Master Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies

General

Program Description

Master Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies, the first Hakka academic research and educational organization in Taiwan, was established in August 2003. Taiwan is a multicultural society, with a variety of ethnic groups that speak different languages, for example, the aboriginal, Holo, Hakka, etc. This makes Taiwan a society of rich cultural heritage. Our program provides students with interdisciplinary courses on issues of Hakka society and culture in Taiwan and overseas, such as China and Southeast Asia. Moreover, students are trained how to conduct fieldwork in local fields as one of the main research methods. With both theoretical and empirical training, students will gain a holistic portrait of Hakka Social and Cultural Studies.

Fundamental Courses

  • Seminar in Hakka Culture Studies
  • Seminar on Multiculturalism
  • Seminar on Ethnic Relations
  • Research Methods: Qualitative Analysis
  • Training of Research Methods

Professional Courses

  • Classical Literature Reading on Hakka Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Consumption and Ethnic Cultural Industries
  • Migration and Ethnic Studies
  • Seminar on Taiwan Hakka Movement
  • Gender, Nation, and Ethnicity

Requirements for Graduation

Required credits: 33 credits(including 15 credits for required courses and 18 credits for elective courses )

Duration of Study: 1-4 years

Other requirements: Pass an oral defense of a thesis, Presenting two papers at a national or international conference, or publishing one journal paper, or pass 2 written exams.

Admission Documents

  • Research Proposal;
  • Two Letters of Recommendation;
  • TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency;
  • Evidence of Chinese Proficiency.
Last updated February 2018

About the School

National Central University was originally founded in Nanjing, China in 1915. NCU had later developed into a renowned academic institution with comprehensive programs and outstanding faculty, enjoying ... Read More

National Central University was originally founded in Nanjing, China in 1915. NCU had later developed into a renowned academic institution with comprehensive programs and outstanding faculty, enjoying a high reputation equal to that of Peking University. In 1962, the Graduate Institute of Geophysics was founded in Miaoli, Taiwan as the re-establishment of the University. The campus was relocated to Zhongli in 1968, and today it has become a home to more than thirteen thousand students and teachers. Read less