In an average of four semesters, the Master of East Asian Studies combines theories and analytical tools from politics, economics, and cultural studies. You cope with the different approaches of East Asian foreign affairs and security policies, governments and diplomacy, economic systems or certain cultural aspects. While you do not pursue an academic qualification in one discipline, you learn to regard the greater context of East Asian societies in the different sectors.
We invite panel and individual paper proposals from across the full range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences that address topics related to Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, other parts of the East Asia region, or the region as a whole. Preference will be given to panels with a focus on cross-regional and intra-regional issues. Panels are expected to reflect the diversity of our profession including, but not limited to, gender, ethnicity and career status.
No year abroad is especially unmotivating. The teachers tend to be unhelpful, give you more work than you can handle at once and look down upon you when you start cracking. I've heard more sarcastic remarks coming out of the mouth of my Japanese teacher than I have from any other person.
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The Asian Studies department at the University of Edinburgh offers advanced study in Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, and Sanskrit Studies — regions of the world with an ever-increasing global importance. The University of Edinburgh are actually the only higher education institute in Scotland to offer degree programmes, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in Chinese and Japanese. The Sanskrit department is also the only one in Scotland, and only one of just four in the United Kingdom.
The University of Edinburgh has updated its portfolio of programmes. The MSc by Research in South Asian Studies offers core research skills and conceptual grounding for a research career or further study. The PhD and MPhil programmes combine work on an individual thesis project with systematic training in research skills.
First established in the university over fifty years ago Chinese Studies in and Japanese Studies inAsian Studies enables both in-depth and diversified knowledge about the inter-relatedness of political, cultural and economic factors shaping international relations in the East Asian region and, comparatively, across the globe. We cover a broad area of expertise, from regional to comparative Asian studies, classical and contemporary, including ancient philosophy and religion, the comparative politics of Asia, classical and modern literature, East Asian media and films, imperialism, colonial rule and decolonisation, political and economic transformation. We are a multi-disciplinary unit, where disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research are equally welcome and encouraged.
The School was formed in as a result of administrative restructuring, when several departments of what was then the Faculty of Arts were brought together. The School also supports interdisciplinary research areas such as Word and Music Studies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
We welcome participants from all countries and backgrounds. We invite panel and individual paper proposals from across the full range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences that address topics related to Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, other parts of the East Asia region, or the region as a whole. Preference will be given to panels with a focus on cross-regional and intra-regional issues.
The admission to this program is not competitive. Almost all qualified candidates are normally accepted. Note: some programs conduct pre-application selection, in which case these figures are not informative. Most candidates treat this program as their backup choice, or their offers are particularly challenging.