What is the program about?
“China Studies” is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary study area which combines sinology with contemporary China studies to form a new disciplinary. Its China Studies Master program (MCS) focuses on the study of understanding China from economic, political and cultural perspectives by applying multiple methodologies such as humanities and social sciences. It contains not only the study of Chinese history and culture, but also the study on Chinese contemporary issues. The program is dedicated to educate those who become the professionals with broad knowledge and deep understanding of China.
How long does the program last?
The three-year master’s program will be fully taught in English. Upon the completion of the program, graduates will earn a Master’s Degree of Law, recognized by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in humanities and arts. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.
Transformation of Contemporary Chinese Society
Review and Prospects of Chinese Economic Reform
Introduction to Chinese Social History
Development of Chinese Higher Education
Introduction to Chinese Law
Chinese Culture and Philosophy
China’s Politics and Government
Elective Courses (6 modules + Culture Experience)
1. Politics :
International Relations of East Asia
Diplomacy of Contemporary China
China’s Public Policy
China’s Social Welfare and Social Policy
2. Economics :
China’s Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
Financial System of Contemporary China
Comparative Analysis of Chinese and Western Financial Systems and Institutions
Industrial and Competition Polices in China
3. Literature & Media
Intercultural Communication in the Chinese Context
Cultural Differences in Screen and Literature
Contemporary Chinese Media and Movies
Understanding China through its fiction
4. History & Geography through the Study of Tourism
Chinese Gastronomy Tourism
Tourism Management in China
Appreciating the Culture of China through Tourism
Western Influence on Chinese Culture after the Sixteenth Century
Chinese Intellectual Property Law
Chinese Corporate Law
Chinese Civil Law
Chinese Legal Culture
The Wisdom of Laozi and Zhuangzi
The Zhouyi (or Yijing) Book of Changes and Traditional Chinese Culture
7. Culture Experience
Ancient Chinese Characters
Chinese Martial Arts
Traditional Chinese Medicine
The total credits for the program are no less than 30, in which no less than 18 credits are for compulsory (core) courses. Shandong University recognizes the courses and the credits of the same or similar courses from its cooperative institutions. The Chinese language courses taught at the SDU cooperative institutions and the credits can also be recognized. The total number of the recognized transferred credits is not exceeded up to 12 credits, among which no more than 3 credits are of specialized courses.
In the third year, students must finish their master’s thesis, and defend it in the sixth term (in mid-May). They can also begin their Master thesis in the second year if they can satisfy the requirement for academic course credits. Students must work closely with their supervisors to define focused topics, which should be oriented in solving academic problems. Students should also be independently conducted and actively engaged in research activities under the supervision of their supervisors.
A list of scholarships for prospective and current students can be found at www.istudy.sdu.edu.cn
Highlights of the Program
Cross-disciplinary and Inter-cultural concepts
A balanced mixture of theoretical research and practical social work
“Second classroom”: Professional tours of Beijing, Shanghai, etc.
Innovative course designs cater to the needs of students and partner universities
For more details, please access to www.chinastudies.sdu.edu.cn
Registration Fee: 400 RMB Tuition: 32,000RMB/year Medical Insurance: 800RMB/year
“Online Application System” is available for prospective international students, and please access to www.apply.sdu.edu.cn for getting more details, submitting application and tracking application status.
International Admission Office
Department of International Affairs
MCS Program Office, Department of International Affairs