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.
Best Masters in History in Hong Kong 2017. MPhil in History
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, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective.
Associate Professor Grace Ai-Ling Chou is a specialist in Hong Kong and Chinese intellectual and educational history. Her recent work has expanded to include the British Empire and its educational heritage in other former Asian colonies in Southeast Asia, with a comparative focus on the Mediterranean. She also researches the cultural and educational aspects of the Cold War in Asia, within a broader context of the history of East-West interactions.
Associate Professor Mark Hampton is a specialist of 19th and 20th century Britain, media history in particular. His recent work has shifted to imperial culture: Hong Kong’s place in 20th century British culture, when Hong Kong was a colony of Britain. He is part of a cluster of History faculty who work with Hong Kong and South China.
Associate Professor Lau Chi-pang is a specialist of Hong Kong History, Ming and Qing China, Modern China, Chinese Intellectual History.
Associate Professor Niccolò Pianciola specialises in late Tsarist and early Soviet history in Central Asia. His works have dealt with the management of ethnic diversity, forced population transfers, and policies of agricultural colonisation and socio-economic transformation.
Assistant Professor Diana Lemberg specialises in Twentieth-century U.S. history, twentieth-century European history, colonial and imperial formations, human-rights history, cultural history, history of technology, and global English.
Application for Admission
Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8).
*rate subject to review
The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places.
General Admission Requirements
An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally:
a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or
b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or
c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.
In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission.
Programme Specific Admission Requirements