 1980s, the faculty members of the Institute have published over 50 monographs, and over 300 articles. The major publications include: A New Interpretation of American History (by Yang Shengmao and Lu Jingsheng); A History of American Foreign Policy (by Yang Shengmao); Social Transformation and Labor Movement in the United States (by Zhang Youlun); Human Rights Politics in America: Theory and Practice in Historical Perspective (by Lu Jingsheng); Laying the Foundation of the United States, 1585-1775 (by Li Jianming); Judiciary and the Development of Capitalism in Consitutional Democracy of America (by Han Tie); Canadian-U.S. Relations in the Post-World War II Period (by Yang Lingxia); Contemporary American Diplomacy (by Zhao Xuegong); W. E. B. Du Bois (by Zhang Juguo); The Frontier in Nature (by Fu Chengshuang); Between the Drean and Reality: Henry Luce and China (by Luo Xuan). Many of these books are frequently cited by Chinese scholars and used as reference works by Chinese students of American history.

The Institute initiated a graduate program in American history in 1981 and a Ph.D. program in 1984 and, as a result, has become the first institution in the country to grant both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in American history.  Each year the Institute enrolls 3 Ph.D. and 6 M.A. students from all over the country. The major courses offered for the graduate students include “Early America”, “Twentieth Century America”, “History of American Race Relations”, “American Economic History”, “American Diplomatic History”, and “American Envoirnmental History”, etc. Since the founding of the Institute more than 170 students have graduated with M.A. degrees and more than 60 with doctoral degrees, all in American history. Many former graduates have become prominent scholars and are playing an important role in the field of American history in the country, such as Xu Guoqi at The University of Hongkong, Wang Lixin at Beijing University, Wang Xiaode at Fujian Normal University, and Li Jianming at Fudan University.

 Since 1980 the Institute has conducted extensive academic exchanges with international scholars and institutions. Each year, the Institute hosts quite a few guest lecturers from the United States and other countries. Since 1980 over fifty scholars from the United States and other countries have visited the Institute, and donated books to our library. Among them are Philip S. Foner, Herbert Gutman, Michael Kammen, Leon Litwack, E. P. Thompson, Oscar Handlin, Thomas Paterson, Mary Beth Norton, Michael Hunt, Eric Foner, Allan Kulikoff, and Alan M. Kraut. Professor Eric Foner has also been appointed as a guest professor at Nankai University.

Due to the Institute’s significant position as a major center for American history research in China, the secretariat of the American History Research Association of China—the largest organization for Chinese scholars in this field—was located at the Institute from 1990 to 2002. Professor Li Jianming served as the secretary general of the Association for six years, and was elected President of the Association in 2002.

The major goal of the Institute is to continue to play a leading role in American history research in China, and to have a mutually rewarding collaborative relationship with international institutions and scholars in the field of American history. Visiting scholars, donated books and other forms of help are always welcome. We are going to make continuous efforts to achieve this goal in the twenty-first century.