Funded MA research, University of Alberta

Susanne Auerbach Discussion

Repost from H-Japan


Posted on behalf of David Quinter.


Funded MA Research, University of Alberta

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to opportunities for students to pursue a funded MA degree in East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta (in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada):

In particular for H-Japan members, students can specialize in diverse areas of Japan Studies under Drs. Anne Commons (Japanese literature), David Quinter (Japanese religions and East Asian Buddhism), Walter Davis (Chinese and Japanese art history), Yoshi Ono (Japanese linguistics and pedagogy), and Jeffrey Roberts (East Asian music). Comparative topics working with our colleagues in China and Korea Studies are also encouraged.

Graduates of our program have been admitted into PhD programs at Cambridge, Columbia, Harvard, Illinois, McMaster, Stanford, Toronto, UBC, USC, UCLA, and Alberta, among others. Former students are working in diverse academic institutions, including the Japan Foundation; University of Alberta; University of Calgary; and universities in China, Japan, Singapore, and the United States.

Tuition costs at the University of Alberta are very reasonable compared to those at other North American universities. In addition, we have been able to provide financial support, including teaching assistantships, to a high percentage of our MA students, in contrast to many programs that only fund PhD students.

Students can focus on any of the following areas:

Chinese Linguistics/Pedagogy

Chinese Literature

Chinese Art History

Japanese Linguistics/Pedagogy

Japanese Literature

Japanese Art History

Japanese Religions

East Asian Buddhism

East Asian Music

Korean Literature

Taiwanese Film


Our full list of faculty, their areas of specialization, and their contact information can be found here:

Students interested in any of these areas should feel free to contact the relevant professor directly.

For further information, please visit the graduate pages on our website:


And/or feel free to contact me:

Dr. David Quinter, Associate Chair, Graduate

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide in spreading the information about our MA program.



David Quinter


Associate Professor of East Asian Religions

Associate Chair, Graduate, East Asian Studies

Program in Religious Studies &

Department of East Asian Studies

3-31 Pembina Hall

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H8