Tsinghua University is one of the pioneering universities in China which adopts the learning of western philosophy and literature as its core subjects of higher learning. The Centre for the Studies of European and American Literatures (CSEAL), founded in March 2011, works with the conviction that new ideas and efforts should be generated and made for the studies of European and American Literatures in order to renew and develop the Tsinghua intellectual heritage of integrating the traditional and the modern, the Chinese and the Western. By developing and supporting new collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and activities within the university and beyond, the centre hopes to add to the vitality and integrity of such intellectual tradition and advance the teaching and research in humanities and foreign studies.

Current research projects and forthcoming events include: "Cambridge Critics and Their Influence in China", "Translations in Cambridge Criticism", "Western Intellectual History and Civilization", "The Cultural Turn of Translation Studies”, "F. R. Leavis and the Controversy on the Two Cultures", "Teaching and Learning English Literature", "Comparative Studies between Chinese and Western Cultures," "Literature and Religion", "Eco-criticism", "Culture Memory and Postcolonial Criticism", "Studies on English and American Modern Poetry", "Shakespeare and Modern Drama", "Tsinghua-Cambridge CRASSH Summer Fellow Program", "The 2011 Cambridge English and China Symposium", "2013 Triennial IAUPE (International Association of University Professor of English) Conference".

Director:CAO Li

Associate Director:ZHANG Ping

Address:Wen Nan Building 206 CSEAL Centre, Tsinghua University, Beijing,  China


Tel:86-010-62773227    86-010-62771957


Email:licao@tsinghua.edu.cn,  vv73@tsinghua.edu.cn