Benchmarks In China

Center for American Studies Phase I

Interior of Center

Xie Xide Auditorium

Phase II of Center


For twenty five years, Benchmarks has managed the Fudan Foundation, a U.S. private voluntary organization that has created and supported a Center for American Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Mr. Scanlon serves as the Executive Director of the Foundation. He has made 58 trips to China in connection with this project, and has obtained $10 million from U.S.A.I.D. for construction of the Center and its programs aimed at fostering better understanding of United States in China

The Chinese government has formally recognized the Center as "the key research institute" in China for the study of the United States.

At the dedication of Phase II of the Center in 2005, the U.S. Consul General in Shanghai noted that the Center "has secured its position as the preeminent American studies program in China."


Fudan University Center for American Studies


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