A Brief Introduction to the Shanghai Federation of Social Science Associations
The Shanghai Federation of Social Science Associations (SSSA) is a non - governmental academic institution aiming at promo-ting and coordinating the researches and popularization in the field of social sciences (including philosophy, the hu-manities and social sciences). Founded on March 9, 1958, SSSA is a united organization of social science cir- cles in Shanghai. Its successive presidents were Mr. Chen Wangdao, Mr. Xia Zhengnong and Mr. Luo Zhufeng. Its present president is Mr. Li Chuwen, former consultant of the Shanghai Municipal Government.The major functions of SSSA are as follows:
Exerting its efforts to link as a bridge between the vast number of social scientific workers with the municipal gov-ernment, reflecting the aspirations and demands of social science circles, and defending the legitimate rights and in-terests of social scientific workers; coordinating academic research activities and promoting international academic exchanges; providing consulting service for social sciences and promoting socialization of research achievements of so-cial scientific theories; popularizing social scientific knowledge and achievements in scientific resem-ch; editing and publishing academic books, periodicals and other ma-terials; commending and giving awards to outstanding a.-chievements made by societies and society workers in the field of social sciences; being authorized to professionally manage the academic organizations and non -governmental research institutions of social sciences in Shanghai.
SSSA keeps in close contact with the social scientific research units of universities, research institutes, party colleges, military colleges and the Municipal Government.SSSA~ approximately 100,000 members of all kinds of so-cieties are its important human resources.
At present, there are 161 societies accredited to SS-SA, including:academic exchanges with foreign scholars. So far, SSSA and, its affiliated societies have established fairly stable re-lations in academic exchange with more than 20 universi-ties or research institutes of the humanities or social sci-ences in such countries and regions as the United States,Japan, South Korea, Russia, Western Europe, as well as China's Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The publications of SSSA are "Academic Monthly","Exploration and Free Views".SSSA now owns 13,000 square meters of its Office Building, Shanghai Social Sciences Itall and its Training Center which provide fairly good facilities for the develop-ment of academic exchange and research. ADD: No. 7, Lane 622, Huaihai Road ( M), Shang-hai 200020, ChinaTEL: (021) 53062894
FAX: (021) 53067035
E - mail: office@ sssa. org. cn