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PhD Studentship - Hong Kong Post-war Colonial History

Nanyang Technological University - School of Humanities

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Singapore - Singapore
Funding for: International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 28th May 2021
Closes: 31st July 2021

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) will provide a fully funded PhD scholarship to a scholar with research interests in Hong Kong post-war colonial history in a global context. Applicants who have an interest in researching Hong Kong’s role during the Cold War, and/or state-society relations in colonial Hong Kong and/or environmental history in Hong Kong are particularly encouraged to apply. Ability to read Chinese sources will be advantageous. The project might suit a candidate aiming to work in the field of colonial and imperial history, East Asian history and global / transnational history. 

The School of Humanities at NTU is a dynamic, creative, and diverse community of scholars with research expertise in Literature, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, History, Philosophy, and Chinese Studies. The School also encourages interdisciplinary research in the following areas: Medical Humanities, Green Humanities, Gender and Diversity Studies, Intercultural Contact and Communication, and Southeast Asian Studies.

To learn more about Graduate education at the NTU School of Humanities, please visit our website.

Principle Supervisor: Assistant Professor Florence Mok, History, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Informal enquiries: Florence.mok@ntu.edu.sg

Eligibility: The successful applicant should have a first class or upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area. S/he should have, or be near to completing a postgraduate qualification such as a Masters degree or equivalent. An overall grade with merit in the dissertation is normally required.

Application procedure: Please apply in writing to Dr. Florence Mok at the Department of History via florence.mok@ntu.edu.sg with a formal research proposal of no longer than 2,000 words (including previous expertise in relation to this topic, a summary of some key literature, study aims and research method), a curriculum vitae, as well as a statement of no more than 1 page of your suitability for the studentship.

Application deadline: 31 July 2021

Start date: January 2022

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