SH has a group of outstanding scholars. Currently, there are about 180 on its faculty, including 81 full professors, 72 associate professors. 4 faculty members are among the Chang Jiang Scholars Program by the Ministry of Education.
A case in point is Professor Li Xueqing of SH who was awarded the title "Significant Individual with Outstanding Contributions to the National Key Research Projects in Science and Technology of the 9th Five-year Plan," and so far he is the only scholar in the humanities and social sciences throughout China who has received such an honor.