General Information
Unique features of the Programme
The programme encourages interdisciplinary research approaches. It provides training in Classical Chinese Literature, Classical literary theories, Chinese linguistics and philosophical thought, etc. The programme aims to foster critical thinking, research capability, multi-dimensional thinking as well as creativity in knowledge-making. 
  • 擁有相關領域的學士或碩士學位
  • 良好的中文及英文能力
  • Possess a bachelor or a master degree in relevant disciplines; and
  • Have excellent command of Chinese and English.


Prof. HO Cheung Wing

  • 古典詩歌 Classical Chinese Poems
  • 詞 Ci
  • 《詩經》Shi Jing
  • 《楚辭》Chu Ci
  • 賦 Fu
  • 駢文 Pian Wen


Prof. FU Cheng zhou  

  • 中國古代小說 Classical Novels of China
  • 宋元明清文學 Literature of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties 


Prof. CHEN Yun Feng 

  • 中國古代文學理論 Chinese Classical Literary Theory
  • 《文心雕龍Wen Xin Diao Long
  • 唐代文學 Literature of the Tang Dynasty 


Prof. YANG Ruowei 

  • 應用語言學 Applied Linguistics
  • 社會語言學 Sociolinguistics
  • 漢語作為二語教學 Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • 漢語語言學 Chinese Linguistics
  • 中國語文教育 Chinese Language Education
  • 中古漢語演變 Development of Chinese Language (after Tang)
  • 北方民族歷史、語言及文化 History and culture of Khitan and Jurchen


Dr. WONG Kwan Leung 

  • 戰國出土文獻 Unearthed Manuscripts in the Warring State Period 
  • 先秦、兩漢思想、文化 Thoughts and Culture in the Pre-Qin Period and the Han Dynasty
  • 先秦儒學 Confucianism in the Pre-Qin Period
  • 情感研究 Emotion Study
  • 中國古典小說 Classical Novels of China


Dr. WONG Ka Ki

  • 香港文學 Hong Kong Literature
  • 現當代中文文學 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • 中國現當代女性文學 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Women’s Literature
  • 二十世紀西方文學理論 Western Literary Theory in the Twentieth Century
  • 報刊研究 Periodicals Study


Dr. NG Kwan Kwan

  • 唐宋文學 Literature of the Tang and Song Dynastie
  • 古典詩歌 Classical Chinese Poems
  • 中國古代小說 Classical Novels of China
  • 杜甫研究 Du Fu Studies


Dr. CHEUNG Hei Yee Anthea

  • 中國古代思想史(先秦至魏晉) Ancient Chinese Intellectual History (between Pre-Qin and Wei-Jin period)
  • 《莊子》研究 Zhuangzi Studies
  • 郭象研究 Guo Xiang Studies
  • 先秦出土文獻 Unearthed Pre-Qin Texts
  • 淨土宗佛經翻譯 Pure Land Sutras Translating
  • 古籍英譯 Translation for Ancient Chinese Works
  • 翻譯理論 Translation Studies


Dr. HUI Kin Yip

  • 文學批評 Literary Criticism
  • 明清詩學 Poetic of Ming and Qing Dynasty
  • 明清詩文 Poem and Prose of Ming and Qing Dynasty
  • 明清小說及其批評 Fiction and its Criticism of Ming and Qing Dynasty
  • 書籍史與閱讀史 History of Book and History of Reading
  • 東亞漢籍與出版 East Asia Chinese Classics and Publishing

Online Application

Click here to access the online application.

1. Please prepare the following supporting documents for upload in order to complete your application form:
     - A recent, color, passport-size photo (i.e., approximately 40mm (Width) x 50 mm (Height) and show full frontal face with clear facial features.)
     - A copy of your HKID Card or other identification document
     - Copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications
     - A research proposal
     - A sample of writings (except MPhil / PhD in Psychology)
2. Applicants are required to pay an application fee of HK$200 by Credit Card (Visa or Master card) via the online payment system (a link will be sent to your email once the application form is submitted).
3. Official transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies should be directly sent to the Graduate School in a sealed envelope from the issuing universities.
4. Confidential recommendations from each of your two academic referees should be sealed by the referees and posted directly to the University within 2 weeks from the date of submission of your application.
5. An official score report of IELTS on English proficiency should be directly sent by examination bodies.
6. Applicants from the Mainland have to register for online authentication from the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) to verify their bachelor degree.
7. Incomplete application will NOT be considered.
8. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview by email one month after the closing of application.
9. If your application is unsuccessful, the form and all the supporting documents will be destroyed 8 weeks after the application deadline.

Paper Application

Click here to download the application form.

Your completed application should include following documents below:
i. a non-refundable application fee of HK$200 by crossed cheque (for local applicants) or a bank draft of $200 in Hong Kong dollars issued by a bank (for non-local applicants) made payable to “Hong Kong Shue Yan University” /「香港樹仁大學」with your name, identification document no. and contact phone no., written on the back* ;
ii. a completed application form with an affixed photo;
iii. a copy of your HKID card or your identification documents;
iv. copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications† ;
v. official transcripts of all tertiary level studies directly sent by universities (Copies of transcripts issued by HKSYU are accepted);
vi. an official score report of IELTS on English proficiency directly sent by examination bodies;
vii. a statement of purpose;
viii. a research proposal;
ix. a sample of writing (except MPhil/PhD in Psychology).

Please submit the application and all supporting documents with the programme acronym indicated on the envelope by mail or in person to:

Graduate School,
Hong Kong Shue Yan University,
Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemar Hill,
North Point, Hong Kong

*Acknowledgement of receipt will be issued by post two weeks after your application is received. Returned cheque will be regarded as an incomplete application.
†Applicants from the Mainland have to register for online authentication from the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) to verify their bachelor degree.

For enquiries

Tel: (852) 28067307

Head of Department: Prof. YANG Ruowei 

Programme Specific Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2806 7307
Fax: (852) 2806 8044
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