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Chinese Studies
 Chinese Studies


Chinese is a fascinating modern language with a rich cultural heritage and an increasingly important language in global business. At UNSW, Chinese Studies encompasses the study of Chinese language and communication as well as culture and civilisation, including Chinese history, politics and philosophy. A background in Chinese Studies is useful in many areas of professional specialisation, from commerce and the business sector to tourism, the media and the public service sector.

At UNSW, Chinese language may be studied at Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced levels, depending on a student's knowledge of Chinese characters and spoken language. Chinese is also offered at a Professional Studies level, for students with sufficient language proficiency who have a High School education in Chinese language undertaken in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan.

Studying Chinese at UNSW

Chinese Studies is offered as an undergraduate major in many degree programs within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and in other degree programs. Please refer to the table below.

Chinese Studies can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Plan
Advanced Chinese Studies Major CHINB13402
Chinese Studies Major CHINA13402

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