China-related studies form an important element in a range of specialisations offered by the School of Humanities and Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. These specialisations include history, linguistics, literature, anthropology and philosophy. The school is made up of the Division of Humanities and the Division of Social Science. Both divisions offer postgraduate degree programmes including Master of Arts (MA), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Three Master programmes are based on coursework. 'Our postgraduate programmes are interdisciplinary in nature. That is why ours is called a division and not a department,' says Professor Samuel Cheung Hung-nin, the head of the Division of Humanities. His specialisations include Chinese linguistics, Cantonese dialect and vernacular Chinese fiction. Professor Cheung notes that the integrated curriculum facilitates a 'dialogue' among the various disciplines offered by the division including literature, linguistics, history and anthropology, and philosophy and religion. The division's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Humanities programme reflects the major emphasis on research related to China. Students of literature will focus primarily on Chinese literature from comparative, interdisciplinary or theoretical perspectives. Students of linguistics will focus their research on Chinese linguistics, including phonology, dialectology, morphology and historical grammar, or on Sino-Tibetan linguistics from a historical perspective. Those studying history and anthropology have the option of choosing as a concentration: pre-modern China (especially from Ming to Qing), modern China (since late Qing), and cultural anthropology and social history. Students in cultural anthropology will focus their research primarily on southern China. Students in philosophy and religion will focus their research on at least one of the following areas: Chinese, Asian, Western and comparative philosophy and/or religion. The Division of Social Science offers postgraduate programmes including modern Chinese politics, China's economic reforms, Chinese business enterprise, Chinese social psychology, nationalism - social science perspectives, social research methods, sociological theory, environmental management, and personality theories and research.