Postgraduate Research in Chinese Studies

Chinese Studies has a long and multifaceted history with rich traditions of philosophy, literature, art and religion. With its dynamic economy and changing society, China is also playing an increasingly important role in international affairs. Chinese Studies offers postgraduate research students the opportunity to examine China's history, society, culture, language and politics. Academic staff specialise in a number of broad interdisciplinary areas including: the political and social organization of modern China, modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film (particularly tensions between regionalism and cosmopolitanism); Ming and Qing history; Chinese environmental and gender history; the language and literature of the formative pre-Han period (5-1c BCE); and, the structure and history of Chinese language.

Staff research interests represent the disciplines of cultural studies, history, linguistics, literature, political science and sociology. To find out more, visit the Department of Chinese Studies Academic Staff page.

Postgraduate research students have access to the special Asian collection in the Fisher Library.

For more information, visit the Department of Chinese Studies website.

Chinese Studies postgraduate research programs

Click on the relevant link below for information about admission requirements, fees and how to apply.


Chair of Department

Wei Wang
Phone Number +61 2 9351 4938
Web Staff Page
Address Room 650
A18 - Brennan MacCallum
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Josh Stenberg