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Chinese Society in Transition

Nanjing University

24 months
5000 USD/year
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Chinese Society in Transition from Nanjing University is aimed at helping students to gain insights into the changing Chinese society, the rich and diverse social life and people’s daily life through varied and vivid activities.


Chinese Society in Transition from Nanjing University will enable students not only to gain solid foundational theories and knowledge about multiple aspects of Chinese affairs clearly, but also to improve their critical and analytical abilities so as to understand and interpret Chinese society from perspectives of sociology, anthropology and psychology, especially the mechanisms that dominate social change, the trend and the far-reaching impact of such social change. After completing all course work and succeeding in thesis defense, students will receive a Master’s Degree in Law.

Students at Chinese Society in Transition from Nanjing University will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the changing Chinese society;
  • Learn to conduct in-depth research and analysis of Chinese society;
  • Become specialists and scholars on Chinese affairs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Chinese Society
  • State-Society Relations in China
  • Religion in Chinese Culture
  • Gender and Family in China
  • Economic Development in an Anthropological Perspective
  • New Media Technologies in China
  • Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Filmmaking
  • Demographic studies of family and aging 
  • Doing Empirical Research & Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens in good health.
  • Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or above and with an interest in the systematic and in-depth study of the Chinese society.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English should submit TOFEL or IETLS scores (minimal requirement: TOEFL 85; IELTS 6.0).
  • Applicants should be willing to learn Chinese and reach Level 3 of Chinese Language Proficiency Scales For Speakers of Other Language (Elementary Chinese) before graduation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 USD per year during 24 months.

RMB 35,000 per academic year

Living costs for Nanjing

4700 - 8000 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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