- M.A. in Chinese History from Columbia University
Ziyao Ma received his M.A. in Chinese history from Columbia University, where he did his master's thesis on the technical aspects of the civil service examinations from the Song Dynasty onwards. He will forward his research in his Ph.D. studies by focusing on the interaction between classical learning and the literary discourses in late imperial China, with a broader interest in the intellectual interconnection of the Inner Asian and the East Asian world. Upon finishing his summer Japanese language training at the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Ma is now looking forward new challenges and inspirations at Princeton.