Introducion to China Society of Japanese History
China Society of Japanese History was established in 1980. It is the only national academic society on Japanese history in China. It has over 300 members from all over China. The society owns 9 councils (respectively in charge of ancient and medieval history, early modern history, modern history, post-war history, politics and society, economic and technique, foreign relationship, idea and culture, communication of youth scholars) and 2 sections (the oversea correspondent section and section of publication and information).
China Society of Japanese History’s aim is to unite historians on Japanese history in China, promote the study of Japanese history, in order to make achievements, produce talents, enhance the mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese and Japanese people and between historians from the two countries, and promote the communication between Chinese and Japanese academia.
The task of China Society of Japanese History includes: a. contact and organize institutes on Japanese history in China, encourage research, promote communication, enhance cooperation, organize projects, undertake academic tasks assigned by the government and other institutes; b. organize academic discussion and communication, edit and publish research works as well as historical documents, and recommend good works to publishing presses; c. evaluate important research work of the society and for other institutes; d. build up a team for research of Japanese history, make use of all kinds of positive elements to find out and help historical talents; e. publish journals of the society; f. organize international academic communication.
Since its birth, China Society of Japanese History has organized all kinds of academic activities. It has held 5 annual conferences and organized international conferences on Taika Reform, messengers of friendship in the history of Sino-Japanese communication, Japanese and internationalization, concept of East Asia and peaceful development, the 50 years of post-war Japan, traditional culture and the economic development of China and Japan, Japan and Northeast Asia. It has also organized over 20 symposia on Yamatai, Japanese historical figures, periodization of the Japanese federal society, the traditional culture and the modernization of Japan, comparison of the modernization of China and Japan, the economic development of post-war Japan and East Asia. The members of the society have published over 1000 academic papers on Japanese history at home and abroad. The society has published scores of monographs and translations of similar quantity. Besides, the society has also released 2 issues of Papers on Japanese History and edited Index of Materials on Japanese History.