Our department’s goal is to cultivate experts in China in regards to politics, economy, society, culture, language and etc. It is our aim for students to attain general and specialized knowledge, both based on Chinese language education. We also provide opportunity to be in part of exchange student program in our sister school for language training and hands-on experience. Furthermore, we have a variety of departmental events on campus such as China forum or Chinese cultural festival. Upon graduation, students have job opportunities in government and public institutions, corporate that deals with China, media, academia, advocacy tanks, and Chinese local enterprises
Fostering professionals with hands-on experiences and researchers who can conduct studies on Chinese politics, economy, society, and culture with today’s critical minds and scientific approaches
The department of Chinese Studies is divided into two parts of Chinese language and sinology. First, in Chinese language course, the first year students take beginner level Chinese and subjects for general education of Chinese and Chinese culture. During the second year, students enhance practical abilities by taking intermediate level Chinese and conversational Chinese classes. During the last two years, students participate in the intensive courses of essay, translation, current events, and practice of Chinese language. In sinology, the first year students learn comprehensive fundamentals and basic concepts by taking introduction to Chinese culture and international studies. In the second year of study, they broaden their fundamental understanding on Chinese society and history. During the last two years, students take theoretical courses with topics of political science, economics, philosophy, mass media, international relations, and etc. Particularly, we have an internet sinology class which helps the understanding of China through the use of internet. For further learning, we have special seminars of Chinese studies.
China has emerged as the most important country to our nation and we are in need of taking very different measures of approach than the existing studies of regions, Chinese language, or Chinese literature. Students can become key professional China watcher equipped with hands-on techniques with planning ability only through thorough comprehensive understanding of China besides the required competence in Chinese language. Our department has been operating systematic language education program by inviting two current professors from Chinese universities who obtain certification of teachers of Chinese to speakers of other languages. Every semester more than 15 students visit China as exchange students to increase language competence and for field trips. Also through the sharing experience with Chinese exchange students from sister universities in China we enhance various cultural experiences and learning. Furthermore, within our department building, we have a reference room for Chinese studies. And through annual large-scale cultural festivals we provide students with opportunities to learn Chinese martial arts, Chinese dance, Chinese song, Chinese play, comic talk, and etc.