Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.
History can involve studying one people, culture, or country in particular, but it also often involves general overviews of broad trends. Students of history may be required to conduct research in a specific topic.
As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.
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Built on the international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. [+]
A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artefacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training, we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present-day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public.... [-]
Among the senior faculty, our Chair Professor, Richard Davis, specialises in middle-period China (Five Dynasties to Song period). His publications touch upon cultural history, historiography, and political history. He has also published historical translations. [+]
Normal Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
Place: Hong Kong
The Department of History at Lingnan currently has nine full-time faculty members, and their research areas cover pre-modern and modern Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, history of Russia and Central Asia, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in transnational history.
Professor Han Xiaorong is a specialist of 20th century Chinese and Vietnamese history, focusing on peasant movements, ethnic relations, and regional interactions and integration.
Professor Liu Guanglin, William’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, the political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective.... [-]
“History and Heritage” can be defined as an area of interdisciplinary studies. It involves research and teaching in the fields of History, History of Art and Heritage. [+]
“History and Heritage” can be defined as an area of interdisciplinary studies. It involves research and teaching in the fields of History, History of Art and Heritage. In this program, students will learn about the specific historical and cultural contexts, the heritage and the pertaining identity not only of Macau (a declared UNESCO World Heritage in 2005) but also of the Pearl River Delta Region as well as of South and East Asia at large. This historical connection between all the countries involved is the ground of study and investigation of this Program. The conservation, study, and management of the natural heritage of Macau in particular and South and East Asia, in general, can then be considered as the features of expertise of this program.... [-]
The History program aims to create a new generation of Arab researchers in the field of Arab and Islamic History, to build on the experience accumulated by prominent professors in the field of historical studies from Arab and Western universities. This program makes recourse to a multiplicity of new western theories in the field of historical research. The program aims to fathom the depths of the history of economic, political, social and intellectual structures in Arab countries while revisiting historical events with the goal of reinterpretation based on new research methodologies. [+]
The History program aims to create a new generation of Arab researchers in the field of Arab and Islamic History, to build on the experience accumulated by prominent professors in the field of historical studies from Arab and Western universities. This program makes recourse to a multiplicity of new western theories in the field of historical research. The program aims to fathom the depths of the history of economic, political, social and intellectual structures in Arab countries while revisiting historical events with the goal of reinterpretation based on new research methodologies.
The program accords particular importance to the study of Arab history within the various regional and international processes. It also seeks to step into new territory by offering the study of current or immediate history. In all it proposes to do, the program aims to impress on students the necessity of diversifying news sources through exposure to various Arabic and western archives. This exposure to the history of structures and relational history will familiarize students with modern schools of history and will enable them to write Arab history in a new manner, which contributes to overcoming tradition and focusing on new methodological frameworks.... [-]