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Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Chinese Cultural Studies

Organized by and run through the East Asian Studies Center,  Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Chinese Cultural Studies (GIS in CCS) offers graduate students a basic familiarity with scholarship on a culture that comprises roughly a quarter of the world's population and that promises to play a steadily increasing role in the 21st century.

Whether you're a graduate student interested in one particular disciplinary approach to China (such as Chinese history, Chinese art history, Chinese literature, Chinese anthropology, or Chinese politics) or a professional school student not majoring in Asian studies but interested in acquiring a basic familiarity with issues critical to working in or researching this part of the world, the GIS in CCS offers you an opportunity to gain what is sometimes a luxury in structured disciplinary graduate programs: the opportunity to make intellectual connections with faculty and students of related interests but from different disciplinary approaches. Such breadth of intellectual exchange—both in terms of content and mehodology—will certainly strengthen your research in your own field; but, more important, from a practical point of view, completing the program will better prepare you to assume responsibilities in positions that increasingly expect interdisciplinary qualifications.