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Master of Arts in China Studies
Brief Description
(Suspension of admission from the 2021 entry)

Candidates who are interested in China Studies are recommended to apply for the MA in Public Policy and Management - Governance in China Stream for the 2021 entry.

“The MA programme has become well-established and offers an excellent quality of teaching to the students. The teaching materials and handouts demonstrate conceptually-rigorous and empirically-rich content. There are many innovative class activities that encourage the students to think critically and apply concepts and their knowledge to analyzing contemporary problems and processes in China, including in Hong Kong.” Dr. Rachel Murphy, External Academic Advisor

- Exposes students to major theories and concepts of policy process and social analysis and the cutting edge knowledge in the field of China Studies
- Develops analytical and critical thinking skills
- Prepares graduates for careers in multiple areas where an understanding of China studies is beneficial
- Equips students with necessary tools for conducing further research into numerous aspects of China Studies


Programme Core Courses (18 credits)
Chinese Foreign Policy
Doing Research in China (2 credits)
Key Issues in Chinese Politics
MACS Capstone Project (4 credits)
State and Market in China
Theories of Government and Public Administration

Electives (9 credits) (Examples of electives include^)
China and the Developing World
Comparative Employment Relations
Contemporary Issues of Housing Management in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Social Change and Urbanisation in Contemporary China
The Asian Metropolis: Issues in Urban Management

All courses are 3 units unless stated otherwise in the parenthesis.
^ Not all the listed electives will be offered every year. The Department reserves the right to determine the offering list of electives.


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