LiMo Posted May 3, 2015 at 06:55 PM Report Share Posted May 3, 2015 at 06:55 PM Hi guys, I'm set to take a course in Chinese studies this year and I was wondering if anyone else on the forums has pursued an academic career in some aspect of Chinese culture, particularly social research. I'm still unsure what this degree will lead to in career terms but I'm seriously considering academia. This being the case, my specific questions are: What level of China related academic study have you completed? What were the benefits of this? If you are currently involved in an academic career what is your impression of job prospects and work culture, e.g. I have heard that research in the natural sciences is increasingly dominated by the chase for grant money and freedom to pursue personal research interests is very limited, is this also the case in your experience of China related research? (considering that STEM subjects are considered more productive/profitable could it actually be worse in the humanities?) Regarding language ability: How much emphasis is put on production e.g. at a high academic level is it often required for one to speak and write at near native fluency or is it much more important to be able to understand such things but not necessarily produce them yourself? (I suspect this question is very subject specific but I'm throwing it in anyway ) Thanks guys! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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