（Teaching and Research Center of Marx and Engels German Original Works）
The Teaching and Research Center of Marx and Engels’ German Original Works (formerly known as the Teaching and Research Team of Marx and Engels’ German Original Works) at Tongji University was established in September 2020. Its purpose is to take the original German works of Marx and Engels as its basic content, and currently the main research scope lies in the classic works of Marx and Engels such as The Communist Manifesto; The Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844; Capital: Critique of Political Economy; German Ideology and other literary works of Marx.
The center is dedicated to carrying out the teaching and research of German majors in terms of language style, text structure, rhetoric, poetic narrative, translation strategy, and philosophical meaning from the perspectives of linguistics, language hermeneutics, and philosophical hermeneutics. The professional results of teaching and research are directly transformed into a general education course provided to the whole university: “Literature and Philosophy: ‘The Communist Manifesto’.” The center has retranslated The Communist Manifesto. It is an important part of the construction of the teaching materials for ideological and political academic education.