XJTLU PhD Studentship – Monster Tales: The Abnormal in Imperial China
The Department of China Studies at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University invites applications from suitably-qualified candidates for a full-time PhD scholarship in the field of Chinese classical literature. The successful candidate will consider the cultural significance of the “monster” in traditional China through an analysis of the so-called zhiguai 志怪 tales or “accounts of the strange”. The project assigned to the doctoral candidate will complement the one undertaken by Dr Cesarino and Prof Goodman titled “Monster Tales: The Abnormal in Imperial China”, yet the student will be required to undertake his/her own independent research by focusing on a period of his/her choice between the Six Dynasties, the Tang/Song era (preferred) and the Qing dynasty.
Degree: The student will be awarded a PhD degree from the University of Liverpool (UK) upon successful completion of the program.
Funding notes: The PhD studentship is available for three years, subject to satisfactory progress by the student. The award covers tuition fees for three years (currently equivalent to RMB 80,000 per annum) and provides a monthly stipend of 5000 RMB as a contribution to living expenses. It also provides up to RMB 16,500 to allow participation at international conferences during the period of the award. It is a condition of the award that holders of XJTLU PhD scholarships carry out 300-500 hours of teaching assistance work per year. The scholarship holder is expected to carry out the major part of his or her research at XJTLU in Suzhou, China. However, he or she is eligible for a research study visit to the University of Liverpool of up to three months, if this is required by the project.
More information about this position can be found at
http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/assets/files/admissions/phd-projects/cns/RDF-17-02-40%20Cesarino%20Loredana%20PhD%20advert_CNS.pdf or https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=100118
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Loredana Cesarino (firstname.lastname@example.org), whose personal profile can be viewed at http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/departments/academic-departments/china-studies/staff