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.
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
Courses and Curriculums
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
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
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
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.
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.
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