Field of Study: Chinese Language and Literature
Programs in Chinese language and literature teach people the spoken and written traditions of China.
Chinese language and literature programs include topics such as:
- Chinese culture
- Literature and poetry
- Translation techniques
- Folklore and film
In Chinese language and literature programs, students may be able to specialize in:
- Cantonese (Min, Hakka, Yue)
- Creative and Technical Writing
- Literary Criticism
- Mandarin/North Chinese/Putonghua
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in Chinese language and literature. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
A few universities offer graduate degrees in Chinese language and literature. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.