East Asian

Program in Chinese History

At UCSB, three China specialists, Anthony Barbieri (ancient), Ya Zuo (middle period), and Xiaowei Zheng (late imperial and modern) work together to cover the long history of China. We train students to have a comprehensive understanding of Chinese history. We emphasize the importance of a comparative framework, skills in the digital humanities, and the ability to build connections beyond one’s immediate field, drawing upon philosophy, archaeology, art history, political science, and literature. As one of the few UC campuses that have a complete coverage from classical to modern China, we are highly collaborative and are deeply committed to train our students to be creative thinkers, meticulous researchers, and well-rounded scholars who will flourish in both research and professional development skills.
We will be accepting applications for the MA/PhD program in Chinese History for fall of 2021.

Program in Japanese History

The Japanese history program at UCSB trains students in early modern, modern, and postwar Japanese history. We emphasize close reading of sources, critical historiography, and comparative conceptual and historical thinking. Our students work closely with other faculty in the Department of History as well as the faculty in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies. We pride ourselves on our collaborative spirit and our commitment to students’ whole selves. 

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