Ever thought about learning a language spoken by one-fifth of the world's population? The four year Cambridge course in Chinese aims to provide its undergraduates with the opportunity to strive for fluency in the modern Chinese language, a solid grounding in classical and literary Chinese and a critical understanding of the rich variety of Chinese culture. You will experience an exceptional challenge to your character and talents that will equip you for rewarding careers and a lifetime of appreciation of the vibrant living tradition of China and Chinese communities worldwide. While no prior knowledge of the language is required or expected, imagination, perseverance and a sense of adventure will be essential. We are looking for students who relish not exoticism but a serious commitment to the enterprise of learning about a vital and increasingly important part of the world.
On the left:
Sir Thomas Francis WADE (1818-1895)
The first holder of the Chair of Chinese at Cambridge
On the right:
Herbert Allen GILES (1845-1935)
The second holder of the Chair of Chinese at Cambridge