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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

 

Chinese is usually taken as a single language alongside cultural and historical courses offered within the Faculty and across the University.

Because of the demanding nature of the course, you will not usually be able to combine Japanese with another language. It is occasionally possible to combine Japanese and Chinese, if you can show an appropriate level of aptitude and commitment. If you are interested in combining Japanese and Chinese, please speak with us.

It is not possible to combine Chinese with Middle Eastern languages or courses from the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. 

The details of each course are given below. Some are core courses which everybody studying Chinese must complete. From Part IB onwards, you will have a choice of options alongside these.

  • Part IA: you will be expected to complete all courses listed below.
  • Part IB: you will be expected to complete C4, C5, C6 and CO alongside the following options:
    • Either C7 or C8
    • One out of C7, C8, J6, J8, J9, J10, AMES.1 or X.3
  • Before starting Part II, you will spend at least eight months in China during your year abroad
  • Part II: you will be expected to complete C11, C12 and CO alongside:
    • Two out of C13, C14, C15, C16, C17, C18, C19, C20, C21, subject to availability
    • Dissertation on the subject agreed with your supervisor

 

 

Courses below are correct for 2017 / 2018

 

The year abroad

Part II

Lecturers

Dr Chau teaches courses on Chinese culture and social anthropology


Dr Galambos teaches undergraduate literary Chinese as well as courses on Chinese history, relating closely to his research work.


Dr Inwood teaches undergraduate courses on Chinese literature and film. This ties in closely with her research into contemporary Chinese culture.


Professor Roel Sterckx FBA
Currently on sabbatical

Professor Sterckx is on sabbatical


Prof van de Ven teaches undergraduate courses in Chinese history


Ms Wu teaches Chinese language at all levels to undergraduates.


Dr Yuan has designed modern Chinese syllabi for both the undergraduate program and the two-year M.Phil in Chinese Studies and teaches Chinese Language and Linguistics


Shen-Hsing teaches undergraduate Chinese language courses.


Dr Weatherley teaches courses relating to Chinese society, culture and politics


Dr Winslett is responsible for teaching Classical and Literary Chinese and contributing to classes and lectures with a focus on premodern China.