Graduate Program in Chinese Literature and Culture

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Welcome

UW-Madison’s Chinese Literature and Culture program is one of the leading programs in North America. Our program offers both the M.A. degree and the Ph.D. degree in Chinese literature and culture. Professors Nicole Huang, Rania Huntington, Mark Meulenbeld and William H. NienHauser, Jr., mentor students in most eras and genres of traditional and modern literature and culture. Training is especially strong in close reading of early poetry, T'ang tales, philology, visual culture studies, transcultural East Asian studies, Daoism, religion, literature of the supernatural, Ming and Qing narrative and drama, memory in literature, translation, and application of modern Western theory. The faculty value close interaction with graduate students in research projects, through a Sinological Circle held in faculty homes in which faculty or graduate students present papers for discussion, followed by refreshments, and in regular informal discussions.

The program has also sponsored the journal Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR) since its inception in 1989.

The nearly fifty Ph.D.s who have graduated from our literature and culture program since its inception in the early 1960s have been provided the kind of solid background in texts and theories that have allowed them to find positions at Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Ohio State, Princeton, Wisconsin, Yale, and many other noted institutions in the U.S. and abroad. 

Our literature and culture program encourages students to study with well-known experts in programs such as history, Asian American studies, communication arts, English literature, political science, and women's studies.

University fellowships, project assistantships, and teaching assistantships are offered to support graduate students. An intensive mentor program supervised closedly by our language instructors prepares all graduates for teaching modern Chinese.

We look forward to your inquiries and applications.

The deadline for the University Fellowship consideration: December 1st
The deadline for Teaching Assistantship consideration: January 15th
The deadline for admission consideration: April 15th

 

William H. NienHauser, Jr., Professor
Nicole Huang, Professor
Rania Huntington, Associate Professor
Mark Meulenbeld, Associate Professor

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