Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Chinese Studies

R2/0232/6/0001 (MQA/FA2808) 11/28
Course Duration: 3 Years

This program prepares students with comprehensive concepts, knowledge, competencies, skills, and techniques associated with the learning of Chinese Studies, including language, literature, historiography, philosophy, culture, and art. In addition to gaining professional knowledge, students will develop strong analytical skills, language usage, appreciation, and expression skills. It will nurture their humanities, spirit of exploration, and self-improvement for success in today’s environment.


  • Introduction to Ancient Texts 
  • Chinese Philology 
  • Chinese Phonology 
  • Critical Interpretation of Ancient Texts
  • Classical Chinese 
  • History of Chinese Literature I 
  • History of Chinese Literature II 
  • The Book of Songs (Shi Jing) 
  • Reading in Chinese Poetry 
  • Reading in Ci-poetry 
  • Readings in Ancient Chinese Prose I 
  • Readings in Ancient Chinese Prose II 
  • Introduction to Literature 
  • Modern Chinese 
  • Modern Chinese Literature 


  • Contemporary Chinese Literature 
  • Chinese Literature in Malaysia 
  • Survey of Chinese History I 
  • Survey of Chinese History II 
  • History of Malaysian Chinese
  • Chinese Cultural Studies and Social Survey 
  • History of Chinese Thought 
  • The Analects of Confucius and Mencius 
  • Chinese Calligraphy 
  • Chinese Writing and Practical Chinese 
  • Chinese Teaching Methods 
  • Industrial Internship 
  • Research Methodology / Graduation Thesis I
  • Research Methodology / Graduation Thesis II 
  • Research Methodology / Graduation Thesis III 


  • Classical Chinese Novels 
  • Comparative Literature 
  • Zuo Zhuan 
  • The Book of History (Shi Ji)
  • The Book of Changes (Yi Jing)


  • The Thought of Lao Zi and Zhuang Zi 
  • Han Fei Zi 
  • Introduction to Chinese Culture 
  • English Proficiency/ Academic English

Career Opportunities

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist


  •  Translator
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Educators
  • Researcher and Administrator

Entry Requirement

  • STPM/A-Level: With a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two subjects and a credit in Chinese in SPM or its equivalent; OR
  • UEC: With at least Grade B in 5 subjects including Chinese; OR
  • Matriculation/Foundation: With a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent and a credit in Chinese subject SPM or its equivalent; OR
  • Diploma: With a minimum CGPA of 2.0 or its equivalent and a credit in Chinese subject SPM or its equivalent.
  • English Competency Requirement for International Students: A minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS or Band 3 MUET or its equivalent.

Other Related Courses

Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Studies)
Master of Arts in Chinese Studies
Diploma in Chinese Studies
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