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MUC School of Marxism

School Overview & Development History


The MUC School of Marxism is an independent teaching and research institute directly under MUC. In March 2004, the former MUC Ministry of National Theory and Ethnic Policy and the Department of Marxism-Leninism merged to form the MUC School of Marxism-Leninism (Chinese National Theory and Ethnic Policy Research Institute). In April 2011, it was renamed the "MUC School of Marxism (MUC Chinese National Theory and Nation Policy Research Institute)." In 2015, the MUC School of Marxism was separated from the MUC Chinese National Theory and National Policy Research Institute.

There are six teaching and research sections in the MUC School of Marxism: the teaching and research section of the basic principles of Marxism, the teaching and research section of the ideological and moral cultivation and legal foundation, the teaching and research section of Marxism in China, the teaching and research section of the Chinese Modern History, the teaching and research section of the situation and policy, the teaching and research section of the postgraduate ideological and political theory course, the Institute for Social Development and one Beijing Ideological and Political Theory Master Studio: Sun Ying Studio. The MUC School of Marxism is also the "Collaborative Innovation Center for the Study of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in Beijing Universities." That is, the unit of the Collaborative Innovation Center for Marxism and National Unity Education.

There are two permanent academic institutions in the MUC School of Marxism. The first is the book club of Marxism Reading (Classic Works Research Association). The book club adheres to the overall development of the idea of "reading classics, paying attention to reality, thinking about problems, improving the level, and improving the realm." It holds a monthly meeting committed to providing an academic exchange platform for Marxism related classic works for teachers and students inside and outside MUC. The Marxism Reading Association was included in the Beijing "Thought-Leading Project" funding program and received reports from national media outlets such as the People's Daily, Guangming Daily, and China Education. The second is the Youth Academic Forum. The forum is carried out in the form of an academic salon. It integrates the educational resources of experts inside and outside MUC to create an academic platform for teachers and students to exchange ideas and discuss issues. The Youth Academic Forum has successfully held 48 times.



Majors & Programs


The subject of the basic principles of Marxism is a secondary subject in the primary subject of Marxist theory. This subject is based on a holistic study of Marxism and based on close contact with the actual situation and conditions prevalent in society today. It advances with the times to carry out systematic and in-depth research on Marxist classics, essential texts, and basic principles. On this foundation, it guides students to understand and better grasp the Marxist scientific system as well as systematically master Marxist theories. Moreover, to skillfully apply the basic positions, basic views, and basic Marxism methods to analyze and solve problems in real life, establish a correct world outlook, outlook on life and values, and strengthen socialist beliefs. Strive to build socialism with Chinese characteristics and realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

There are two main research directions of this discipline: 1. Marxist classic text and basic theory research. This direction is dedicated to the study of Marxist classics and basic principles. It aims to offer a historical background of Marxist classics, ideological development track of significant authors as well as the contemporary research status of the works as a whole. Moreover, it strives to underline the modern significance and educational value of classics. Educate and guide students to thoroughly and systematically understand the full picture and essential viewpoints of the basic Marxist theory. Moreover, to use Marxism's basic principles to analyze the current international and domestic new situations and problems. 2. Research on the basic principles of Marxism and the development of ethnic minorities. This direction is dedicated to the study of the guiding significance of Marxism's basic principles in consideration of the development of ethnic minorities and ethnic regions and their realization path.

There are currently two tutors in this subject. Among them, one professor and one associate professor. This subject began to enroll students in 2007. There are presently 7 graduate students, and more than 30 graduate students have graduated.



Undergraduate Programs (4-Year Programs)

  • Marxism Theory

Professional Master's Programs (2-Year Programs)

  • Not offered

Academic Master's Programs (3-Year Programs)

  • Marxism Theory

Doctoral Programs (4-6 Year Programs)

  • Not offered

Post-Doctoral Programs:

  • Not offered

Other Specialized Coursework (Program Durations Vary)

  • Not offered


School Focus, Beliefs & Development Objectives


After 12 years of development, the MUC School of Marxism has gradually formed a Marxism discipline construction system with national characteristics as its leader, based on the construction of ideological and political theory courses, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and research, and a team of high-quality teachers. The discipline of Marxism theory of the MUC School of Marxism occupies a leading position in the same disciplines of colleges and universities all over China.



Our Talent

The MUC School of Marxism offers ideological and political theory courses for undergraduates, masters, and doctors, and has a master's degree in Marxism theory. At present, there are 30 staff members and 26 teachers, including 14 faculty members with senior titles, 1 doctoral tutor, 12 master tutors, and 22 instructors with doctor degrees. Since 2011, the MUC School of Marxism teachers have won prizes related to a basic teaching skills competition pertaining to college-level ideological and political theory courses in Beijing. In the social practice papers of the ideological and political theory courses of the capital's universities, the students' social practice papers have also won awards on numerous occasions under the guidance of our teachers. The school has also been awarded the "Excellent Organization Award for Social Practice Papers in the Capital College Ideological and Political Theory Course." During the past five years, the teachers from MUC School of Marxism have also published one academic paper which is included by A&HCI, 44 included by CSSCI, 17 provincial and national level research projects, including 5 national social science fund projects, and 2 provincial projects, 9 general projects as well as 12 academic books in 2016.


Full-Time Faculty: 30

Professors: 14

Staff with Masters and Doctoral Degrees: 22


Academic Exchanges and Cooperation at Home and Abroad


Currently, there are 38 graduate students in the MUC School of Marxism. The MUC School of Marxism focuses on academic training for graduate students and organizes students to participate in various educational seminars and conduct multiple social surveys. Many graduate students of the school have won multiple prizes during the National Academic Forum of Social Science Students and the National Academic Seminar on Marxist Theory in National (Regional) Colleges. In the past three years, more than 10 independent research projects of postgraduate students have been applied for by graduate students from the MUC School of Marxism. At the same time, the MUC School of Marxism won several awards in the Graduate Academic Forum held by the Renmin University of China and the Marxism Classical Essay Competition organized by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission.


Examples of Internationally Active Scholars





Han Xiushuang (韩秀霜), Han Ethnicity

Lecturer at MUC School of Marxism  

Director of the Teaching and Research Center Outlining Modern Chinese History






Han Xiushuang, born in 1983, a member of the Communist Party of China, a doctor of law, is currently a lecturer at the School of Marxism, Minzu University of China, and director of the Teaching and Research Center for the Outline of Modern Chinese History.


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Research Interests & Activity


Her research interests include ecological civilization and fundamental issues of modern Chinese history. He has published more than 10 papers in "Theory Monthly", "Journal of Yunnan Administration College", "Journal of Jiangxi Normal University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition)" and other journals, and participated in or presided over several topics at various levels. Course taught: "Outline of Modern Chinese History", won the second prize of the Teacher Lecture Competition of Minzu University of China in 2018.



Su Haizhou (苏海舟), Han Ethnicity

Associate Professor  

Ph.D. in History





Su Haizhou of the Han nationality, from Zhoushan, Zhejiang, has a Ph.D. in history and did work during his post-doctoral period on theoretical economics. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and is now the Deputy Dean of the MUC School of Marxism.


Research Interests & Activity


Academic interest: History of the People's Republic of China, History of the Communist Party of China.


Courses(Capitalize Each Word


  • Outline of Modern Chinese History

  • History of the People's Republic of China

  • Foreword for Research on Marxist Theory





Di Hongxu (狄鸿旭), Han Ethnicity

Lecturer at MUC School of Marxism  

Ph.D. in History






Di Hongxu was born in 1983 and is currently a member of the Communist Party of China. He holds a doctoral degree in history. He is a lecturer at the MUC School of Marxism.


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Research Interests & Activity


His research direction and interests include party history, party building, and grassroots social governance.


Key Projects


He has published several papers in the Journal of Northwest University for Nationalities (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition), Learning Times and other newspapers, and has presided over the One United Front think tank project of the Central Institute of Socialism.



School Slogan


"Improve the quality of teaching and research, the cultivation of high-quality teachers, and the training of talents."





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