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.