Institute of Ancient Chinese History:
The research focus in this institute is on the development of Chinese history from the prehistoric era through 1840 focusing on the fundamental regularities. It includes the politics, society and ideological trends before the Qin Dynasty; the ideology, cultures and societies of the Wei, Jin, Sui, and Tang Dynasties; the politics and cultures of the Song Dynasties the economic history of the Song, Liao, Jin and Yuan Dynasties; and the foreign relationships and societies during the Ming QingDynasties.
Institute of Modern Chinese History:
This institute's research focus is on the conditions and laws during the development of Chinese history from 1840 to today. It includes the modern history (1840-1919) of China; the modern Christian history of China; the modern Shandong and the history of People's Republic of China.
Institute of Historic Theory:
Research here is directed at the forming, developing and directing the functions of Marxist History, the conditions of historic theory and historic research from antiquity to today, and the history of standpoints and values concerning various kinds of sects in the western world.
Institute of World History:
The research emphasis in this institute is on the conditions and laws of the development of world history from the prehistoric era to today. It includes the ancient World history, the middle ages of World Germany history, the American history, the Canadian history and the history of Soviet Union.