Masters degrees in Asian History explore the rich heritage of this vast region. Many programmes focus on the history of specific nations such as China, Japan or India. Others examine broader issues concerning the wider Asian subcontinent and its islands.
Postgraduate specialisms in this subject tend to include topics such as East Asian or South Asian history as well as Asia Pacific history Sinology or Middle Eastern Studies.
It’s become commonplace to acknowledge the rise of Asian nations such as Japan and China on the modern political, economic and technological stage. An understanding of the history of these regions (and their neighbours) can not only help explain this rise: it can also equip you with the skills to work in and around Asia in the future (whether in business, heritage, or education).
The History of Asia is also a fascinating postgraduate subject in and of itself, with the opportunity to challenge traditional global narratives of western dominance and innovation, or simply delve into the many unique Asian contributions to art, religion and science. As such, Asian History (and Asian Studies) offer many avenues for further research at PhD level and beyond.