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.