Shulu Chen, Grade-II Professor and Ph. D Supervisor of School of Chinese Language and Literature, presided over Key Project in Liberal Arts of Ministry of Education in 2009, in which project he wrote or chief-edited more than a dozen monographs and other works. In April 2015, Ministry of Education concluded the project as in Grade Excellence. The project was amongst Nanjing Normal University's first chief projects granted and concluded by the nation and Ministry of Education. As chief expert, Shulu Chen was granted another Key Project by National Funds of Social Sciences in 2015. Professor Shulu Chen chief-edited and got published Planned Textbooks for Universities, i.e. Selected Readers in Ancient Chinese Literature and An Introduction to Chinese Culture.