Han Chiang University College Of Communication | Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Chinese Studies
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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Chinese Studies

About The Programme

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Chinese Studies

This programme produces graduates who have a comprehensive knowledge of Chinese and local literature, language, history, culture and thoughts, besides a variety of theories related to Chinese Studies, and most of all, possess humane care and cultural attainment.

Three majors developed to be specialized through the programme, namely the traditional Academic Chinese, and the newly developed majors, Creative Chinese, and Applied Chinese which tend to cultivate local academic talents, creative writers, and local talents of the industries. With their theoretical knowledge enhanced, trained and practiced, upon graduation, students are able to conduct academic studies which will facilitate their future research or teaching career; to critique, appreciate and produce creative literary works; and to express, reasoning and organizing, which will facilitate their future career that related to culture, education, media and publication.


January, April, August


Two and a half years


Not Available

Programme Structure

Core Courses 核心课程

  • History of China I (中国历史(一))
  • History of China II (中国历史(二))
  • History of Chinese Classical Literature I (中国文学史(一))
  • History of Chinese Classical Literature II (中国文学史(二))
  • Classical Chinese I (古代汉语(一))
  • Classical Chinese II (古代汉语(二))
  • Chinese Philosophy I (中国哲学(一))
  • Chinese Philosophy II (中国哲学(二))
  • Introduction to Chinese Culture (中国文化导论)
  • Theories of Art and Literature (文艺导论)
  • Introduction to  Linguistics (语言学概论)
  • Modern Chinese (现代汉语)
  • Modern Chinese Literature (中国现代文学)
  • Contemporary Chinese Literature (中国当代文学)
  • Selected Readings in Classical Prose (文选)
  • Readings in Chinese Poetry (诗词选)
  • History of Malaysian Chinese (马来西亚华人史)
  • Malaysian Literature (马来西亚文学)
  • Fundamental of Writing (基础写作)
  • Research Methodology (研究方法论)

Electives Courses 选修课

  • Readings in Confucian Classics (经学名著选读) / Selected Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy (子学名著选读)
  • Selected Readings in Chinese Classics (文学经典选读)
  • Phonology (音韵学 ) / Philology (文字学)
  • Introduction to Malaysian Chinese Beliefs (马来西亚华人民间信仰概论 ) / Introduction to Chinese Historical Geography (中国史地概论)
  • Readings in Selected Qu (曲选) / Intensive Readings of Classical Novel (古典小说精读)
  • Taiwan Literature (台湾文学) / Hong Kong Literature (香港文学)
  • World Literature (世界文学) / Comparative Literature (比较文学)
  • Material civilization and History in China (中国物质文明与历史 ) / Selected Recitation in Malaysia Chinese Historical Personalities (马华历史人物选读)
  • Language and Culture (语言与文化 ) / Chinese Dialectology (汉语方言学)

Major Electives Courses 专业选修课


  • Selected Topics on Linguistics (语言学研究专题)
  • Selected Topics on Chinese History (中国历史专题)
  • Selected Topics on Chinese Philosophy (中国哲学专题)
  • Selected Topics on Classical Chinese Literature (古典文学研究专题)
  •  Selected Topics on Classical Literary Criticism (古典文学批评专题)
  • Selected Topics on Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature (现当代文学研究专题)
  • Selected Topics on Local Research (本土研究专题)
  • Sociolinguistics (社会语言学)

    毕业作业 Final Project:学术论文Academic Dissertation


  • Creative Thinking (创意思维)
  • Poetry: Appreciation and Writing (诗歌鉴赏与创作)
  • Prose: Appreciation and Writing (散文鉴赏与创作)
  • Fiction: Appreciation and Writing (小说鉴赏与创作)
  • Film and Television Literature:  Appreciation and Writing (影视文学与创作)
  • Modern Drama and Theatre Performance (现代戏剧与剧场表演)
  • Lyrics: Studies and Writing (歌词研究与创作)
  • Advertising Copywriting and Studies (广告文案研究与创作)

    毕业作业 Final Project:文学创作 Creative Writing


  • Introduction to Career and Workplace (职场入门 )
  • The Art of Speaking (说话的艺术)
  • News Writing and Reporting (新闻写作与报导)
  • Advertising Copywriting and Studies (广告文案研究与创作)
  • Secretarial Writing (职场写作)
  • Translation: Theory and Practice (翻译理论与实践)
  • Chinese Editing (中文编辑)
  • Teaching Chinese  and Teaching Chinese as Second Language (中文教学与对外中文教学)

    毕业作业 Final Project:职场实习 Industrial Training

General Studies 专业选修课

  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia/ Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • Negotiation Skills/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Religious Philosophy
  • Self-Development
  • Presentation Skills
  • Academic Writing


On the other hand, there is a wide range of career opportunities for graduates in Chinese Studies, especially in culture and education related professions, such as academic researchers, teachers, writers, translators, copywriter, media and communications personnel, public relations personnel, administrators, secretaries, Chinese website designers and managers, etc.

  • 文教界
  • 学术研究
  • 教育
  • 写作
  • 翻译
  • 传播出版
  • 公关
  • 行政
  • 秘书
  • 中文网页资料处理

The distinctive features of the School of Chinese Studies at Han Chiang College:

  • Han Chiang College is the first not-for-profit tertiary education institution with a Chinese Heritage Centre.
  • The Centre houses a good collection of books, magazines, journals and research publications. Thus, it is an ideal centre for scholars and students who wish to research into Chinese culture or the Chinese community in Penang.

Partner Universities


  • Nanjing University 南京大学
  • Tsinghua University 清华大学
  • Jinan University 暨南大学
  • Jilin University 吉林大学
  • Guangxi University 广西大学
  • Huaqiao University 华侨大学
  • Huazhong Normal University 华中师范大学
  • Xiamen University 厦门大学
  • Shanghai University 上海大学
  • Lingnan University (HK) 岭南大学


  • National Cheng Kung University 国立成功大学
  • Chinese Culture University 中国文化大学
  • Yuan Ze University 元智大学
  • Tunghai University 东海大学
  • Feng Chia University 逢甲大学
  • Tamkang University 淡江大学
  • Nanhua University 南华大学
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