Engage With Policymakers

Proximity to power and access to thought leaders create rich academic and professional opportunities.

Graduate Study in China

Enter a select community of scholars dedicated to the study of Sino-American relations.

A Unique Partnership in China

The HNC is a one-of-a-kind educational collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.

Open Academic and Cultural Exchange

We offer the only China-based international program with spaces for genuinely free and open academic exploration.

Discover the Southern Capital

Experience Chinese culture in this historic city.

About the Hopkins-Nanjing Center

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) opened in 1986 as a one-of-a-kind educational collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. Located on the downtown campus of Nanjing University, the center upholds the highest American and Chinese academic standards in the pursuit of educating future leaders.

The History of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Initial five-year partnership renewed by Johns Hopkins and Nanjing universities
HNC class of 1992-93 kicks off the academic year
HNC students engage in favorite sport of basketball
HNC Cafeteria damaged by kitchen fire
HNC celebrates 10th anniversary
President George H.W. Bush visits HNC and receives NJU honorary degree
HNC Institute for International Research launches
HNC class of 2002-03 kicks off the academic year
SARS epidemic causes HNC to relocate to East-West Center in Hawaii for fall semester
Students watch the live U.S. presidential election debate between George W. Bush and Al Gore
HNC Advisory Board member Lucille Barale speaks at commencement
HNC opens second building to house library, classrooms and faculty apartments
HNC launches a two-year Master of Arts in International Studies degree program
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger speaks at 20th anniversary ceremony
HNC hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new building
Ken Jarrett, U.S. consul general in Shanghai and HNC graduate, speaks at Career Day
Jon Huntsman Jr., U.S. ambassador to China, speaks at the HNC
HNC dedicates the A. Doak Barnett Collection to the library
Alan Hassenfeld meets with HNC students engaged in the Hassenfeld Social Enterprise Fund
HNC celebrates 25th anniversary and honors all former co-directors and alumni
HNC students compete in the international finals of the Jessup Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.

Visit the Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Prospective Students

Campus Tours

To visit the HNC, contact Angela Chang.  Note that the HNC is closed from July until September and during Chinese New Year break.

To visit the Admissions Office in Washington, D.C., contact Katie Brooks.

Information Sessions

We encourage all interested students to meet with us, ask questions, and get a better feel for our programs and facilities. If you are in the D.C. area, you may also email to make an appointment to meet with us in our Washington, D.C. office.


Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Nanjing University
Nanjing, China 210093

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center
Office of International Admissions
1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Main: 1.800.362.6546 or 202.663.5800
Fax: 202.663.7729

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