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  • Objectives
    China matters to the world we live in, and a degree in Chinese Studies offers intellectual challenges and rewards. It gives you insights into one of the world's most populous nations, with its rapidly developing economy, growing political influence and rich traditional and contemporary culture. Chinese is also a 'world language' - it has official status not only in the People's Republic of China, but also in Taiwan and Singapore, and it is spoken by many millions of people throughout the Chinese Diaspora.
  • Practical experience
    You will spend your second year at the University of Nanjing, one of China's leading universities, covering more advanced material and more complex sources such as newspapers
  • Entry requirements
    -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - BB+BB -Scottish Highers - AABB -Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB -International Baccalaureate - 32 points -Non-native English speakers: minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
  • Academic Title
    Chinese Studies BA
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.


    Typical First Year Modules
    Module/Unit

    -Chinese Language I    
    -Chinese Language II    
    -Understanding China I    
    -Understanding China II    
    -East Asian Cinema    
    -Gender in East Asia    
    -Japanese for Non-Specialists I    
    -Japanese for Non-Specialists II    
    -Religion and Society in East Asia    
    -The History of Korea    
    -The Transformation of East Asia    
    -Understanding Japan    


    Typical Second Year Modules
    Module/Unit

    -China Year Abroad    


    Typical Third Year Modules
    Module/Unit    

    -China, 1914-78: Modernity and Revolution    
    -Chinese Language III
    -Chinese Language IV    
    -Contemporary Chinese Society    
    -State and Economy in Contemporary China    


    Typical Fourth Year Modules
    Module/Unit

    -Chinese Language V    
    -Chinese Language VI    
    -East Asian Dissertation    
    -Business and Management in Contemporary China    
    -Late Imperial China: State, Society and Family    
    -Literature and Culture in Modern China    
    -Population and Environment in China

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