Course Details

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies (Honours)

Xiamen University




  • Description

    The Chinese Studies programme at Xiamen University has a long history of scholastic excellence since its establishment in 1921. Famous scholars such as Lu Xun and Lin Yutang were once the teaching staff of this programme. We are supported by the Humanities College, which consists of 9 research institutes and 15 research centres. The college publishes a number of high quality academic journals, such as China's Social and Economic Historical Research and Taoism Research. It has been accorded the honour of being the "National Talents Training and Research Base for Fundamental Studies in Humanities" and the "National Quality Courses" provider by China's Ministry of Education, and has evolved to become the torch-bearer in the provision of education in the fields of Chinese linguistics, literature, history and philosophical studies.

    Our programme at Xiamen University Malaysia Campus aims to produce graduates who are proficient in Chinese, possess an in-depth understanding of Chinese literature, history, philosophy and culture, and are capable of transferring theoretical knowledge into practical applications. We expect our graduates to find gainful employment in the spheres of education, mass media, commerce and culture.

    Field of Study


    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees (RM)

    RM 24,000 (USD 5,714) per year; Estimated Total Cost - RM 72,000 (USD 17,143)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Foreign Degree (Malaysian Branch Campus)

  • Intake (Month)
    February, April, September

Entry Requirements


    A pass in STPM with at least a Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects 

  • A-Level

    A pass in A-Level with at least a Grade D in any 2 subjects

  • UEC

    A pass in UEC with at least a Grade B in 5 subjects

  • Matriculation/Foundation

    A pass in Foundation/Matriculation with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0

  • Other

    Chinese Language - a credit in SPM or a Grade B6 in UEC or HSK Level 5 or the equivalen

  • Direct Entry to Year 2 of Degree

    A pass in Diploma with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0

  • English Requirements

    All incoming foreign students are required to sit for the English Placement test (if they do not meet the minimum TOEFL or IELTS band score).

Programme Structure

  • Main Courses

    Introduction to Chinese Culture 中国文化导论

    Prosperous Tang Dynasty: Politics and Society 大唐盛世:政治与社会

    Technology and Culture: Science Fiction, Video Games and Social Media 科技与文化:科幻电影、游戏与社交媒体

    Advanced Chinese: Enriching Vocabulary, Phonetics and Grammar 高级汉语(上)

    Advanced Chinese: Upskilling Rhetoric, Reading and Writing 高级汉语(下)

    Chinese Grammar 汉语语法

    Chinese Characters 汉字学

    Chinese Lexicology 汉语词汇

    Korea Language and Culture 韩语与文化

    Introduction to Global Mandarin 全球华语导论

    Topics in Overseas Chinese 华人华侨专题

    Critical Thinking 批判性思维

    Selected Works of Classical Chinese Literature Part One 古代文选1

    Selected Works of Classical Chinese Literature Part Two 古代文选2

    Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism 文学批评理论与实践

    Comparative Literature & Culture 比较文学与文化

    History of Ancient Chinese Part One: From the Spring-Autumn to the Five Dynasties (770BC--960AD) 中国古代史(上)

    History of Ancient China Part Two: From Song to Qing (960AD - 1912) 中国古代史(下)

    Modern Chinese History (after 1912) 中国近现代史

    History of Chinese Thoughts 中国思想史

    Languages and Writings of the World 世界语言与文字

    Chinese Dialectology 汉语方言学

    Cross-Cultural Communication 跨文化交际

    Introduction to International Politics 国际政治导论

    Chinese Phonetics 汉语语音

    Chinese Rhetoric 汉语修辞

    Introduction to Sociolinguistics 社会语言学导论

    Selected Topics on World Chinese Literature 世界华文文学专题

    Topics of World Chinese Movie 世界华人华语电影专题

    Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 对外汉语教学

    Topics in Chinese Opera 中国戏曲专题

    Topics in Modern Chinese Drama 中国戏剧专题

    Selections of World Literature 世界文学名著选读

    Classics in Chinese Philosophy 中国哲学原著

    History of Chinese Political System 中国政治制度史

    Chinese Urban History 中国城市史

    Cultural Anthropology 文化人类学

    Introduction to Applied Linguistics 应用语言学导论

    International Relations of Southeast Asia since WWII 当代东南亚国际关系

  • Major Elective Courses

    Chinese Language 现代汉语

    Introduction to Chinese History 中国文化导论

    Introduction to Chinese Philosophy 中国历史导论

    History of Chinese Literature Part One: Pre-Qin to Tang and Wudai 中国文学史1:先秦至唐五代

    History of Chinese Literature Part Two: Song to Qing Period 中国文学史2:宋元明清

    Introduction to Literary Theory 文学概论

    Introduction to Linguistics 语言学概论

    Classical Chinese 古代汉语

    Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature 中国现当代文学

    Research Methods 研究方法论

    Thesis 毕业论文

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 24,000 (USD 5,714) per year

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