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Chinese Language and Literature

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China is one of the world's oldest civilizations with nearly 5,000 years of continuous history. Through this long-standing history, the Chinese people have stacked their unique and splendid cultural layers on their land. Today their cultural background and economic power strongly influences our lives. Therefore, understanding China's traditions and unique cultural background is the first step to crossing the threshold of studying the enormous Chinese civilization.
 
The Department of Chinese Language and Literature aims to educate students to become experts on China, who are able to understand Chinese politics, economy, public administration and society. The curriculum of the department covers modern and ancient Chinese language. This gives students a comprehensive understanding of the humanities. Students also get an in-depth understanding about the lives and spirits of the Chinese people, their culture and society.

 

Contact Us
  • Location
    : #31710, 7th floor of Toegye Hall of Humanities
  • Address
    :25-2, Sungkyunkwan-Ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Telephone
    82-2-760-0281
  • Administration Contacts
Department in Detail
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1. Educational Objectives

▶  The Chinese Department provides various courses that focus on the language, literature, and the culture of China. The Chinese department aims to produce specialists who have a deep understanding of China. The course helps to prepare students by developing fluent communication skills in Chinese, high level of comprehension skills, listening ability and deeper comprehension of Chinese literature.

2. Courses and Curriculums
Category Core Major General Major

Students aiming

for Learning

Practice in Chinese Translation Ι, Basic Studies in Chinese I, Appreciate Traditional Chinese Poetry, Readings in Elementary Chinese Classics, Appreciate Traditional Chinese Prose Chinese Grammar, Basic Studies in Chinese Characters, Appreciate Chinese Ci and Qu, Current Chinese Literrature, History of Ancient Chinese Literature, History of Modern Chinese Literature, Chinese Classic and Humanities, Reading in Chinese Classic Novel, History of Xiandai Chinese Literature, Appreciate Modern Chinese Literature, Readings in Modern Chinese Prose, Readings in Advanced ChineseⅠ, Special Lecture on Chinese Literature, Special Lecture on Chinese Liinguistics
Students aiming for Professional Jobs Readings in Elementary Chinese, Readings in Intermediate ChineseⅠ, Readings in Intermediate ChineseⅡ, Readings in Advanced Chinese, Practice in Chinese CompositionⅠ
 
Practice in Chinese Translation Ι, Basic Studies in Chinese I, Intermediate Chinese Conversation I, Intermediate Chinese Conversation II, Advanced Chinese Conversation I, Advanced Chinese Conversation II, Understanding of the China Traditional Culture, Survey of The Chinese Studies, Readings in Practical Chinese, Readings in Current Chinese, Readings in Business Chinese

Students aiming

for Double Major

Current Chinese Literrature, History of Xiandai Chinese Literature, Readings in Elementary Chinese Classics, Readings in Intermediate ChineseⅠ, Readings in Intermediate ChineseⅡ, Readings in Advanced Chinese Chinese Grammar, Basic Studies in Chinese Characters, Elementary Chinese Conversation I, Elementary Chinese Conversation II, Intermediate Chinese Conversation I, Intermediate Chinese Conversation II, Advanced Chinese Conversation I, Practice in Chinese Composition, Understanding of the China Traditional Culture, History of Xiandai Chinese Literature, Readings in Current  Chinese, Readings in Business Chinese

 

3. Specialty in Major

   Chinese Linguistics

  ▶ Students can improve their knowledge from ancient to contemporary of Chinese grammar and graphonomy. Moreover, Chinese grammar and graphonomy helps students to develop their new perspectives on Chinese writing.


   Chinese Literature

  ▶ Students will understand both ancient and contemporary Chinese literature. Moreover, students can deepen their understanding of China as a nation by reading and studying Chinese literature.

Why Choose Us?
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1. Reputation

In the department's 60 year history, around 90 master's and doctorate students have graduated, with more than 40 doctorate students working full-time in universities abroad.

 

  (1) The Society of Chinese Literature – The department runs 'The Society of Chinese Literature'. The society has full-time

       lecturers as members and holds symposiums twice a year.


  (2) Myeongnyun Society – Undergraduate students of SKKU run the society and hold meetings more than 4 times per year.


  (3) An Alumni Association – The Department of Chinese Language and Literature has composed networked associations

       among the alumni and holds meetings twice a year. A development fund is gathered from the meetings and is used as

       scholarships to support students.

 

2. Special Activities

Chinese Play by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature

   Time: Every September & year-round

   Participants: Students of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature

   Program Description: The members of the Chinese Play Club and the students of the Department of Chinese Language and

     Literature voluntarily participate in the play. The play aims to enhance Chinese language skills and boost unity among the

     students through the performance.

 

Homecoming Day of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature

   Time: Every March/ September & year-round

   Participants: Students and graduates of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature

   Program Description: Homecoming Day of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature is an event where juniors

     and seniors interact actively, based on the programs that encourage communication and harmony among the students and

     graduates of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at SungKyunKwan University.

 

3. Support for Students

Shimsan scholarship is provided from the university to improve the research abilities of students

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