Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies(N/227/6/0003 ● MQA/PA5303)


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Medium of Instruction:Chinese and English
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.
  • 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.

Major Core Courses
  • Chinese Language现代汉语

  • Introduction to Chinese Culture中国文化导论

  • Introduction to Chinese History中国历史导论

  • Introduction to Chinese Philosophy中国哲学导论

  • History of Chinese Literature I: Pre-Qin to Han Period中国文学史:先秦两汉

  • History of Chinese Literature II: Tang to Song Period中国文学史:唐宋

  • History of Chinese Literature III: Yuan to Qing Period中国文学史:元明清

  • Classical Chinese 古代汉语

  • Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature 中国现当代文学

  • Critical Thinking 批判性思维

  • Research Methods 学年论文

  • Thesis 毕业论文

Major Elective Courses
  • Intermediate Chinese I 中级汉语(上)

  • Intermediate Chinese II 中级汉语(下)

  • Introduction to Linguistics 语言学概论

  • Chinese Grammar 汉语语法

  • Chinese Characters 汉字学

  • Chinese Lexicology 汉语词汇

  • Selected Works of Classical Chinese Literature I 中国古典文选(上)

  • Selected Works of Classical Chinese Literature II中国古典文选(下)

  • Comparative Literature & Culture 比较文学与文化

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

  • History of Ancient China I: 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

  • Advanced Chinese I 高级汉语(上)

  • Advanced Chinese II 高级汉语(下)

  • Chinese Phonetics 汉语语音

  • Chinese Rhetoric 汉语修辞

  • Topics in Overseas Chinese 华人华侨专题

  • 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

  • Topics in Chinese Opera 中国戏曲专题

  • Topics in Modern Chinese Drama中国戏剧专题

  • Classics in Chinese Philosophy 中国哲学原著

  • Classics in Western Philosophy 西方哲学原著

  • Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language 汉语教学

  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics 应用语言学导论

  • Business Chinese 商务汉语

  • 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.
STPMminimum Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in 2 subjects, and
credit in Chinese in SPM or Grade B6 in Chinese in UEC
UECat least Grade B in 5 subjects,
credit in Chinese in SPM or Grade B6 in Chinese in UEC
Matriculation/Program Asasi
at least CGPA 2.0, and
credit in Chinese in SPM or Grade B6 in Chinese in UEC
Diplomaat least CGPA 2.0, and
credit in Chinese in SPM or Grade B6 in Chinese in UEC