School of Chinese
Major Research Areas
Phonology, etymology, semantics, grammar and rhetoric; Chinese dialects; language, society and culture.
Classical, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, including prose, poetry, fiction, drama; Chinese women’s literature and literary criticism, gender and sexuality in Ming and Qing literature.
Political and intellectual Chinese history, China-West historical studies, history of Chinese cartography and historiography.
Traditional and twentieth-century Chinese culture, cross-cultural exchange, overseas sinology, history of Christianity and Chinese civilisation.
Chinese and comparative philosophy, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism.
Translation studies, theories, and criticism; the linguistic and cultural dimensions of the translation practice, translators’ strategies, and translations of the Ming-Qing period.
Students are required to complete two compulsory courses offered by the School, including a seminar presentation, and are strongly encouraged to take two other courses, CHIN6001 and CHIN6004, in lieu of the Research Methods and Thesis Writing courses offered by the Graduate School respectively.
Postgraduate Admissions Advisor
Dr W.M. Chan
Tel: 3917 4806
Fax: 2858 1334