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Comparative Modernization
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Overview

The International Graduate Program in Comparative Modernization (GCM) resides within the School of Marxism(also named as School of Social Science Education)in East China Normal University. The School of Marxism in ECNU has built strong academic traditions and has accumulated invaluable expertise and experiences.  Renowned for her excellence and leading role in social science research and education, she has achieved  A class In the fourth round of national subject assessment. Many of her graduates have become senior scholars and practical leaders. Most of the faculty has been awarded National Science Fund, has undertaken state-level and provincial-level academic projects, published numerous academic books, monographs and journal articles, as well as, achieved various research prizes. In 2015,  International Communication Center for the Achievements of Marxism’s Sinicization was  established by our faculty, which is made up of many bright experts in their fields, including philosophy, history, politics, economy, law and education.

GCM offers overseas students the opportunity to study modernization and related social science while living in China’s largest city, Shanghai. GCM recruits students from all over the world, fostering a unique and multidisciplinary and multinational environment in which diverse background would enhance rigorous academic study. It will systematically open a series of courses mainly for foreign students to study the concept and practice of modern transformation under global vision .The project will particularly lead overseas students to better understand the ideas of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the great achievements of reform and opening-up. It is dedicated to the transmission of Chinese voice, to establish the Chinese discourse, to display the achievements of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and cultivate international forces conducive to China's development.

The teaching staff has a multidisciplinary background, including political science, philosophy, history, economics, law and other disciplines. Most of the prospective instructors have more than one year of overseas study or work experience. They have built a solid professional foundation and a broad international perspective, and can communicate with foreign students smoothly and offer all-english courses. More than 10 teachers of  the School faculty have joined the program, including Gu Hongliang, Gong Yongmei, Xu Ruifang, Yao Xiaona, Chen Rong, Ye fangxing, Xu feng, Hong Yanni, He Songxu and so on. In addition to the full-time teachers listed in the form, the project team has invited some distinguished professors at home and abroad to participate in the program. Also some outstanding teachers have agreed to offer courses or hold special lectures.

Distinctive Features

* Combination of China’s focus and global comparison.

* Integration of coursework, research and practice.

* Close contact with the frontier of China’s reform development.

* Training for multidisciplinary and multinational competencies.

* Supervision by advisory panel constituting of eminent scholars.

* Financial support available from government scholarship schemes.

* Opportunity of staying in China for employment after graduation.

* Admission to the national key school in the top university in China.

* Program based in Shanghai, a promising international metropolis. 

Application Requirements

 

MA program

PhD program

1

Application form*

Application form*

2

CV (no more than 2 pages)

CV (no more than 4 pages)

3

Bachelor degree in philosophy, law, history or other related fields (final year student can provide a certificate confirming impending graduation)

Master degree in philosophy, law, history or other related fields (final year student can provide a certificate confirming impending graduation)

4

Official academic transcript of undergraduate study written in English or Chinese sealed with official stamps

Official academic transcript of postgraduate study written in English or Chinese sealed with official stamps

5

Transcript of overall band 6.0 for IELTS Academic Test; or 80 for IBT TOEFL obtained within the past two years (English native speakers can be exempted from this requirement)

Transcript of overall band 6.0 for IELTS Academic Test; or 80 for IBT TOEFL obtained within the past two years (English native speakers can be exempted from this requirement)

6

Personal statement with a length of no more than 600 words **

Personal statement with a length of no more than 800 words **

7

Research proposal with a length of at least 1500 words

Research proposal with a length of at least 2000 words

8

One confidential recommendation letters written by referees with associate professorship or higher qualifications, issued within the recent 3 months

Two confidential recommendation letters written by referees with associate professorship or higher qualifications, issued within the recent 3 months

9

Copies of published articles (desirable but not compulsory)

Copies of published articles (desirable but not compulsory)

10

Health examination report generated within the recent 6 months

Health examination report generated within the recent 6 months

Notes for applicants

Please fill in the application form online

** The contents of the personal statement should include (but not limit to):

1. Applicants’ reasons for choosing this program;

2. Learning and/or working experiences that are relevant to their pursuits.

Degree & Condition for Application

The candidates for Master Degree are required to meet the requirements for Chinese Language, academic credits for course study (at least 24 credits) and dissertation (at least 30 thousand English words, 6 credits). The candidates for PhD Degree are required to meet the requirements for Chinese Language, academic credits for course study (at least 15 credits) and dissertation(at least 120 thousand English words).Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a Master Degree or Doctor Degree as recognized by the Education Ministry of People’s Republic of China.

Language For the Program

The candidate are required to learn Chinese at least for 2 semesters. The language for instruction and dissertation in GCM is English.

Schooling period

2-5 year Master & 4-6 Year PhD

The two-year master program provides a comprehensive introduction to the ideology, movement and reform of modernization, and also discuss the history, economy, politics, law, society, and foreign policy related with modernization in global sphere. In the second year, the students should conduct research on a topic of their own choice. The 4-6 Year PhD program provides deeper research based on the study for master degree. The students are required to publish academic papers besides course study which will mostly be finished in the 1st year.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements

MA Program

PhD Program

Normative/Maximum Period of Study

2 years/5 years

4 years/6 years

Coursework

Academic degree course (Required)

6

5

Academic degree course (Optional

 course)

2

 

Basic courses for degree (Required)

4

≥5

Professional courses (Required and Optional)

≥10

≥9

Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary optional courses

2

2

Total course credits

≥24

≥20

Dissertation

30, 000 words

(6 credits)

120, 000 words

Total credits

 

Credits required for master degree: ≥30

 

Credits required for doctoral programs: ≥20

Proficiency in Chinese

HSK Level Three or Pass in Equivalent Tests

Notes:

* The setting of credits for doctoral studies in this project complies with the special requirements of the discipline of Marxist theory.

* The school's basic requirements for the credits of the doctoral training program courses are divided into three categories: ordinary doctoral students≥13, postgraduates and PhD students≥23, and direct PhD students≥22. This application refers to the general doctoral training program.

* Non-degree courses: students have the right to choose courses other than those required by the training plan, and the credits obtained shall be credited as non-degree courses.

* According to the university's regulations, international doctoral students studying abroad can be exempted from compulsory courses such as Chinese Marxism and contemporary, the first foreign language, and replaced with general situation of China or introduction to Chinese civilization, Chinese language and other relevant courses.

Courses for the GCM MA Program

Category

Course Title

Credit

Courses within program

Required

Global Comparison of Modernization Models

2

The Path to Modernization with Chinese Characteristics

2

Modern and Contemporary History of China

2

the study of contemporary Chinese economic reform

2

Optional

 

the Theory of Contemporary Chinese Political Construction

1

Innovation in Social Governance in Contemporary China

1

the Modernization of Legal Civilization

1

 Social Investigation in China: Fieldwork Experience

2

The Socialist Thought with Chineses Characteristics

2

Research on the Basic Principles of Marxism

2

Foreign Literatures on China's Modernization

2

Citizenship and Political Education

2

International Comparison of ecological modernization

2

The Reform of Laws and Modernization of Social

2

The Modernization of the Theory on Social Justice

2

Research Methods for Social Science

2

The Stories in Modern China

2

Courses beyond  program

Optional

English-instructed courses offered by other international MA/PhD programs in Contemporary China Studies,
International Governance and Business, Political Sciences, etc.

TBD

Courses required by ECNU

Required

Chinese Language

4-6

Chinese Civilization

2

* The courses are subject to change according to adjustments by the University’s policy.

Courses for the GCM PhD Program

Category

Course Title

Credit

Courses within program

Required

Global Comparison of Modernization Models

2

The Path to Modernization with Chinese Characteristics

2

Marxist Theory and Its Sinicization

2

Optional

 

the Theory of Contemporary Chinese Political Construction

1

Innovation in Social Governance in Contemporary China

1

 Social Investigation in China: Fieldwork Experience

2

the Modernization of Legal Civilization

1

The Socialist Thought with Chineses Characteristics

2

Research on the Basic Principles of Marxism

2

Foreign Literatures on China's Modernization

2

Citizenship and Political Education

2

International Comparison of ecological modernization

2

The Reform of Laws and Modernization of Social

2

The Modernization of the Theory on Social Justice

2

Research Methods for Social Science

2

The Stories in Modern China

2

Courses beyond  program

Optional

English-instructed courses offered by other international MA/PhD programs in Contemporary China Studies,
International Governance and Business, Political Sciences, etc.

TBD

Courses required by ECNU

Required

Chinese Language

4-6

Chinese Civilization

2

* The courses are subject to change according to adjustments by the University’s policy.

 Note:

* Each semester, students will enroll in at least 3 core courses offered. First- year students are required to attend regular lecture series.

* The course list shows the regular course offerings. Please note that this list is not final as GCM courses would vary slightly based on the latest trend and development in the world.

* In addition, a selection of optional courses from other departments in ECNU is also available to CMG members.

* GCM is supposed to invite speakers with different expertise to give students independent lectures. The lectures would cover a broad variety of topics and the exact lecture topics would depend on availability (and travel schedules) of invited speakers, as well as availability and access to institutions and sights.

Interview

Between mid March – mid April

Core Faculty 

Teaching Staff from the Faculty of Education

Name

 More information

GU Hongliang

 PhD. Professor, Dean of School of Marxism.

GONG Yongmei

 PhD. Associate Professor in History & Modernization

XU Ruifang

 PhD. Associate Professor in Citizenship & Education

CHEN Rong

 PhD. Professor in laws & Social Regulation

YAO Xiaona

 PhD. Associate Professor in Philosophy of Ecology

YANG Liping

 PhD. Associate Professor in History of Modern China

YE Fangxing

 PhD. Associate Professor in Sociology & Education

XU Feng

 PhD. Majoring in Philosophy

HE Songxu

 PhD. Majoring in Politics & Economy

Wu Yuanyuan

 PhD. Majoring in History

Su Jiming

 PhD. Majoring in Political  Economy

Contact Information

Global Education Center,ECNU

Add: Room 253, Physics Building, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai, China

Tel: +86-21-6223 2013

Fax: +86-21-6223 8352

Master: Cassie ZHU (xnzhu@gec.ecnu.edu.cn)

Ph.D.: Ying YIN (yyin@ied.ecnu.edu.cn)

School of Marxism

Tel: 86-21- 5434 5062

E-mail: ecnugcm@163.com

ECNU School of Maxism: http://mks.ecnu.edu.cn

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