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Global China Studies - History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Economics, and Political Science

Duke Kunshan University

48 months
55880 USD/year
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This Global China Studies - History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Economics, and Political Science major from Duke Kunshan University prepares students to engage, work with, and understand China in the twenty-first century. 


Key Features

This Global China Studies - History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Economics, and Political Science major from Duke Kunshan University provides students with opportunities to gain deep historical knowledge of China in the ancient, pre-modern, and modern periods, while focusing on the place and impact of China in the world—past, present, and future. 

Students will be exposed to debates about China’s philosophical traditions and their force in shaping China’s history and present; the political dynamics of development, decision-making, and grassroots protest; the importance of religion, entrepreneurialism, innovation, and social networks in China and beyond its borders; and the role of digital media, visual culture, and the internet in everyday social, economic and political life.

This major recognizes that China has continually had a global presence for many centuries, deeply influencing people, cultures, technologies, ecologies and economies elsewhere in our world, and that its influence is now deepening even further as China prepares to become a major player in the realm of global politics and economics. This major will query the meanings of “China” as a nation-state, a region, and culture in a global setting, and provide students with a new set of analytical and critical thinking skills in order to purposefully engage the changing landscape of academics, business, government, policy, and the arts. This major has tracks in History, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

The major in Global China Studies prepares students for a world in which China—and Chinese firms, organizations, and individuals—are at the center of shaping the 21st century. It prepares international students for their lifelong engagement with China: its polity, economy, and society. It prepares Chinese students to navigate the wider world with a firm understanding of their own roots, their unique history and institutions, and the ability to see their own country as others see it. It prepares students for careers in business, the professions, and public service with a foundational knowledge of China’s global role, past, present and future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • From Empire to Nation
  • Modern Chinese Politics
  • Visual China
  • China's Economic Transition
  • The Factory: From Socialist Industrialism to World Assembly
  • History Methods and Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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136 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High academic credentials and passion for learning
    • Strong English language competency
    • Strong interest in Duke Kunshan's innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum
    • An adventurous spirit and creative thinking orientation
    • A demonstrated desire to have an impact and succeed in life
    • Excited at the unique leadership opportunity being a member of the inaugural class provides

Tuition Fee

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    55880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55880 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Kunshan

3980 - 6290 CNY /month
Living costs

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