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Articulated M.Phil - Ph.D Programme in Japanese Studies

The Articulated M.Phil.-Ph.D. Programme in Japanese Studies will accept applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. The Programme promotes the integration of teaching and research in Japanese studies at an advanced level. It aims to introduce students to integrate different disciplinary and methodological approaches, allowing them to develop as capable and independent researchers in Japanese studies. Students will be equipped with the necessary theoretical knowledge and research skills to boost their intellectual development and critical scholarship on Japanese, Japan-China and Japan-Hong Kong cultural studies. The Programme builds on the Department’s proven track record of graduate training in historical and contemporary studies of Japan, with the greater goal of advancing the multidisciplinary field of Japanese studies. The acquisition of these skills will be reflected in the course of doctoral studies as well as in the students’ theses.

Graduates of the Programme will acquire broad-based knowledge of Japan as well as expertise in one of the following fields of specialization: anthropology of Japan, Japanese popular culture, Japanese linguistics, history of Sino-Japanese relations, Japan-Hong Kong relations, or Japanese intellectual history; possess the necessary skills to conduct research at an advanced level; complete a thesis based on original research that contributes to Japanese studies; obtain oral presentation skills to fully explain their research aims, methodologies and conclusions; be able to defend their research claims when questioned by experts; and have the ability to present their findings at international conferences.

For more information, please visit the Graduate School Admission Website at https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/programme/arts#mphil-phd-in-japanese-studies.

Interested candidates may apply through the CUHK Graduate School Online Application System at https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/admissions/how-to-apply.

Applicants with strong academic qualifications are encouraged to apply through the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme at https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/scholarships-fees/hkpfs.