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The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies (CCCS) welcomes applications from students wishing to study for a Doctor of Philosophy – Arts (Phd) in Chinese Studies by research

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Study with us

As the University of Melbourne’s hub for Chinese Studies, the Centre provides students with an interdisciplinary, collaborative and rigorous research environment to pursue their interests. Addressing the challenges and opportunities of the Asian Century necessitates a closer understanding of and partnership with China on a number of fronts. Understanding contemporary China is part of defining the contours of economic cooperation, such as through trade and investment and taxes; political collaboration such as effective diplomacy and sustainable security; and social connection through building peer-to-peer linkages and addressing shared social challenges such as an ageing population.

The Centre welcomes enquiries from graduate students with the requisite analytical skills in the social sciences who wish to pursue PhD thesis topics on contemporary China’s economy, politics, society and environment. Our team of early career and established researchers can supervise students on topics including economic development, public finance, public administration, governance, trade and security, social policy (health, education, housing), urbanisation (land use, zoning, rural-to-urban migration), agricultural development, environmental management and other topics.

Initial enquiries should be directed to china-centre@unimelb.edu.au.

More information about the Doctor of Philosophy – Arts

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Scholarships

Applicants should consider the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship and other scholarship opportunities available at the University. For more information please see the Scholarships Graduate Research Scholarships web page and the Faculty of Arts Graduate research scholarships web page.

Oriental Studies Trust Fund

The Oriental Studies Trust Fund – Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies Scholarship is a living allowance to be awarded annually to students who have applied for admission to or are currently enrolled in a PhD degree at the University of Melbourne on a topic related to public policy, economics and society related to Chinese public policy.

Applications for this scholarship are not currently open. For more information please email China Centre.

China Scholarship Council – University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Chinese Scholarship Council and the University of Melbourne to promote international collaboration and is awarded to citizens of the People’s Republic of China wishing to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the University of Melbourne.

More information can be found on the China Scholarship Council – University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship web page.

Taiwan Ministry of Education APEC Scholarship

The Ministry of Education in Taiwan is partnering with universities to offer a scholarship to students of the member economies of APEC for a PhD candidate or postdoctoral research fellow.

More information

Further details are available on the APEC Education Portal.
Enquiries should be emailed to australia@mail.moe.gov.tw

Chinese Studies Research Group

The Chinese Studies Research Group (CSRG) meets several times a year on Fridays to discuss and share ideas and experiences relating to researching China. We also hold regular Research Days to provide Chinese Studies researchers with the opportunity to share their knowledge.

Overview

The research areas of our participants are very broad and include, for example: Ming Dynasty history, contemporary politics, Buddhist writings, environmental management, traditional music, anthropology, Christian missionaries, applied linguistics, urban property, education, popular culture and media, etc.

The Group encourages all graduate students and academics, regardless of their disciplinary area, who are working on or researching on or about China to join as a member.

CSRG committee and contacts

President

Wendee Zhang
PhD candidate, School of Geography
Email: wenjingz8@student.unimelb.edu.au

Secretary

Yue Zhao
PhD candidate, School of Geography
Email: yuezhao4@student.unimelb.edu.au

Treasurer

Luke Yin
PhD candidate, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
Email: lukeyin966@gmail.com

Wendee Zhang
PhD candidate, School of Geography
Email: wenjingz8@student.unimelb.edu.au

Media officer

Linna Geng
PhD candidate, School of Civil Engineering
Email: lgge@student.unimelb.edu.au

Program officer

Bruce Nan
PhD candidate, School of BioSciences
Email: b.nan@student.unimelb.edu.au

Committee member

Luke Yin
PhD candidate, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
Email: lukeyin966@gmail.com

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