The PhD in Chinese Studies provides for the completion of a research thesis in a wide range of related topics in traditional Sinology and Han culture, as well as in Southeast Asian Chinese Studies, Malaysian Chinese Literature and Culture Studies. It aims to cultivate the ability of postgraduate students to analyse and solve specific problems through the mastering of the relevant research methods in the humanities and social sciences and will result in the cultivation of a specialist with solid, systematic, cutting-edge professional knowledge as well as a broad cultural vision and humanistic solicitude for society. Graduates can be engaged in creative academic research and professional teaching, and be qualified to work in institutions of higher learning, research institutions, the publishing field, and cultural organisations.
The duration of full-time study is 3 to 4 years. Students are required to attend all prescribed courses, including the Methodology in Chinese Studies and Directed Readings in Chinese Studies, and pass the Thesis Proposal Defence. PhD candidates are required to have one academic publication before the degree can be awarded.
The award of a PhD requires the submission of a thesis for examination at a viva voce (oral examination) by three examiners, at least two of whom are external to NEUC. The PhD thesis must be an original and substantial piece of work which makes a contribution to the relevant literature.
Who Should Join the Programme
This programme is intended for students who are interested in deepening their understanding of and research in Chinese classical studies, contemporary Chinese literature, Malaysian Chinese literature, Chinese language and dialects, contemporary China studies, and the social and cultural studies of Chinese communities.
Graduates of this programme may choose to become:
|Name||Field of Expertise|
|Dr MOK Soon Chong||莫顺宗 博士||Chinese Philosophy, Overseas Chinese, Education & Culture|
|Dr VOON Phin Keong||文平强 博士||Overseas Chinese, Southeast Asian Chinese Society|
|Dr LEE Kam Hing||李锦兴 博士||Southeast Asian Chinese Society, Chinese Enterprise, Chinese History|
|Dr WONG Ing Boh||黄永宝 博士||Southeast Asian Chinese Society|
|Dr NG Yean Leng||伍燕翎 博士||Classical Chinese Fiction, Modern/Contemporary Chinese Literature, Malaysian & World Chinese Literature|
|Dr LEW Bon Hoi||廖文辉 博士||Overseas Chinese, Southeast Asian Chinese Society, Chinese History|
|Dr TEY Shi Bin||郑诗傧 博士||Overseas Chinese, Cultural Communication, Classical Chinese Documentation, Classical Chinese Literature|
|Dr KOAY Su In||郭思韵 博士||Classical Chinese Literature, Thought & Culture|
|Dr PEK Wee Chuen||白伟权 博士||Overseas Chinese Area Studies, Intra-ethnic Relations among Chinese, Chinese Commercial Network, Chinese Epigraphy|
|Dr WONG Wai Shee||黃薇诗 博士||Contemporary China Studies, Malaysian Chinese Politics & Society, Social Movements|
|Dr LIM Su Hui||林素卉 博士||Chinese Dialect, Linguistics, Phonetics, Paleography|
|Dr WANG Rui Xin||王睿欣 博士||Chinese Education and Teaching, Educational Philosophy, Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia|
|Dr LIAW Siau Chi||廖朝骥 博士||Malaysia Chinese & Party Politics, Chinese & Nation Building|