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  1. Hello everyone! New user here. I find myself in a bit of an abnormal situation and would love to hear your thoughts. I'm interested in pursuing a quant-heavy PhD in a China-facing subfield (Comparative, IR, possibly Methodology). I have a 169V 167Q 5.5AWA GRE score and finished with a 3.9 undergrad GPA (magna cum laude, w/ highest departmental honors, Master's level courses etc) from a top 10 PoliSci department in the US. My honors thesis was China-focused and used text mining. While I'm confident in my undergrad background, my uncertainty lies with how my MA experience will be perceived. I'm doing my MA at a program called "Yenching Academy" at Beijing University, studying Politics/IR and Chinese Studies. The program is prestigious (very low acceptance rate) among China watchers, but many on admissions committees would understandably not be familiar with it. Thus, I'm entirely unsure how it will be interpreted. Do you think admissions committees will place much weight on my MA GPA, or instead focus on the undergrad one? Any ideas about how a MA in China, regardless of the circumstance, may be viewed? If I focus less closely on GPA, I can spend more time here working on Chinese fluency and garnering research experience, both of which would prepare me better for academia than my courses are currently. It's not clear to me which of these aspects will prove more important in a PhD application. I'm possibly overly paranoid that an inconsistency with my previous GPA (and because I know most MA programs inflate their grades) would raise eyebrows, making me unsure how to best allocate my time. What do you all think? Would also appreciate any evaluations regarding where the strength of my application may place me. Thanks for your time!
  2. Hello all, I need some advice. I am doing a PhD in Cold War History and after finishing my dissertation I intend to seek a second PhD in IR in the United States. My age is under 30 and my background is the following: -BA at a University in Southern Europe. -MA in Contemporary History at the same University (grade is 10/10). -PhD Candidate in Contemporary History at the same University. Archival research in many archives in the US, UK, Brussels and elsewhere. Visiting Researcher with full funding at top UK University. Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Columbia, sponsored by a top political scientist. I have published three book chapters and I work on two papers. I speak two foreign languages. I have no quantitative skills and have not taken the GRE yet. I am interested in doing research on China's foreign policy and security and I will try to take language courses in China. I would like to apply to: Columbia, UPenn and University of Michigan. I would love to work with Iain Johnston, but I consider Harvard impossible. Could anyone give me any honest feedback and/or useful advice? Thank you in advance!
  3. Hi everyone! It's beginning to look a lot like application season again and I've been wondering if there's anyone else out there applying to East Asian Studies programs? There must be, right?! I'm starting to get nervous (and excited) and would love to hear from others going through the same ordeal. I'm sure we'll all need to commiserate at some point, perhaps early and often My research interested are focused on pre-modern/medieval Japanese history and religion. The programs I'm most interested in are at Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago, and possibly UBC. I'm also trying to narrow down my list for other programs and will apply to a mix of MA and PhD programs. Been out of school a few years, too, so it's time to get my butt back in gear...I feel like I have so much work to do!! But enough about me, I hope to hear from you guys too What are you interests and where do you hope to go?
  4. Hey guys, I'm a masters student studying Chinese History. In particular, I am studying Manchu identity in the Qing dynasty. My goal is to continue on to the Ph.D level, and ultimately find a tenure-track job. I'm currently finishing up the third year of Chinese language classes and have an important decision to make this summer. This summer, I have been accepted to two language programs. The first being TUSA which is an almost fully funded two months immersive Mandarin program in Taiwan. The second being a one month Manchu language program in the US, aimed at getting scholars with no prior experience to document reading level. Unfortunately, the Manchu program has no funding, and in total will likely cost me 5000 dollars out of pocket ( including housing, transportation, and food). So far people have told me that Manchu language is such a rare skill, that having it on my C.V. will help make me highly competitive for top-notch Ph.D. programs. So my questions are which program should I choose? Does the benefit of learning Manchu outweigh a prestigious and fully funded Mandarin Program? Is Manchu language really the secret to acceptance at a top-tier program? I'd appreciate any advice you guys can give. '
  5. Think Global. Think China. About Guanghua School of Management Located in the beautiful campus of Peking University – China’s oldest and most prestigious institution – The Guanghua MBA program emphasizes the reality of doing business in China. Being one of China’s leading business schools, we are committed to the highest of academic standards. We strive to ensure that our students not only gain the tools and insights to excel in China’s competitive and ever-changing business environment, but also the fundamental skills and knowledge to become business leaders for the global society. Our advantage is that we are at the heart of China – aside from our main campus in Beijing, we have four core branch campuses across key geographical regions in China, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xi’an and Chengdu, with our sixth branch campus also under way and is set to be opened in China’s new economic zone, the Xiongan New Area. Professional success in China is rarely achieved alone – you will need more than just management skills. Here at Guanghua School of Management, we provide you with access to China’s leading academics as well as the most prominent social, business and political leaders to advance your career both in China and in the larger global landscape. Our Curriculum The Guanghua MBA program is taught through required core modules that provide a well-balanced general management education, and elective courses which enable students to tailor their education to their specific interests. Most core modules are taken in the first year, while the second year is structured to allow students to undertake internships and other professional projects alongside academic study. To better equip our students with the knowledge and skills to tackle complex problems in today’s rapidly changing economy, our curriculum is based on the MBA+ strategic concept in which we aim to provide a China-centric approach to better help our students understand the essence of doing business in China – from the economy to consumer behavior to culture. Under our MBA+ curriculum, we provide an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research that emphasizes on four key aspects to offer our students the tools to understanding China. Doing business in China is more than just management skills, and our curriculum reflects our mission to transform students into global leaders with a specialty in China business. 1. Academic Programs Program Language Duration Location IMBA (International MBA) English 2 years China FMBA (Full-time MBA) Chinese 2 years China PMBA (Part-time MBA) Chinese 2 years China Double Degree Programs Double Degree Programs (Two years, English) Partner Schools Location GSM-Columbia MSc School of Professional Studies, Columbia University China & USA GSM-McCombs MBA McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin China & USA GSM-UW MBA Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington China & USA GSM-Schulich MBA Schulich School of Business, York University China & Canada GSM-ESSEC MBA ESSEC Business School China & France GSM-WHU MBA WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management China & Germany ESADE-GSM MBA* ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University China & Spain GSM-ICS MBA Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University China & Japan GSM-SNU MBA Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University China & Korea GSM-Yonsei MBA Graduate School of Business, Yonsei University China & Korea GSM-NUS MBA National University of Singapore China & Singapore GSM- Taiwan University MBA College of Management, Taiwan University Beijing & Taipei ﹡ESADE-GSM MBA: Students must submit applications to both ESADE and Guanghua. Students are only admitted in to the double degree program when admitted by both institutions. ﹡Other Double Degree Programs: All enrolled MBA students can apply for Double MBA Degree Programs AFTER the new semester starts. 2. Admission Requirements a. Applicants must hold non-Chinese citizenship. b. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have relevant work experience. c. Competitive GMAT or GRE scores. 3. Expenses: 1) Application Fee: Non-refundable application fee of RMB ¥800 (payable online) 2) Tuition Fees: a) Academic Programs: Full-time MBA: RMB188,000 (approximately USD27,730, covers the whole program) Part-time MBA: RMB 298,000 (to be determined, approximately USD43,950, covers the whole program) Double Degree Program: Pay 1styear fees (RMB100, 000) to PKU and 2nd year fees to partner school. 4. Required Documents All application documents should be submitted online. A completed application includes: 1) Completed online application form: http://applymba.pku.edu.cn 2) Resume/CV (no more than 2 pages) 3) University degree and certificate 4) University transcript 5) Essays 6) Two recommendation letters submitted by reference 7) Scanned bank statement showing a balance of at least USD $50,000 (or in other currency equivalent to that amount) OR statement of corporate sponsor (if applicable) 8) Scanned passport page with personal information 9) Official GMAT or GRE score report 10) Certificate of new HSK Level 6 (total score: 225) or higher (only required for international candidates applying to the Full-time or Part-Time MBA Program taught in Chinese) *Items 2) -7) can ONLY be submitted in Chinese or English, and the application documents cannot be returned. 5. GMAT & GRE Code (Country code: CHN) Program GMAT code School Institution IMBA SVH-D6-03 Guanghua School of Management Peking University FMBA SVH-D6-61 PMBA SVH-D6-18 * Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical Writing and Integrated Reasoning scores should all be included. *To obtain more information, and to register for the GMAT test, please visit: www.mba.com GRE code School Institution 0618 Guanghua School of Management Peking University *To obtain more information, and to register for the GRE test, please visit: www.ets.org/gre Programs GMAT/GRE HSK IMBA (Full-time) ü FMBA (Full-time) ü ü PMBA (Part-time) ü ü *New HSK Test: Level 6 (Listening≥80, Reading≥75, Writing≥70), within 2 years of application deadline IMBA: Applicants with competitive GMAT/GRE scores can apply for IMBA. FMBA: Applicants with competitive GMAT/GRE and Regular Chinese Test (HSK) scores can apply for FMBA. PMBA: Applicants with competitive GMAT/GRE, and Regular Chinese Test (HSK) scores can apply for PMBA. 6. Application and Enrolment Procedure Stage 1 September, 2017 Online Application System Opens Stage 2 November 17, 2017 Deadline for Round 1 December 8, 2017 Deadline for Round 2 February 23, 2018 Deadline for Round 3 March 9, 2018 Deadline for Round 4 April 6, 2018 Deadline for Round 5 April 20, 2018 Deadline for Round 6 Stage 3 Late June, 2018 Official Admission Package Sent Stage 4 September 2018 (TBD) Enrollment & Registration *The final admission result will be issued by email within 1-2 weeks after the interview. *Each candidate will be invited to interview once on a round basis. 7. Official Offer Letter, Visa, Medical Examination Form, etc. The International Students Division of Peking University will issue the admitted foreign students an official Offer Letter and Visa Application Form (JW202) by the end of June. 8. Scholarship Various scholarships, ranging from merit-based, need-based, One Belt One Road, Chinese government and other awards, are granted to our admitted international candidates. For more information, please contact us via MBAintl@gsm.pku.edu.cn 9. Contact Information Specific Requirements, Interviews and Admissions: Attention to: Mandy Shuyi HUANG (Deputy Director, International Affairs) Mailing Address (Application Package): Room 212, MBA & MSEM Program Office Guanghua School of Management (Building 1) Peking University, Beijing 100871 P.R. China Tel: 86-10-62747009, 62747268, 62747289, 62747299 Fax: 86-10-62757754 E-mail: MBAintl@gsm.pku.edu.cn Website: http://mba.pku.edu.cn/english SKYPE: pku.mba.admission Stay tuned with us: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2oXmvtM Facebook: @GuanghuaMBA Instagram: @PKU_MBA Twitter: @PKU_MBA Youtube: PKUguanghua
  6. Type of Undergrad: Top 5 Chinese university with top 2 econ&poli sci departments in the countryMajor: EconomicsUndergrad GPA: 3.51Type of Grad: Top 2 IR programs in the US, strong econ focusGrad GPA: 3.83GRE: 169 V, 167 Q, 4.5 WAny Special Courses: Grad-level - Econometrics, Applied Econometrics (Cross-Sectional), Advanced International Macroeconomics, and a series of China studies coursesLikely Letters of Recommendation: One from program advisor (a highly renowned, though policy-oriented China expert, whom I worked with as an RA for one year); one from another professor in China field (got an A and impressed her with the final paper); one from undergraduate econ professor (co-authored two econ papers)Research Experience: One year RA in China studies as metioned above; three published dissertations in Chinese journals (one pure econ, one political economy, one political theory)Research Interests: Comparative, Chinese politics, Methodology Quantitative Skills: STATA, SPSS, planning to learn R before application Other: Currently working in China to fulfill a two-year home residency requirement stipulated by the scholarship I received for graduate studies (working in the financial industry, completely irrelavent to poli sci); will have two-year full-time work experience plus several professional internships presented on CV by 18Fall My main concerns: 1. Professional rather than truly academic training at grad school, as well as several years of work experience in non-academic/politics areas: will these hurt my chances and should I use a full section in SOP to stress on the explanation? 2. Writing sample: choose between several course papers during graduate years (better polished and formatted, but few quant method applied) and the undergraduate thesis (published, with basic econometric analysis, but the methodology could be somewhat flawed if it was subjected to greater scrutiny) Any thoughts/comments/advice would be much appreciated!
  7. Hi all! Wondering if there is anyone out there applying to EALC/EALL/other PhD's (or MA's) for Fall 2017 (ish)? I admit I've started my applications pretty late in the game, so was hoping to connect with anyone going through this. I have gone through past topics (EALC 2016 and East Asian Studies 2015) and both were very helpful, but it can't hurt to have some more updated information injected onto these boards. I'm also very willing to connect with anyone in PhD programs already! A little about me: I graduated in 2010 with a BA in EALL from Washington and Lee University (with minors in creative writing and dance) and received my MA in International Studies (with a focus on Chinese studies) from Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2013. Since then, I've worked in the non-profit sector in West China and NYC, and taught Mandarin (various positions, but I got an excellent experience as a lecturer of Chinese at a small liberal arts university, taught my first and only class of CHIN102 and loved it!). I want to apply to PhD programs in Chinese or EALL/EALC with the goal of becoming a professor of Chinese language and culture. My interests include: Chinese pedagogy, Translation history and theory, Microtranslations (subtitle translation), Modern Chinese history, Overseas Chinese history, Chinese American history, Chinese Humor in Pop Culture, Literature, and History The schools I'm looking at are: Columbia, Stanford, UC Berkeley, U Illinois - Urbana Champaign, UPenn, U Indiana Bloomington, SUNY Binghamton (translation studies PhD), Yale, and U Chicago --- (Also I am applying to the Columbia MFA writing program with special interest in their Literary Translation at Columbia focus) So far, I've gotten my recommendations down, GRE finished, and transcripts ordered -- but not much else. I've barely contacted any POI's and my writing samples/essays are all drafts of drafts. The first deadline I have is December 6th (Stanford), so it's time to buckle down... Although- this is giving me harsh flashbacks of applying to colleges over a decade ago... which is why I hope to connect with some people, so we can struggle through this whole thing together!
  8. Hello, everyone. We have reps from the Schwarzman Scholars program coming to my school later this month. According to their website, they pay for your tuition for a one year master program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. I know of Tsinghua as being a top university in China (I've heard it being compared to their version of MIT for excelling in STEM), so as far university brand, it sounds compelling, but I've never heard of this program. They have Michelle Obama and previous US Secretary of States all over their page. Any thoughts?
  9. Hey, we are currently looking for people who's willing to teach in China, if you are interested in pls contact me~ my email address is info@uniqtalents.com, see below: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Position: Intern Teacher About the Position We are looking for qualified and passionate teachers. Duration of Contract: 4.5 months; Working Hours: 25 hours/week; Location: China Requirement *Native English speaker; *NO NEED TEFL Certification; *Open-minded, good presentation & communication skills Benefits *Free apartment(single room) *Work meal *Health Insurance *Free travel *X2 visa sponsorship --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Position: Language Teacher around $1,500/m About the Position We are looking for qualified and passionate teachers. Duration of Contract: 1-3 years; Working Hours: 40 hours/week; Class hours: 25 hours/week Location: China Requirement *Native English speaker; *NO NEED TEFL Certification; *Open-minded, good presentation & communication skills Benefits *Free apartment(single room) *Work meal *Health Insurance *Free travel *Z visa sponsorship ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Position: Subject Teacher (Language, History, Geography, Maths, Physics,Chemical, Biology, Art, PE, Dance which related to ACT/SAT, MYP/IB, ALevel, IGCSE) around $2,000/m About the Position We are looking for qualified and passionate teachers. Duration of Contract: 1-3 years; Working Hours: 40 hours/week; Class hours: 20 hours/week; Location: China Requirement *Native English speaker; *NO NEED TEFL Certification; *Open-minded, good presentation & communication skills Benefits *Free apartment(single room) *Work meal *Health Insurance *Paid summer/winter vacation *Free travel *Z visa sponsorship
  10. Dear all, My situation: This June, I'm finishing my MA in History at my home university in Europe; in November 2015, I applied for a MA (research-oriented) degree in Asia; in February, I got to know that I was shortlisted; later, I got an offer to follow a one-year language program in China with funding. My issue: I look forward to study 1 year Chinese, but my potential advisor has told me already twice to have confidence and not to withdraw my application. My question: if I decide to withdraw my application anyways, will this significantly decrease my chances to get accepted into the same program in 1 or 2 years? Do I risk to be refused in the future due to, say behind-the-scene politics/ bad reputation or whatsoever? Good to know: - I want to learn Chinese to use it for further research - It's not possible to defer my enrolment for one year or so; I need to re-apply Thanks
  11. This question is probably best answered by former/current Fulbrighters: When you arrive to your host country, are you required to ‘check-in’ with anyone, for example, the Fulbright commission, US embassy, local police, etc.? Do you have to provide anyone with your local address (local within the host country, I mean)? I will be doing an independent research project, so I will not be an ETA or grad student. I ask because I’m a naturally pretty independent person, so just want to know how much people are going to be all up in my business during the grant period, to put it frankly. Also, if you are working on an independent research project—meaning you are not an ETA or grad student—how does the Fulbright commission track your whereabouts? I ask because even though I applied to Hong Kong, I definitely want to spend a significant amount of time on Mainland China doing research. However, according to the rules if you spend more than 2 weeks outside of your host country, they begin to dock your stipend. So...what happens if you just don’t tell them that you’ve crossed that itty bitty border line? How would they actually know? Thanks for any help you can provide! PS-I'd understand if you don't want to answer this question publicly, so feel free to just message me.
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