Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Concentration Profile: China Studies

This post is the fourth in an on-going series highlighting SAIS concentrations.
As China becomes increasingly influential on an international level, China Studies draws students from all around the world.  But what makes the China Studies concentration at SAIS unique among all the other China programs out there?  Dr. David M. Lampton, SAIS professor, Dean of Faculty, and Director of the SAIS China Studies Concentration, elaborates. Watch on YouTube.
To hear Professor Lampton discuss some of the challenges facing China today and what types of careers China Studies alums go on to pursue, click here.
In the video above, Professor Lampton mentions the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), a one-of-a-kind educational collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.  HNC offers both a one-year Certificate in Chinese and American Studies and a two-year Master of Arts in International Relations; both programs at HNC are conducted completely in Chinese.  In recent years, an increasing number of students are choosing to combine the HNC Certificate and the SAIS MA (in Washington, D.C.) through the 5-Semester Option.
For students studying China at the SAIS campus in Washington, DC, there are a number of opportunities beyond the classroom to enhance their experience, such as the SAIS China Forum (a monthly lecture series on China from various perspectives), an annual research seminar, internships, and study tours.
To learn more about China Studies at SAIS, please visit the China Studies webpage.
Thanks for reading!
– Erin Skelly Cameron, Associate Director of Admissions
To read previous entries in this series, please click here.