The two-year master's program provides a comprehensive introduction to the Chinese philosophy (Confucianism and Daoism), religions (Daoist religion, Buddhism and Christianity in China), and Chinese history and literature. In the second year, the program supports students as they conduct independent research on a topic of their choice. Upon the completion of the program, graduates will earn a Master of philosophy degree, as recognized
by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.
Courses for M. A. Program:
Students must complete 12 courses. In general, the students can complete 12 courses in the first 3 terms and leave the last term for their thesis.
CPCP's courses vary from year to year. Each term, the students must enroll in all the substantive courses offered. The students might also attend a weekly lecture series. Finally, all students should take at least one semester of Chinese language.
Introduction to Chinese Philosophy
Introduction to Chinese Literature
Daoism and Daoist Religion
Christianity in China
Contemporary Chinese Thoughts and Cultures
Chinese and Western Comparative Philosophies
Methodology in Chinese Culture Studies
Basic/Intermediate Chinese Language
In each spring semester, the first-year students will visit approximately ten cultural relics, museums and sites to gain a greater an appreciation and understanding of Chinese philosophy and culture. Previous destinations have included the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Confucian Temple, Haidian Church, etc.
In the second year, the students must finish their master thesis, which must be 30-50 pages in length, and defend it in front of their thesis committee. The students must work closely with their thesis advisor to define a focused topic and conduct the research.
1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport and under 40 years old
2. Hold a Bachelor degree or above
3. With recommendations of two associate professors or higher, providing a certificate of competence in English
. Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.
. Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.
3. Bachelor's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.
4. Transcript of undergraduate school
5. Two recommendation letters(optional)
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.
6. Certificate of English proficiency test
IELTS or TOEFl will only be required if the applicant is not a native English speaker.
. Personal Statement
Personal Statement with the applicant's signature, written in Chinese or in English. You can download a template or sample from here.
8. Copies of article or papers published
Sample copies of published academic articles, awards or other research outputs