Course Details

Diploma in Chinese Studies

Southern University College




  • Description

    The Chinese Studies Department of Southern University College is the first Chinese Studies Department from  the Chinese Community-funded University in Malaysia approved by Ministry of Education. The objective of Diploma in Chinese Studies programme is to foster the study of Chinese studies at the  pre-university  level. Our curriculum focuses in both classical and modern Chinese literature, history and philosophy and discovery of the Western humanities. In addition, the department also explores Malaysian Chinese Literature and Malaysian culture as our main concern.

    Field of Study


    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees

    RM 36,500 (USD 8,760)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)
    February, May, September 

Entry Requirements

  • UEC

    Grade B in 3 subjects including Chinese


    3 credit including Chinese

  • Others

    Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

  • English Requirements

    IELTS: 4.0
    MUET: Band 2

Programme Structure

  • Overall Structure
    Compulsory Subjects

    Introduction to Literature 

    Introduction to Ancient Texts 

    Classical Chinese

    Modern Chinese

    Survey of Chinese History I 

    Survey of Chinese History II 

    History of Malaysia Chinese I 

    History of Malaysia Chinese II 

    History of Chinese Literature I 

    History of Chinese Literature II

    Readings in Pre-Qin and Han Literature 

    Selected  Ming and Qing Novels 

    Modern Chinese Literature 

    Contemporary Chinese Literature 

    Chinese Literature in Malaysia I 

    Chinese Literature in Malaysia II 

    Chinese Philology

    Chinese Phonology

    Critical Interpretation of Ancient Texts 

    Chinese Teaching Method

    Elective Subjects

    Chinese Calligraphy

    The Book of Changes (Yi Jing) 

    The Book of Song s (Shi Jing) 

    Zuo Zhuan

    The Analects of Confucius 


    The Thought of Lao Zi and Zhuang Zi Han Fei Zi

    Shi Ji

    History of Chinese Philosophy 

    Introduction to Chinese Culture

    Society and Culture of Malaysian Chinese 

    Introduction to Linguistics

    Selected Reading in Poetry 


    Research Method / Graduation Thesis I 

    Research Method / Graduation Thesis I I

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 36,500 (USD 8,760)

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