Major Research Areas

School of Chinese

Major Research Areas
Chinese language:
Phonology, etymology, semantics, grammar and rhetoric; Chinese dialects; language, society and culture.

Chinese literature:
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.

Chinese history:
Political and intellectual Chinese history, China-West historical studies, history of Chinese cartography and historiography.

Chinese culture:
Traditional and twentieth-century Chinese culture, cross-cultural exchange, overseas sinology, history of Christianity and Chinese civilisation.

Chinese thought:
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.

School Requirement
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.

Chairman of Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee (DRPC)
& Postgraduate Admissions Advisor

Dr P.Y. Lin
Tel: (852) 3917 7930
Fax: (852) 2858 1334