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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 8, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 6
SAIS Appoints New American Co-Director of Hopkins-Nanjing Center

By Felisa Neuringer Klubes

The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies has named Jan Kiely as the new American co-director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. He joined Johns Hopkins in September and is based in Nanjing.

In his new post, Kiely is responsible for the management of the center's affairs with the Chinese co-director, as well as the administration of the newly established master's program, the first Sino-U.S. MA degree accredited in both countries. He also serves as an associate professor at the center, where he will teach courses about the history of U.S.-Chinese social and cultural interaction.

He previously served as director of the Furman in China Programs and associate professor of history and Asian studies at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

Kiely's experiences in China began as a visiting student at Chengdu Middle School Number Seven in 1982. He later lived and studied in Wuhan, Hong Kong, Beijing and Nanjing. He has taught at Central China Normal University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nanjing University and Harvard University and has directed study-abroad programs at Beijing, East China Normal and Suzhou universities. A former Yale-China Fellow, Kiely currently is a National Committee on United States- China Relations Public Intellectuals Program Fellow.

He holds a bachelor's degree in East Asian studies from Yale, a master's in Asian history from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and a doctorate in Chinese history from the University of California, Berkeley.

Established in 1986, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center is a postgraduate educational joint venture between Johns Hopkins and Nanjing University, providing more than 130 students from the U.S. and other countries and China the unique opportunity to live and study together. In addition, the center has the only open-stack, uncensored library in China, containing more than 80,000 English and Chinese volumes. SAIS administers the center's activities on behalf of JHU.


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