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BAChinese Studies

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Overview

A balanced course that develops both your language skills and your understanding of how China works. The language teaching is intensive but we teach Chinese from scratch, so you don’t need previous experience.

The course gives you special insights into China’s rapidly developing economy, its growing political influence and rich culture. Your study will extend to Taiwan, and you’ll develop a critical appreciation of a range of contemporary issues.

You’ll spend your second year at the University of Nanjing, one of China’s leading universities, where you’ll study more advanced material. Your third and fourth years back at Sheffield will refine your skills in speaking, writing and understanding Chinese.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Chinese language 1A
Chinese language 1B
Chinese language 2A
Chinese language 2B
State of Sheffield – Global perspectives on local issues

Optional modules:

Chinese Culture and Society
Chinese Economic Development
Contemporary Chinese Politics
Modern Chinese History

Second year

Core modules:

China Year Abroad

Third year

Core modules:

Chinese Language III
Chinese Language IV

Optional modules:

Business and Management in Contemporary Korea
China, 1914-78: Modernity and Revolution
Chinese Business and Management
Contemporary Issues in East Asia
Contemporary Japanese Society
Contemporary Korean Society
East Asian Popular Culture
International Relations in East Asia (Late 19thC to Late 20thC)
Japan in the World
Japanese Popular Culture
Memory and History in East Asia
Modern Japanese History
Postwar Japanese Politics
The Contemporary Japanese Novel
The Two Koreas and their Neighbours
Urbanisation in China
War and Peace in East Asia
Work and Society in Japan

Fourth year

Core modules:

East Asian Dissertation
Chinese Language V
Chinese Language VI

Optional modules:

Contemporary Chinese Society
Contemporary Issues in East Asia
Law and Business in China
Population and Environment in China

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates work in the media, the arts, NGOs and international business. Others are consultants, researchers, language tutors, translators and interpreters.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States