Research

Key Research and Graduate Research Areas
in Chinese Studies

The research strengths of this program are represented below. We welcome applications from prospective PhD and MA students wishing to conduct research on or related to the following key areas.

Chinese critical inquiry (Gloria Davies)
Chinese elite politics (Warren Sun)
Chinese intellectual history and culture (Gloria Davies, Warren Sun)
Chinese literary studies from the late nineteenth century to the present (Gloria Davies)
Chinese as an international language: pedagogy and policy (Hui Huang)
Contemporary History of the People’s Republic of China (Gloria Davies, Warren Sun)
Cyberdissent in the Chinese-speaking world (Gloria Davies)
Democratization in Taiwan and the East Asian region (Bruce Jacobs)
History of Taiwan (Bruce Jacobs)
Modern China: culture, politics and society (Gloria Davies, Bruce JacobsWarren Sun)
Second language acquisition; teaching Chinese as a heritage language (Hui Huang)
Taiwan politics and society (Bruce Jacobs)

Please note that LCL academics frequently co-supervise MA and PhD projects located in programs other than their own. If you intend to work on a project that straddles this and another discipline, we will organize the necessary complement of research expertise to meet your supervision needs.