Shanghai University
Contemporary Chinese History

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Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 3 Years
Hours/Week: 22 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Sep. 2018
Applocation Deadline: May 31,2018
Tuition Fee: CNY 26000 per year
Application Fee: 70 USD (Non-Refundable)

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REQUIREMENTS

  • 1. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
  • 2. Be in good health condition and above the age of 18.
  • 3. With reliable financial support and custody.
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Program Description

1. Cultivation Aims
Each subject such as Chinese Modern and Contemporary History, Chinese Ancient History, World History and Specialism History, is led by the well-known professors with their academic colleagues. Each group maintains exchange with other universities. The articles they have done have the effect both internal and external. Recently they are endeavoring in deepening the acknowledge in History in the view of more dimensions in other subjects and surveying new area. The program aims to cultivate qualified personnel who are well developed with the ability of independent analysis and problem solving.
2. Duration of the Program
The program generally lasts three years.
3. Research Directions
Major Research Direction
Chinese Modern and Contemporary History 1.History of Internal and External Relations
2.History of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Thought
3.History of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Community
4.History of Republic China
Specialism  History 1.History of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Thought
2.History of Chinese Ancient Thought
3.History of Chinese Religion
Chinese Ancient History 1.Research on Ancient Civilization
2.Ancient Politics and Culture
3.Archeology and Museum
World History 1.History of Western Society and Culture
2.History of Nation and District
3.History of International Relations
4.Course Content (as listed below)
Category
Course Number
Course Name
Period
Credit
Term
Remarks
Academic Degree Courses Political Theoretical Course 
001000701
Theory and Practice of Scientific Socialism
30
2
1
 
001000703
Selected Reading of Marxist Classics
60
3
2
First
Foreign Language 
001000704
Public English
100
3
1, 2
 
021000701
Professional English
40
2
4
Basic and Specialized Course 
021103701
Theories and Methods of Historical Study
40
4
1
For all Majors
021103702
Writing Skills and Criterions for Essays of History Studies
40
4
3
For all Majors
021103703
The History of Modern Thoughts
40
4
3
For Chinese Modern and Contemporary History and Specialism  History
021103704
Theoretic and Methodology for Religion Research
40
4
1
For Chinese Modern and Contemporary History and Specialism  History
021103705
History of Chinese Archeology
40
4
3
For Chinese Ancient History
021103706
An Introductions to primary Chinese History Literature
40
4
1
For Chinese Ancient History
021103707
The Study of Ancient and Medieval History
40
4
1
For World History
021103708
The Study of Modern and Contemporary History
40
4
2
Required courses Literature Reading Seminar 
021103901
Academic Reading on The History of Modern and Contemporary China Social Thought
40
4
4
For Chinese Modern and Contemporary History, Specialism  History and World History
021103902
The Latest Productions and Theoretic of The Research on Modern and Contemporary History in China
40
4
3
021103903
The Frontal Researching Issues of Modern and Contemporary History Internal and External
40
4
2
021103904
The Study of Republic of China
40
4
4
021103905
The Chinese Modern Thought Trend
40
4
3
021103906
History of Chinese Christianity
40
4
3
021103907
Communication of Modern China and West
40
4
3
021103908
Study of  Ancient Chinese Political System
40
4
3
For Chinese Ancient History and Specialism  History
021103909
Archeology of Ancient China
40
4
4
021103910
Philology before Qin Dynasty
40
4
2
021103911
The Study of Chinese Historical Geography
40
4
3
021103912
The Study of Chinese Thought History
40
4
3
021103913
An Introduction to Sinology
40
4
2
021103914
General Review of Culture Study
40
4
2
021103915
Tradition of Ancient Greece and Rome
40
4
2
For World History
021103916
The History of Medieval Western Social-Cultural History
40
4
3
021103917
The Modern Western Social-Cultural History
40
4
3
021103918
The Study of American History
40
4
4
021103919
Study on Jewish Culture
40
4
4
021103920
Seminar on Modern and Contemporary International Relations
40
4
2
Academic
Seminar 
 
 
 
2
 
 
5. Research and Thesis
5.1 After requiring all the credits, candidates are eligible for conducting research on their theses.
5.2 Candidates must present their topics and writing plan in their second year under the guidance of their supervisors, and then conduct thesis preliminary conference. 3 to 5 deliberate members at least 3 professor or associate professor must be presented. The topic and content must obtain  some academic or practical value.
5.3 During the theses writing, candidates should take an active in their supervisors program to enhance the ability in theoretical and research. The thesis should be conducted in accordance with "The Quantification Index on Research Achievements of Shanghai University for Master's and Doctoral Candidates."
5.4 After having finished the theses and obtaining the approval of three professor including the candidate's supervisor, the candidate can have the chance of debate given by experts.
5.5 The completed theses should be assessed degrees conferred in accordance with "Regulations Concerning Academic Degrees in the People's Republic of China." And "Rules Concerning Academic Degree in Shanghai University."

Entry Requirements

1. Undergraduate graduation, hold a Bachelor's Degree
2. HSK 6
3. Aged 18 - 40

Application Materials

1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  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
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.

7.  Certificate of Chinese language education
For applying Chinese-medium programs.

8.  Study plan
Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief. (at least 1 A4 page)

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