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Master of Arts in Chinese Culture

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Entrance Year Sept 2022

Programme Code 77002

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

The MA in Chinese Culture is a student-oriented programme with advanced courses of study focusing on Chinese culture. It offers students a methodological foundation for studying Chinese culture as well as a wide range of courses in different areas of Chinese culture to address their needs and interests and to maximise the benefits of their learning.

The programme aims to:

  • develop and extend students’ knowledge of key aspects of Chinese culture;
  • deepen students’ understanding of Chinese culture;
  • enhance students’ appreciation of Chinese culture;
  • broaden students’ knowledge of cultural heritage and its management in China; and
  • build a foundation for students’ further research on Chinese culture and teaching Chinese culture in schools.

Characteristics

Upon the successful completion of the programme, students should possess the following:

(1) Professional competence equipping them to become specialists in/leaders of a discipline/profession.

They should be able to:

  • appreciate the relevance of Chinese thought and values to the modern world in their daily lives;
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of the roots and development of Chinese culture;
  • express a deep understanding and appreciation of the forms and spirit of Chinese culture; and
  • understand the importance of cultural heritage;

(2) Strategic thinking

They should:

  • be able to integrate discrete domains of knowledge for analysis and to formulate actions to solve problems, conduct independent research and think holistically;

(3) Lifelong learning capability

They should:

  • develop an interest in Chinese culture and gain the skills needed to explore the complexity of Chinese culture on their own.

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