The first China-Japan Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering was held in 1990 at Beijing, China on the cooperative research between CRIBC (Central Research Institute of Building and Construction) and Kobe University in Japan containing wider researchers and engineers in China and Japan who were interested in Lifeline Earthquake Engineering. The second Symposium as a tri-lateral symposium of China-Japan and US joint programs was held in 1994 at Xi’an, China under the official US-China protocol program on cooperative earthquake engineering studies. The third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh Symposiums were held in 1998 at Kunming, in 2002 at Qingdao, in 2007 at Haikou, in 2013 at Chengdu, and in 2016 at Shanghai China, respectively. The eighth Symposium will take place in 2018 at Shenyang. As the foundation of the International Society of Lifeline and Infrastructure Earthquake Engineering (ISLIEE) in 2013, the name of the 8th is there for changed accordingly.