Diploma in Chinese Studies

 R2/312/4/0036 (A 9858) 03/24
Course Duration: 2 Years 3 Months

The objective of Diploma in Chinese Studies programme is to foster the study of Chinese studies at the pre-university level. Our curriculum focuses on both classical and modern Chinese literature, history and philosophy and discovery of the Western humanities. In addition, the programme also explores Malaysian Chinese Literature and Malaysian culture as our main concern.

Core & Compulsory Courses

• Introduction to Literature
• Modern Chinese
• History of Malaysian Chinese
• History of Chinese Literature II
• Readings in Tang and Song Literature
• Contemporary Chinese Literature
• Chinese Philology
• Readings in Wei-Jin-Nan-Bei-Chao Literature
• Modern Chinese Literature
• Critical Interpretation of Ancient Texts
• Chinese Calligraphy
• History of Chinese Philosophy


• Introduction to Ancient Texts
• Survey of Chinese History I
• Chinese Teaching Method
• Readings in Pre-Qin and Han Literature
• Ming and Qing Novels
• Chinese Literature in Malaysia
• Chinese Phonology
• Classical Chinese
• Survey of Chinese History II
• History of Chinese Literature I
• The Analects of Confucius


• Zuo Zhuan
• The Thought of Lao Zi and Zhuang Zi
• Introduction to Linguistics
• Research Method/ Graduation Thesis I
Shi Jing
• Mencius
Shi Ji


Yi Jing
• Han Fei Zi
• Introduction to Chinese Culture
• Shi Ci Xuan
• Research Method/ Graduation Thesis II
Society and Culture of Malaysian Chinese
• Chu Ci
• General English / Communicative English

Career Opportunities

• Educator
• Writer
• Reporter
• Translator
• Researcher and Administrator

Entry Requirement

  • SPM/ O-Level: With a minimum of any 3 credits including Chinese
  • UEC: With a minimum of 3 credits including Chinese
  • Certificate: A certificate in related field or its equivalent
  • Others: Other equivalent qualifications recognized qualifications
  • English Competency requirement for International Student: A minimum score of 4.0 in
    the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) OR Band 2 in Malaysian
    University English Test (MUET) OR its equivalent.

Other Related Courses

Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Studies)
Master of Arts in Chinese Studies
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Chinese Studies
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