Last updated May 6, 2016
This programme trains young scholars to conduct interdisciplinary research into the politics, economics, cultures, ethnicities, religions, and linguistics of Asia. It teaches not only the next generation of Asian Studies researchers, but also prepares students for professional careers involving Asia.
Using proper methods for carrying out research and analysis, students study the socio-economic, political, and culture-historic processes that shape countries in Asia. Special emphasis is placed on transnational relationships, interactions between Asia and the West, and the processes of globalization and social modernization.
Graduates enter doctoral programmes or begin their careers working for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international companies. As Asia’s role on the global stage grows, regional experts are in even greater demand across all international-related professions.
Required courses: Research Design for the Social Sciences, Modern Asian Political Processes, Russia in East Asia, State & Economy in East Asia, Ethnical and Confessional Collisions in Asia, Theory in Asian and International Studies
Electives: Institutions and Reforms in East Asian Countries, Role of Central Asia in Regional and Global Context, BRICS Countries and the Emerging Global Order, Social Hierarchy and Gender Issues in East Asia, Management Essentials in East Asia, Good Governance and Politics in the Developing World, Environmental Challenges in Asia and the World, Asian Security, Post-Totalitarian China and Political Economy of Transition, Asian Diasporas and Culture in Modern World, Political and Trade Blocs in Asia Pacific – Main Trends towards Regional Integration, Western Influence on Culture and Politics in East Asia, Cultural Transformations in East Asia, Negotiations an Business Models in China, Islamic Factor in the Developments of Eastern Civilizations, Transnational Islam, Asian Diasporas and Culture in Modern World
City University of Hong Kong
Letter of Motivation
Essay and statement of language training and regional experience
Two letter of recommendation
Results from English proficiency exams (IELTS or TOEFL) *Native English speakers and graduates from English-taught programmes are exempt.
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