Two-year fully funded MA at the National University of Singapore (deadline: 30 Nov)

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I'm recruiting an MA student to help me with my second book, Sinospheric Subjects, a history of Singapore-China-Taiwan cultural relations in the 1970s-80s. This two-year MA is fully funded by a Singapore Ministry of Education Social Sciences and Humanities Research Fellowship. Applicants should have a background in History or a related discipline and experience conducting archival research / fieldwork in Chinese languages. Being able to speak Hokkien or Cantonese, in addition to Mandarin, is a plus. The deadline for applications is 30 Nov (not the nonexistent date of 31 Nov in the ad -- oops!).
This is a great opportunity for persons thinking of doing a PhD who are interested in transnational Chinese networks, the intersection between culture and capitalism in the late 20th century Sinosphere, Southeast Asian Chinese societies, Reform Era China, and late stage martial law Taiwan, to name just a few of the larger themes and topics that the project engages with. Applicants' research interests don't have to fall squarely within the temporal and spatial boundaries of the project. For example, if they're interested in the 1950s-70s, or in Hong Kong and Malaysia, that's fine. "Culture" should be interpreted broadly to include everything from medicine to the performing arts to tourism to intellectual exchanges.
If you know any undergraduates or recent graduates who might be interested in this MA, do let them and me know! I'm happy to answer any questions they might have over email. The main supporting documents to submit are a CV, a 2-page (minimum) research proposal, and two "referee reports" (see
Chien-Wen Kung
Assistant Professor
Department of History
National University of Singapore