The Master of East Asian Studies (Critical Asian Humanities track) at Duke University provides rigorous interdisciplinary training for students seeking careers in academia or professional fields that require regional specialization. The program introduces key area studies methodologies while providing flexibility for students to specialize in specific modes of inquiry (students with a specific interest in humanities should consider applying to the Critical Asian Humanities program). The students have the benefit of developing individual research projects through working closely with a faculty advisor. The culmination of the degree results in a substantial and original academic work, either in the form of an MA thesis or two revised research papers, as well as competency in at least one regional language.
The MA degree program is housed in the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), which is the focal point for research and teaching on East Asia at Duke. APSI, founded in 1981, has fostered Duke’s strong intellectual engagement with the region for decades. The institute maintains a robust schedule of events on campus including an annual APSI Speaker Series, Cine-East Film Series, international conferences and forums for graduate students to share their work. APSI also regularly hosts visiting scholars from East Asia and administers the Duke Study in China intensive language program in Beijing. APSI graduate students are an integral part of the intellectual and social fabric that forms our community.
Being a Duke Student
As a student at Duke you will have unfettered access to all the resources of one of the nation’s most prestigious universities consistently ranked in the top ten. The university attracts some of the most renowned performers, speakers, public intellectuals and leaders to campus each year. Duke students have opportunities to participate in collaborative research, develop professionally, experience campus culture, enhance their wellness and tap into a global alumni network.
On an institutional level Duke has deep commitments to the East Asian region and is one of only three US universities to establish a fully accredited degree-granting campus in China. As Duke Kunshan University continues to burgeon as a hub for research and teaching, the Duke presence in Asia will only grow stronge
- Approaches and Practices in Second Language
- Research Contemporary China
- Traffic in Women: Cultural Perspectives on
- Prostitution in Modern China
- Chinese Media & Pop Culture
- Queer China
- Translation: Theory/Praxis
- East Asian Cultural
- Modern Chinese Cinema
- Global South and the Eastern Hemisphere
- Theories of Minority Discours
- 24 months
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- Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
- Statement of Purpose
- Three recommendations
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
- English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results
- Interview and/or a video introduction
- Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University
International60220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.
National60220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.
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