Call for Applicants: Funded MA Research, University of Alberta

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

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), and Kaori Kabata and Yoshi Ono (Japanese linguistics and pedagogy). Comparative topics in China and Korea Studies are also encouraged.

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

Tuition costs at the University of Alberta are very reasonable compared to those at other North American universities. In addition, there has been financial support, including teaching assistantships, for a high percentage of our MA students, in contrast to many programs, which 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
  • Korean Literature
  • Taiwanese Film

A 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 the website:

or contact:

Dr. Yoshi Ono, Associate Chair, Graduate

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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