Basic principles of Marxism consists of five research directions:
1. Marxism in China
The students in this research direction will research the history Marxism was spread in China; the historical process and the basic experience of Marxism in China; theories and practice of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
2. Traditional culture and modernization
The students in this research direction will research the modernization of Chinese traditional culture; how to connect the two questions between the modernization of traditional culture and Marxism in China; how to combine the traditional culture and Marxism.
3. Socialist market economy and legal construction
The students in this research direction will research the application and development of Marxist economic thought in the socialist market economy; the general theory of market economy; the interactive problem between socialist market economy and legal construction.
4. Theory and practice of the scientific outlook on development
The students in this research direction will research the history, the theoretical basis, the ideological origin and the Conditions of practice of the scientific outlook on development; the relationship between the scientific outlook on development and the harmonious socialist society construction; the application and function of the scientific outlook on development during the economic and social development.
5. Marxism and contemporary science and technology The students in this research direction will research Marxist thought of science and technology and that in contemporary China; their application and development in the contemporary Chinese science and technology business.