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Division of Chinese Studies

Division of Chinese Studies

Vision 2030 Center of the Republic of KoreaDivision of Chinese Studies

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    The Humanities Building Room No.229

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Introduction to Department

Korea and China are geo-politically and historically inseparable. Moreover, nobody can deny China's potentials to become the world's greatest country and its global position. Also, one fourth of the world's population using languages are Chinese speakers. By now, knowing China and speaking in Chinese is almost equal to understanding the world and such studies have become more critical in the global era.

Division of Chinese Studies of Korea University, in line with the trend, aims to develop excellent experts and human resources well-versed in Chinese language, literature, economy, politics and commerce. It is the strong will of Korea University to achieve such goals more proactively and systemically that Division of Chinese Studies works as an independent undergraduate course.

Division of Chinese Studies carries out education programs largely in two divisions of linguistic culture and commerce culture to practice such educational goals. In addition to education on the campus, a training program affiliated with the relevant country training program (7+1 Course, Study Abroad Program for China) enables the students to be officially supported by the university and spend one semester at Jilin University. This course enables the students to practice Chinese in China, substantially learn about Chinese commerce and China and gain credits of major.

Also, Sejong Campus International Language Center provides language training programs in China in every summer and winter semester, helping students take short-term group language courses in Peking University, Renmin University, Nanjing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Jilin University and Harbin Engineering University and gain credits of major. International Exchange Team of Anam Campus International Exchange Division provides Exchange Student Program (ESP) through which students can be trained in affiliated English-speaking and Chinese-speaking universities and credits gained over a training period can be recognized based on the university regulation.

Graduates may enter various occupational paths such as academia, journalism, international trade and businesses in China. About 1,500 graduates are excellently working in various areas of the world. Any young one wishing to realize his/her dream and ambition in China, the great land developing into a super power can identify where to start here with Division of Chinese Studies of Korea University.

Tips on Department

  1. 01What aptitudes are appropriate to enter the department?
    Any student who is very interested in Chinese language, literature, economy, politics and overall culture will do.
  2. 02What are the characteristics of this department?
    Human exchanges have been active in many areas since establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and China and the need for experts is also increasing everyday. Therefore, the department provides various courses for students to acquire the basic skills and attitudes to conduct multi-directional and in-depth researches on the Chinese society. At the same time, every year, one Chinese professor is invited to provide lectures in Chinese, helping students to speak in Chinese.
  3. 03What will we study in this department?
    The course focuses on acquisition of professional knowledge in overall Chinese culture based on Chinese learning and practice as well as understanding of Chinese literature, history and philosophy.
  4. 04Are their extracurricular activities?
    • Hobungwoo (好朋友): Group of people singing Chinese songs
    • Hankil: Group of folksong-singing people
    • Eomoni: Appreciation and criticism of pure literature works
    • Minsarang: Seminars in social sciences
  5. 05What are the career paths after graduation?
    Graduates of Department of Chinese Language and Literature may enter various domestic and overseas graduate schools to pursue their academic career. Otherwise, they will work for various companies covering press and trade to lead management of Chinese affairs, contributing to mutual understanding, exchange and cooperation of Korea and China.