• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Specialisation code CHIN-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Chinese Language and Culture Specialisation

ANU is Australia’s leading university in research and teaching of languages. Make the most of your opportunity to learn a new language, or extend your knowledge of a language you already know, while applying to this language the skills of analysis and description that you will master in your degree.
Specialists from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will equip you with critical language learning approaches and an in-depth understanding of how to apply that knowledge. You will be taught by Chinese Studies specialists, linguists and experts in oral, dramatic and textual arts.

Career opportunities
This specialisation will advance your career in language-related and cross-cultural work in government and non-government organisations, language technologies or as an independent language practitioner or researcher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate general fluency in oral and written expression as well as in aural and reading comprehension, covering expression in different registers from everyday language use to academic language;
  2. express themselves orally and in writing in different genres;
  3. understand key aspects of culture, history, politics and society;
  4. demonstrate intercultural awareness, including critically comparing and reflecting on cross-cultural differences between Chinese-speaking and Australian cultures and/or their native culture; and
  5. conduct research on a topic related to Chinese and its associated cultures, and to write an essay on their research outcomes.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 18 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
CHIN6012 Modern Chinese 1A: Spoken Chinese 6
CHIN6013 Modern Chinese 1B: Written Chinese 6
CHIN6022 Modern Chinese 2A: Spoken Chinese 6
CHIN6023 Modern Chinese 2B: Written Chinese 6
  CHIN 6034: Chinese Society
CHIN6035 Readings in Chinese History 6
CHIN6041 Case Studies in Translation: Chinese/English 6
  CHIN 6042: Toolkit
  CHIN 6043: Taiwan Studies
  CHIN 6114: Classical Chin Poetry
  CHIN 6117: Readings Tradit Chinese Lit
  CHIN 6118: Readings Modern Chinese Lit
CHIN6201 Cantonese A 6
CHIN6202 Cantonese B 6
CHIN6203 Cantonese C 6
CHIN6211 Advanced Readings in Chinese A 6
CHIN6212 Advanced Readings in Chinese B 6
CHIN6216 Chinese-English Interpreting: Methodology and Practice 6
CHIN6220 Translating Chinese Literature: Pointing to the Moon 6
CHIN6520 Modern Chinese 3 6
CHIN6521 Modern Chinese 4 6
CHIN6522 Modern Chinese 5 6
CHIN6523 Modern Chinese 6 6
CHIN6524 Modern Chinese 7 6
CHIN6525 Modern Chinese 8 6
CHIN6530 Literary Chinese 1 6
CHIN6531 Literary Chinese 2 6
CHIN6532 Literary Chinese 3 6
CHIN6533 Literary Chinese 4 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LANG6001 Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts 6
LANG6002 Translation across Languages: Specialised Materials 6
LANG6016 Translation Project 6
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