Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences (YASS) was founded in 1980, on the basis of the former Yunnan Provincial Institute of Historical Studies, which was commited to studies of the local history of Yunnan, history and theory of ethnic minorities, and other issues related to ethnic groups living in the province. Since then it has developed into an institute of 10 disciplines through integration of various subjects, with the focus being on studies of Marxism, ethnology, studies of Southeast Asia and South Asia, and economics. Its strength is especially demonstrated in such areas as studies of Southeast Asia and South Asia and ethnology.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: Other entities
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2020): Yang Zhengquan
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2019): He Zu Kun
Leader gender: Male