5 recommended Chinese Language and Literature studies in China

Updated: Mar 26, 2018 cucas.edu.cn Print

A degree in Chinese language and literature is designed to get you reading books, analyzing theories, critiquing prose and verse, and taking a more critical look at the signs and words surrounding us every day. The aim is to get students thinking creatively and analytically about the Chinese language; this differs from other modern language degrees as it is intended for students already proficient in written and spoken Chinese. An Chinese degree can focus equally on the literature and language sides, while others specialize in one or the other; this will usually be clear from the course title.

A course with a focus on Chinese literature typically allows students to study literary texts from throughout history. Often you’ll start with modules covering a diverse range of literature from different periods; for instance, you could be reading Li Bai one week and Du Fu the next. Your reading will require you to study and analyze passages, relating texts to their cultural, social, historical and political contexts.

An Chinese language-focused degree will train students to analyze the workings of the Chinese language outside of literature, including language-based communication in all kinds of forms and contexts. This could include analysis of casual spoken conversation, text speak, advertising methods or the uses of language in specialized legal and medical discourse.

Four reasons of choosing to study Chinese Language and Literature in China

Chinese Language and Literature is a program which mainly focus on Chinese liturature and language.

With the globalization of politic and economy, China will be one of the most important countries in the world, having the knowledge of Chinese is good for your development both in your native country and in China.

China, as one of Four Great Ancient Civilizations, has its own unique charm of culture, language, and literature which nowadays is attractive for all over the world.

If you would like to work in China or with Chinese, mastering of Chinese is the first step toward succuss.

Zhejiang University

Tuition: 19,800 RMB per year(Bachelor)


Duration: 4 years

Language requirement: Chinese, HSK Level 5

Features: Have many famous and authoritative scholars in the field of Chinese Language and Literature; Famous for its Ancient culture-loaded words and late middle Chinese

Sun Yat-sen University University

Tuition: 23,000 RMB per year(Bachelor)

Location: Guangzhou

Duration: 4 years

Language requirement: Chinese, HSK Level 5

Features: Featured by its excavation and reorganization of ancient writing material as well as using these materials to do studies about the history of achient Chinese language; Focusing on Linking the past of Chinese language and the present of that.

Nankai University

Tuition: 20,000 RMB per year(Bachelor)


Duration: 4 years

Language requirement: Chinese, HSK Level 6

Features: Have regularly communications with Hong Kong Baptist University, Macau University, etc.; Chinese Language and Literature has over 80 years o fhistory in Nankai University; Having several authoritive academic journals.

Fudan University

Tuition: 23,000 RMB per year(Bachelor)

Location: Shanghai

Duration: 4 years

Language requirement: Chinese, HSK

Features: Having the Department of Chinese Language and Literature language lab; Focus on the full coverage of knowledge of Chinese literature, history, and philosophy; Chinese Language and Literature is one of the most famous program both in Fudan University and in the whole nation.

Wuhan University

Tuition: 20,000 RMB per year(Bachelor)


Duration: 4 years

Language requirement:Chinese, HSK Level 5

Features: Famous for its "School of Thought of Zhang and Huang"; Having the features of focusing on Chinese version of the Buddhist Scriptures, chronological study of grammar, and Chinese grammar of specialized books.

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