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Masters degrees in Chinese History offer advanced study of the historical events which shaped China, from the earliest record of its existenceperiods of its culture in c.1500 BC, to its modern existencegrowth on the world stage.
Related subjects include Asian History as well as specialist postgraduate subjects such as Daoist or Buddhist textual studies and Sinology. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as History or Archaeology.
Courses in the History of China examine the complicated historical past of China’s various empires, and the country’s significance as one of the world’s oldest civilisations.
Studies typically include critical examination of literature and other primary sources, and examination of tangible heritage such as objects and scripture. You may also explore more intangible heritage such as music, song and dance.
The purpose of these courses is to decipher the cultures, philosophies and institutions of the different dynasties of China, its Empire, and its influence on the modern world. So, you might choose to examine China’s ancient military forces, or its modern, multicultural society.
Careers in the field range from scholarly research and academia in roles such as teaching, publishing and archiving, through to official state roles, public policy and journalism.
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The MPhil Modern Chinese Studies is a two-year master's degree programme offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies which combines intensive study of the Chinese language with thorough training in the study of modern China. Read more
This programme is based at the University’s Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies, which has an international reputation for research excellence in modern Chinese literature, media and mass culture. Read more
http://www.ming-ai.org.uk/ This unique one-year MA (Diploma and Certificate) in Chinese Heritage Management is run in partnership with Middlesex University and offers a practical programme of heritage management and digital engagement in museums and historic sites in the UK and China. Read more
This two-year programme combines the strengths of the MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia with intensive language training in Japanese or Korean. Read more
This one-year programme is intended for graduates of Chinese Studies programmes and native Chinese speakers who wish to gain further understanding and develop expertise in a range of subjects concerned with Chinese health and wellbeing and the impact of China, historically and in the present day, on health around the world. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese Studies aims to provide students who already have a background in Chinese language and culture at undergraduate level with an opportunity to specialise in the area of cultural and literary analysis with particular emphasis on the conflict and communication within the Sinosphere (mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) and between China and the West. Read more
The MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies is a three-term, twelve-month course offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies designed to provide high quality graduate research training with an emphasis on an appreciation of research methods and on deepening your understanding of contemporary China. Read more
With the rise of China as a global economic power there is an increasing demand among organisations and companies from around the world for professionals with knowledge of China’s political, economic and social systems, who can also speak Chinese. Read more