Chinese studies at the University of Michigan formally began in 1930 with the establishment of an Oriental Civilizations Program and, in 1961, the Center for Chinese Studies was established. It has become one of the nation’s most prominent centers devoted to a deeper understanding of China, past and present. Now the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, LRCCS is the premier place on the University of Michigan campus to gain access to resources on China, including leading scholars, ongoing projects, and funding for faculty and student research. It houses experts in nearly every major facet of Chinese studies ranging from literature and history to law and public health. The publications program was founded in 1968 and has published more than a hundred volumes in a variety of disciplines within the study of China by scholars from around the world.