Master of Arts in Chinese Literature, Language and Culture

Programme Director: Prof CHAN ,Timothy W K

The programme aims to cultivate in students a deeper knowledge of Chinese culture and broaden their vision with new prespectives to prepare them in meeting the challenges of the changing society.  It enhances students' Chinese language skills and cultural literacy, which are particularly essential for professions such as education, media and cultural management.

The programme is comprised of 27 units including a Project Report (3 units) to be required either in full-time or part-time mode.  The majority of courses will be taught in the evenings (6:30 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.) of weekdays or Saturday mornings during the semester.  There will also be some courses conducted during the daytime (8:30 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.) on weekdays.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Required Courses 6 units
II) Project Report 3 units
III) Electives 18 units
    27 units

Requirements

I. Required Courses^ 6 units
  CHI 7011 Research Method and Seminar 3 units
  CHI 7012 Research Method and Seminar 3 units
     
II. Project Report#  
  CHI 7390 Project Report 3 units
     
III. Electives 18 units
  The Electives are classified into three areas: (1) Literature, (2) Language and (3) Culture.  Students are required to take at least ONE course in each area.  It must be noted that the courses offered in each academic year are subject to change.
  Literature  
  CHI 7020 Selected Masterpieces of Chinese Literature 3 units
  CHI 7030 Special Topics in Chinese Literature 3 units
  CHI 7100 Chinese Travel Literature and Human Scenery 3 units
  CHI 7110 Chinese Literature and Religion 3 units
  CHI 7130 Chinese Literature and Calligraphy and Painting 3 units
  CHI 7140 Literary Criticism* 3 units
  CHI 7160 Chu Ci* 3 units
  CHI 7170 Classical Chinese Drama* 3 units
  CHI 7190 Studies in Selected Chinese Poets and/or Lyricists* 3 units
  CHI 7240 Special Topics in Classical Chinese Fiction and Drama* 3 units
  CHI 7250 Special Topics in Classical Chinese Literature* 3 units
  CHI 7260 Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature* 3 units
  CHI 7290 Special Topics in the History of Chinese Literature (Classical Literature)* 3 units
  CHI 7300 Single Chinese Author Forum (Modern or Contemporary Writer)* 3 units
  CHI 7370 Chinese Thought and Literature* 3 units
  CHI 7470 Shi Jing* 3 units
  CHI 7590 Chinese Literature, Love, Movies 3 units
  CHI 7600 Vogue, Media, Literature 3 units
  CHI 7610 Guided Readings in Classical Literature 3 units
  CHI 7620 Guided Readings in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature 3 units
  CHI 7650 Creative Modern Chinese Writing 3 units
  CHI 7660 Masterpieces in Chinese Lyrical Works (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHI 7670 Masterpieces in Chinese Lyrical Works (Modern Literature) 3 units
     
  Language  
  CHI 7040 Selected Masterpieces of Chinese Linguistics and Etymology 3 units
  CHI 7050 Special Topics in Chinese Linguistics 3 units
  CHI 7310 Practical Chinese Grammar* 3 units
  CHI 7320 Chinese Rhetoric* 3 units
  CHI 7330 Chinese Semantics* 3 units
  CHI 7340 Special Topics in Chinese Language* 3 units
     
  Culture  
  CHI 7060 Special Topics in Chinese Culture 3 units
  CHI 7070 Traditional Chinese Thought and Modern Society 3 units
  CHI 7090 Critical Thinking on Chinese Culture 3 units
  CHI 7100 Chinese Travel Literature and Human Scenery 3 units
  CHI 7110 Chinese Literature and Religion 3 units
  CHI 7120 Thinking through Chinese Culture 3 units
  CHI 7130 Chinese Literature and Calligraphy and Painting 3 units
  CHI 7270 Selected Readings from Traditional Chinese Thinkers (Zi)* 3 units
  CHI 7360 Modern Views on Traditional Chinese Culture* 3 units
  CHI 7370 Chinese Thought and Literature* 3 units
  CHI 7410 Chinese Classics—Intensive Reading and Reflection* 3 units
  CHI 7420 Western Sinology* 3 units
  CHI 7530 Masterpieces in Chinese Historiography (Thought and Culture)* 3 units
  CHI 7550 Zhuang Zi* 3 units
  CHI 7590 Chinese Literature, Love, Movies 3 units
  CHI 7600 Vogue, Media, Literature 3 units
  CHI 7630 Guided Readings in Chinese Classics 3 units
  CHI 7640 Guided Readings in Chinese Culture 3 units
  CHI 7680 Selected Readings from Important Thinkers in Chinese Culture 3 units
  CHI 7690 Special Topic in Chinese Literature and Culture (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHI 7700 Special Topic in Chinese Literature and Culture (Modern Literature) 3 units
    27 units

* Courses are taught in day time (8:30 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.). Guidance of and permission by the Programme Co-ordinator are required for taking these courses.

^ Part-time students are required to take CHI 7011 and CHI 7012 in their first year of study.

# In the final semester of the study programme, students are required to write a Project Report – CHI 7930 Project Report to fulfill the graduation requirement. For this Project Report, students are required to choose a research area in line with student's specialisation.

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