Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies (Honours) (N/227/6/0003 ● MQA/FA5303)


Medium of Instruction: English and Chinese

Intakes: February, April, September

Duration: 3 years

The Chinese Studies programme at Xiamen University has a long history of scholastic excellence since its establishment in 1921. Famous scholars such as Lu Xun and Lin Yutang were once the teaching staff of this programme. We are supported by the Humanities College, which consists of 9 research institutes and 15 research centres. The college publishes a number of high quality academic journals, such as China's Social and Economic Historical Research and Taoism Research. It has been accorded the honour of being the "National Talents Training and Research Base for Fundamental Studies in Humanities" and the "National Quality Courses" provider by China's Ministry of Education, and has evolved to become the torch-bearer in the provision of education in the fields of Chinese linguistics, literature, history and philosophical studies.

Our programme at Xiamen University Malaysia Campus aims to produce graduates who are proficient in Chinese, possess an in-depth understanding of Chinese literature, history, philosophy and culture, and are capable of transferring theoretical knowledge into practical applications. We expect our graduates to find gainful employment in the spheres of education, mass media, commerce and culture.

Programme Highlights
  • A comprehensive programme encompassing Chinese language, culture, history, and philosophy.

  • An excellent team of faculty members from renowned universities in China and other countries throughout the world.

  • A distinctive educational approach combining knowledge with applications.

  • A unique opportunity to study Chinese in Malaysia, and to study China in Xiamen.

  • A seamless pathway to postgraduate studies at XMUM or XMU China.

Main Courses Offered

Major Core Courses

Chinese Language 现代汉语

Introduction to Chinese History 中国文化导论

Introduction to Chinese Philosophy 中国历史导论

History of Chinese Literature Part One: Pre-Qin to Tang and Wudai 中国文学史1:先秦至唐五代

History of Chinese Literature Part Two: Song to Qing Period 中国文学史2:宋元明清

Introduction to Literary Theory 文学概论

Introduction to Linguistics 语言学概论

Classical Chinese 古代汉语

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature 中国现当代文学

Research Methods 研究方法论

Thesis 毕业论文


Major Elective Courses

Introduction to Chinese Culture 中国文化导论

Prosperous Tang Dynasty: Politics and Society 大唐盛世:政治与社会

Technology and Culture: Science Fiction, Video Games and Social Media 科技与文化:科幻电影、游戏与社交媒体

Advanced Chinese: Enriching Vocabulary, Phonetics and Grammar 高级汉语(上)

Advanced Chinese: Upskilling Rhetoric, Reading and Writing 高级汉语(下)

Chinese Grammar 汉语语法

Chinese Characters 汉字学

Chinese Lexicology 汉语词汇

Korea Language and Culture 韩语与文化

Introduction to Global Mandarin 全球华语导论

Topics in Overseas Chinese 华人华侨专题

Critical Thinking 批判性思维

Selected Works of Classical Chinese Literature Part One 古代文选1

Selected Works of Classical Chinese Literature Part Two 古代文选2

Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism 文学批评理论与实践

Comparative Literature & Culture 比较文学与文化

History of Ancient Chinese Part One: From the Spring-Autumn to the Five Dynasties (770BC--960AD) 中国古代史(上)

History of Ancient China Part Two: From Song to Qing (960AD - 1912) 中国古代史(下)

Modern Chinese History (after 1912) 中国近现代史

History of Chinese Thoughts 中国思想史

Languages and Writings of the World 世界语言与文字

Chinese Dialectology 汉语方言学

Cross-Cultural Communication 跨文化交际

Introduction to International Politics 国际政治导论

Chinese Phonetics 汉语语音

Chinese Rhetoric 汉语修辞

Introduction to Sociolinguistics 社会语言学导论

Selected Topics on World Chinese Literature 世界华文文学专题

Topics of World Chinese Movie 世界华人华语电影专题

Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 对外汉语教学

Topics in Chinese Opera 中国戏曲专题

Topics in Modern Chinese Drama 中国戏剧专题

Selections of World Literature 世界文学名著选读

Classics in Chinese Philosophy 中国哲学原著

History of Chinese Political System 中国政治制度史

Chinese Urban History 中国城市史

Cultural Anthropology 文化人类学

Introduction to Applied Linguistics 应用语言学导论

International Relations of Southeast Asia since WWII 当代东南亚国际关系

News reporting, editing, Chinese language teaching, social and cultural research, transnational communication, playwriting, commercial advertising, business writing, public relations, etc.

Entry Requirement
STPMA pass in STPM with at least a Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects
A-Level A pass in A-Level with at least a Grade D in any 2 subjects
UECA pass in UEC with at least a Grade B in 5 subjects
 Matriculation/Program Asasi
A pass in Foundation/Matriculation with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0
DiplomaA pass in Diploma with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0
ANDChinese Language - a credit in SPM or a Grade B6 in UEC or HSK Level 5 or the equivalent


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