Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Chinese Studies

Course Duration: 3 Years

This course is to prepare students with the comprehensive concepts, knowledge, competencies, skills and techniques associated with the learning of Chinese Studies including language, literature, historiography, philosophy, culture and art. This programme equips students to face the challenges. In addition to gaining professional knowledge, students will develop strong analytical skills, accurate use of language, appreciation and expression skills, and it will foster their passion for humanities and a spirit of self-exploration and self-improvement for success in today’s ever challenging environment.

Core Courses

• Introduction to Literature
• Modern Chinese
• Modern Chinese Literature
• Chinese Literature in Malaysia
• History of Malaysian Chinese
• Chinese Phonology
• Contemporary Chinese Literature
• Research Methodology / Graduation Thesis I
• The Book of Songs (Shi Jing)
• History of Chinese Thought
• Classical Chinese
• Survey of Chinese History II
• Readings in Ancient Chinese Prose II
• History of Chinese Literature II
• Chinese Philology

• Introduction to Ancient Texts
• Survey of Chinese History I
• Readings in Ancient Chinese Prose I
• History of Chinese Literature I
• Readings in Chinese Poetry
• Critical Interpretation of Ancient Texts
• Industrial Internship
• Research Methodology / Graduation Thesis II
• The Analects of Confucius and Mencius
• Chinese Calligraphy
• Chinese Teaching Methods
• Chinese Cultural Studies and Social Survey
• Research Methodology / Graduation Thesis III
• Readings in Ci-poetry
• Chinese Writing and Practical Chinese


• The Book of Changes (Yi Jing)
• Han Fei Zi
• Comparative Literature
• The Thought of Lao Zi and Zhuang Zi
• The Book of History (Shi Ji)


• Classical Chinese Novels
• Zuo Zhuan
• Introduction to Chinese Culture
• English Proficiency/ Academic English

Career Opportunities

• Writer
• Editor
• Copywriter
• Journalist


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

Entry Requirement

  • UEC: With a minimum of 5 credits AND a credit in Chinese at UEC level
  • STPM: With a minimum of CGPA 2.00 and a minimum of Grade C (SGP 2.00) in any of 2 subjects AND a credit in Chinese at SPM level
  • A-Level: With a minimum of CGPA 2.00 with at least a full pass in any 2 subjects AND a credit in Chinese
  • Foundation/ Matriculation: With a minimum of CGPA 2.00 AND a credit in Chinese in SPM level
  • Diploma/ Advanced Diploma: With a minimum of CGPA 2.00 AND a credit in Chinese in SPM level
  • Others: ATAR is 65 and a minimum of scaled score 50 in any two subjects AND a credit in Chinese at SPM or its equivalent OR Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government 
  • English Competency requirement for International Student: A minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR Band 3
    of 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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