BA Programme

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
             

PARK So Hyun

BA graduate from Korea,
Credit Analyst

“My favorite aspect of CCS program was diversity. Compare to other majors, we don’t learn ONE thing. we learn different aspects of China, e.g. culture, politics, language, business etc.” 

PARK So Hyun

BA graduate from Korea,
Credit Analyst

“My favorite aspect of CCS program was diversity. Compare to other majors, we don’t learn ONE thing. we learn different aspects of China, e.g. culture, politics, language, business etc.” 

HUSSAIN Farhan Syed

BA graduate

Studying this programme at CUHK helped me to have a comprehensive understanding of China in various aspects, and to interact with people from around the globe.

HUSSAIN Farhan Syed

BA graduate

Studying this programme at CUHK helped me to have a comprehensive understanding of China in various aspects, and to interact with people from around the globe.

Dayoung LEE

BA graduate from Korea,
Financial Analyst

“There were a lot of tough courses, but overall the experience was excellent. The most notable experience being in Chinese Studies was when a professor sparked a research interest during a fieldwork project in rural China. It was only supposed to be for graduate students, but I asked him and he was very welcoming and said ‘You can join us.’”

Dayoung LEE

BA graduate from Korea,
Financial Analyst

“There were a lot of tough courses, but overall the experience was excellent. The most notable experience being in Chinese Studies was when a professor sparked a research interest during a fieldwork project in rural China. It was only supposed to be for graduate students, but I asked him and he was very welcoming and said ‘You can join us.’”

Matthew DIXON

BA student from U.K.

“I saw it as an opportunity to do something a bit outside the box compared to the traditional path of studying in Europe.”

Matthew DIXON

BA student from U.K.

“I saw it as an opportunity to do something a bit outside the box compared to the traditional path of studying in Europe.”

LI Wei

BA graduate from China,
Pursuing MA

“Critical thinking is highly valued here. CCS professors don’t transfer knowledge; they teach you to make discoveries by yourself, and then they guide you to critique what you discovered.”

LI Wei

BA graduate from China,
Pursuing MA

“Critical thinking is highly valued here. CCS professors don’t transfer knowledge; they teach you to make discoveries by yourself, and then they guide you to critique what you discovered.”

Tunningley JAMES

BA graduate from U.K.,
Pursuing Postgraduate study

“CUHK acts as a microcosm for Hong Kong itself. The hustle and bustle of it is great, as is the mellow tranquility of the mountains here. I love the paradox. It’s also really friendly, and you can network very easily.”

Tunningley JAMES

BA graduate from U.K.,
Pursuing Postgraduate study

“CUHK acts as a microcosm for Hong Kong itself. The hustle and bustle of it is great, as is the mellow tranquility of the mountains here. I love the paradox. It’s also really friendly, and you can network very easily.”