Postgraduate
Arts & Humanities
2-3 Years
(3 years )
Application fee: $150
About this course

The Research Institute of Anthropology in the School of Social Development, East China Normal University, was established in the autumn of 2011, and has now completed seven highly successful years of its existence


The graduate program in Social and Cultural Anthropology in the Research Institute of Anthropology at East China Normal University offers a 3-year MA program which may lead to the PhD. Our fields cover general socio-cultural anthropology and applied anthropology, with particular specialties and courses in the anthropology of food, visual anthropology, the anthropology of development, the anthropology of religion, ethnicity and minorities in China.


The MA program is centered on the core courses:

Cultural Anthropology, Anthropological Theory, and Anthropological Methods.

Major elective courses include:

Issues of Power and Religion; Anthropology of Money & Finance; the Anthropology of Food; Kinship; Visual and Media Anthropology; Economic and Environmental Anthropology.

Core courses cover: anthropological classics, the history and theory of anthropology, ethnicity and Chinese minorities, and the anthropology of Chinese society.

Other options in urban anthropology, anthropology of the state, and the anthropology of tourism are also available. The Institute also includes the Centre of Ethnicity and Development which concentrates research and teaching expertise in the areas of development and ethnicity.

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