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Global Cultural Studies - Literature and History

Duke Kunshan University

48 months
55880 USD/year
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Global Cultural Studies - Literature and History at Duke Kunshan University is an interdisciplinary field of research and teaching that investigates the forms of life and culture produced in today’s interconnected world. 


Combining the strengths of the social sciences and the humanities, and drawing on methods and theories from literary studies, cultural anthropology, history, sociology, media studies, film studies, communications, economics, etc., the Global Cultural Studies - Literature and History program at Duke Kunshan University explores ways in which “culture” creates and transforms individual experiences, everyday life, social relations and power. With its attentiveness to power relations, hegemony, inequality and diversity, Cultural Studies has a productive role to play in building a better world. Put simply, Cultural Studies is not just an abstract academic field but a production of knowledge that has real world implications.

Key Features

Focusing on the practical and theoretical issues arising from cross-cultural encounters around the world, Cultural Studies examines conventional cultural products (literature, film, visual art, music, social media, new technology, etc.) and also their broader political and social contexts (colonialism, modernity, capitalism, etc.). In today's era of economic globalization and neoliberal restructuring, the language of culture is increasingly heard in debates about issues as diverse as nationalism, political conflicts, human rights, immigration, trade, the environment, media, literacy, and education. In the new millennium, increasing students’ capacity to live with and understand the heterogeneity and flux that characterize global flows of people, culture, and capital is of paramount importance. The major in Global Cultural Studies has tracks in Literature and in History and imparts students with skills and competency in critical thinking, cultural analysis, and communication for careers in education, creative industry, NGOs and international business and law.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Comparative Studies
  • Culture and Industry
  • Empires and Culture
  • Gender and Globality
  • Migration, Inequality and Culture 
  • Critical Inter-Asia: Rethinking Local and Global Connections

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
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Living costs for Kunshan

3980 - 6290 CNY /month
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