About the Department
History, with a long academic tradition, was one of earliest departments established at Sun Yatsen University. The founders of modern Chinese historical studies, such as Chen Yinko, Fu Sinian, Gu Jigang, and Liang Fangzhong, had spent considerable time here to teach and research. During the last century, their efforts have contributed to the departmental development and the establishment of a wonderful tradition of learning and studying. In the last thirty years, our department has achieved significant improvements and the overall strength has been enhanced. Now, we have nearly fifty faculty members, including twenty four professors and sixteen assistant professors, who graduated from renowned universities and institutions, such as the Oxford University, University of Washington, Moscow University, Tokyo University, Peking University, and Fudan University. Several current faculty members used to work at universities in United States, Japan, Israel, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Their appointments allow us to share their strong international backgrounds.