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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese

BA (Hons) in Chinese Overview

For Senior Year (Year 3) entry, the compulsory concentration will be "Creative Writing Concentration (創意寫作專修)". 

From studying the classics to professional writing skills 

Including subjects which range from Chinese literature to professional writing, the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese provides opportunities for students to learn, understand and appreciate Chinese literature and Chinese language that will develop their literary tastes and critical thinking skills, while also broadening their horizons. 

In this respect, there is particular focus on enhancing each student’s Chinese language proficiency, developing research abilities, and honing media writing skills.

Wide array of flexible course options 

Besides compulsory courses, the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese has a wide range of electives. These are grouped under different categories: Classical Chinese Literature, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese Language, and Chinese Writing. Most students find the latter category very practical since its electives on Creative Writing in Chinese, News Writing and Media Writing are particularly career-oriented. 

Colourful campus life 

As the leading liberal arts university in Hong Kong with a mandate to offer whole-person education, Lingnan’s well-equipped campus provides the facilities and opportunities to study, but also to learn by exploring ideas and sharing viewpoints with peers, teachers and visitors to the University. 

Students can engage in a wide range of activities, talks, conferences, art and literature events, internships and exchange programmes organised by the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Chinese. 

Ready for new challenges 

Graduates of the degree programme can expect to have a sound knowledge of Chinese language and writing skills, as well as the ability to analyse and appreciate Chinese literature. With that, they will be able to find promising careers in fields like education, communications, media and creative industries, public administration, marketing, and the arts.