Located in Suzhou, an ancient city popularly called “the Paradise on Earth”, Soochow University is a key comprehensive provincial university in Jiangsu Province and also one of China’s top 100 universities under the“Project 211” directed by the Ministry of Education. It was named after the city name Suzhou （spelt Soochow in the past） when founded in 1900, but according to the Pinyin spelling system it is now often written as Suzhou University （Suzhou Daxue or Suda in short）. At present, Soochow University runs twenty post-doctoral research stations, six Ph.D. programs of primary disciplines, eighty-five Ph.D. programs（including self-designed majors）, one professional doctoral program of primary disciplines, 209 master’s degree programs（including self-designed majors）, 10 professional master’s degree programs as well as 108 undergraduate programs. The university has now about 50,000 students。Soochow University consists of five campuses with a total area of more than 3,118 mu and a floor area of around 1.558 million square meters. China’s reform and opening-up policy has provided the university with excellent opportunities for international academic exchange and cooperation. Soochow University has established cooperative relationships with more than 100 universities and institutions in Japan, France, Korea, Singapore, Germany, U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Every year the university accepts over 2,000 international students to study Chinese language and literature and other relevant majors.