Chinese Studies.

 

Chinese Studies

CHINESE STUDIES explores one of the world’s most powerful shapers of the future. Majoring or double-majoring in Chinese Studies opens doors and makes graduates uniquely desirable to employers in any number of fields, from business to the sciences to humanities and fine arts. Available as a major or minor program of study.

Through its rigorous curriculum, the Chinese program prepares students linguistically and intellectually for interaction with China and the Chinese-speaking world. Speaking, reading and translating are stressed at all levels of language instruction. Extracurricular activities—study groups, field trips, films and more—help to integrate the study of the language and the culture.

Good Guanxi*

Chinese language skills are highly prized in today’s job market. Majoring or double-majoring in Chinese Studies opens doors and makes graduates uniquely desirable to employers in any number of fields, from business to the sciences to humanities and fine arts.

Our faculty helps graduates with introductions and recommendations to educational institutions and employers both in North America and in China. Since the department is close-knit, our recommendations are based on a close working knowledge of each student’s skills.

Many of our alumni are already working in China and arranged their employment soon after graduation.

*Loosely translates as "personal connection"

I was able to listen to Chinese spoken in film and understand what was being discussed. Through movies I was also able to observe Chinese culture and values. ”
Jessica Cooney C’13
on Selected Topics in Modern Chinese Literature and Film

Scholarships for Chinese Majors

Chinese majors may apply for the following scholarships and awards:

Chinese Government Scholarship for post-graduate studies in China
Critical Language Scholarship

Contact a Faculty Member

Di Bai, Professor x3427 Brother's College, Room 209 dbai@drew.edu
Ping Li, Adjunct Lecturer Embury Hall, Room 300 pli@drew.edu
Hong Qiao, Adjunct Lecturer Embury Hall, Room 300 hqiao@drew.edu