Abbreviation FT / PT

The Master of Arts in the field of Chinese Language and Literature (MA) programme aims to familiarise students with the latest trends in and methodological approaches to the study of Chinese language and Chinese literature, and to prepare them to engage in independent scholarly activities by honing their research and presentation skills. The programme offers lecture, seminar and capstone experience courses in Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, and Chinese Culture. The Language components focus on topical studies of the classical and modern Chinese with reference to etymology, phonology, grammar, rhetoric and semantics; the Literature courses encompass topics covering classical and modern Chinese literature, literary theory, creative writing, and Chinese literary history; the Culture courses offer studies of classic Confucian texts, Chinese thought, documentary sources, and Chinese culture in its myriad forms with an emphasis on its unique features.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year, with classes on weekdays and weekends)

Part Time (two years, with classes on weekday evenings and weekends)

Medium of Instruction

Putonghua and Cantonese

Programme Entrance Requirements

1.  A good bachelor's degree with a major in Chinese or a closely related subject from a recognised university, or equivalent qualifications.

2.  Candidates may be invited to take a qualifying examination or attend an interview.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)

Dr KW Siu
Tel: 3917 7296


Ms Jasmine Wong
Tel: 3917 2744