Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Chinese Studies

Course Duration: 3 Years

This course prepares 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. In addition to gaining professional knowledge, students will develop strong analytical skills, language usage, appreciation and expression skills, and it will bring up their humanities, spirit of exploring and self-improving for success in today’s 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

• A pass in STPM/A-Level with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two subjects and credit in Chinese at SPM or its equivalent; or
• UEC with at least Grade B in 5 subjects including Chinese; or
• Matriculation/Foundation with minimum CGPA 2.00 or its equivalent and credit in Chinese at SPM or its equivalent; or
• A Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent and credit in Chinese at SPM or its equivalent.

Other Related Courses

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