Our BA in Chinese Studies programme offers students an opportunity to make the most of the unique traditions, resources and innovations of CUHK known throughout China and the world as a gathering place for scholars and students fascinated with exploring the richness and complexity of Chinese culture, history, society, governance and economy.
Our multidisciplinary courses bring together students from Hong Kong, all around China, Asia and the world to learn through critical inquiry and interactive discussion, well-reasoned debate and case-study analysis. Hosting students from the Stanford University Bing Overseas Programme along with other international exchange-students, our Chinese Studies courses deepen understanding through open-minded engagement with a wide-range of perspectives.
Our curriculum provides opportunities for students to strengthen languages and cross-cultural communication skills. Students learning Chinese as a Second Language are placed in the “International Stream”, which ensures they will receive the high-level of Chinese language training necessary to be international China experts. Students in the “Chinese Native-Speaker Stream” receive additional attention to strengthening English writing and writing and oral presentation at a globally professional level.
We welcome all interested applicants of any background, and look forward to the next generation’s journey into exploring China and all things Chinese.
Why Chinese Studies at CUHK?
At the Centre for China Studies, our students will
- Benefit from interactive teaching and interdisciplinary learning in English about China
- Train to the high-level of Chinese and English needed for professional global communication
- Learn through dialogue with students and faculty from all parts of the Chinese cultural sphere and coming from around the world
- Make the most of our location to learn on-the-ground in China and Hong Kong through fieldwork and internship courses, research, travel and social learning
- Develop an area of special knowledge combined with China expertise through research, internships, or through adding a well-chosen minor