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PhD in Aesthetics

Established in 1998, the Institute of Aesthetic and Critical Theory at Zhejiang University has been the pioneer of teaching and researching of aesthetics, arts and literature, with master's, doctoral and postdoctoral programs operated by a prestigious group of professors whose research has been published on journals listed on SSCI and A&HCI. The programs focus on contemporary aesthetic issues and an interdisciplinary study of the history of civilization and philosophy, establishing an independent and critical research institute. The programs are featured with interdisciplinary approaches to “aesthetics in a broad sense” embracing perspectives from the arts, philosophy, critical theories, anthropology, Marxist aesthetics, dramaturgy and criticism, political and ethical aesthetics, etc.


PhD in Global Communication

Global Communication is one of the strategic areas in the College of Media & International Culture at Zhejiang University. Many of the faculty members received their Ph.D. degrees from world-class universities in North America, Europe, Hong Kong and elsewhere. They have a strong publication record on internationally recognized journals and enjoy a high reputation both in China and abroad. The Ph.D. program in Global Communication at ZJU aims to attract M.A. graduates with great academic potential from all over the world and to equip them with rigorous academic training. The core courses in this program are taught in English. Doctoral students are expected to work with our faculty members on cutting-edge research topics with theoretical and practical implications and have the opportunity to study abroad in our oversea partner institutions for up to one year. The duration of doctoral study is normally 4 years.

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