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Master of Chinese Classics

Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 2 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2024
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
Tuition Fee:
CNY 26,500 per year
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other

In order to enhance the status of education of the Chinese classics, and to push forward the international academic exchange, the Master Degree Program has been designed in a welcome circumstance.

Referring to the educational system, our school provides two kinds of M.A. programs to students hitherto. The two-year program differs in that the students will get their M.A. degree from RUC upon finishing the graduate courses.

Currently our faculty offer courses in multiple areas of specialization, which include: Pre-modern Chinese History, Pre-modern Chinese Literature, Premodern Chinese Philosophy, Languages in China, Inner Asia Studies.
The students who are in the two-year program requires that every student complete a total of 32 credits of course work to obtain the M.A degree, including 28 credits for required courses and 4 credits for elective courses at least.

Public Courses

  • The Course of Marxism Theory: History of Chinese Revolution
  • Language Training: Chinese
  • Required Courses
  • Pre-modern Chinese Literature
  • Modern Chinese Literature
  • Pre-modern Chinese History
  • Modern Chinese History
  • Intellectual History of China
  • Chinese Religion
  • Chinese Cultural Traditions and Society

Elective Courses
  • History of Cultural Interactions between the East and West
  • History of Chinese Classics
  • Western Missionaries and Chinese Studies
  • History of Central Asian Civilizations
  • Readings of Chinese Literary Classics
  • Readings of Chinese Historical Works
  • Readings of Confucianism Classics
  • Readings of Buddhist Texts
  • Readings of Daoism Texts
  • Lectures on Traditional China Studies
  • The worldwide well-known scholars will be invited to give lectures, regularly once half a month.

Individual Research
The faculty consists of the professors mainly from School of Chinese Classics, and partially from School of Literature, School of History and School of Philosophy. Based on the student's academic interests, the advisor directs and helps the student with textual research.

The M.A. candidates in the two year program are required to finish the relevant thesis on a timely fashion. After completing the course work with satisfying grades, the students should start their research and writing. Under the supervision of a professor in the student's major field, graduate student must complete the thesis in either Chinese or English independently. The thesis ought to fulfill the requirements for a Master degree and represent the academic quality. All students must abide by the academic ethics and regulation. The department will not tolerate any forms of plagiarizing. No thesis is required for the
students who are in the one-year program. No M.A. degree will be awarded to those students either.
1.  Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport and under 40 years old
2.  Hold a Bachelor degree or above
3.  With recommendations of two associate professors or higher, providing a certificate of competence in English
1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Bachelor's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.  Transcript of undergraduate school

5.  Two recommendation letters(optional)
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

6.  Certificate of English proficiency test
IELTS or TOEFl will only be required if the applicant is not a native English speaker.

7.  Personal Statement
Personal Statement with the applicant's signature, written in Chinese or in English. You can download a template or sample from here.

8.  Copies of article or papers published
Sample copies of published academic articles, awards or other research outputs

9.  Personal Statement
A personal statement indicating education and working experience, research achievements, plans and personal development objectives after graduation.