Major Research Areas

School of Chinese

Major Research Areas

The School of Chinese offers MPhil and PhD degrees in three streams: 1) Chinese Language and Literature, 2) Chinese History and Culture, and 3) Translation. The details are shown as follows:

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 another courses, CHIN6001, in lieu of the Research Methods course offered by the Graduate School.

To find out more about each faculty member’s expertise, please click the following link and read their individual profile. In addition to the research-based MPhil and PhD programmes, the School offers taught MA programmes in all the three aforementioned streams.

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

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