Lingnan University’s MA in Chinese gives students a deep knowledge of Chinese literature, culture and creative writing
A Full Understanding of Chinese literature and culture
The Master of Arts in Chinese (MAC) programme equips students with an advanced knowledge and deep understanding of modern Chinese literature, culture and creative writing The Master of Arts in Chinese programme also builds the skills in research and writing required for further development.
Combination of Chinese history and culture
Chinese literature has a long history which showing a colorful rich face. The Master of Arts in Chinese programme contains elements of aesthetics, history and culture, to inspire the students with the concern of the classical and modern literature.
Combination of literary research and creative writing
The programme is designed for Chinese language and literature lovers who want to advance their careers, progress to a higher level of postgraduate study, or simply broaden their knowledge and understanding of modern Chinese literature, says Professor Mary WONG Shuk-han, Associate Professor of Department of Chinese at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. The programme also enables students to master Chinese-language copywriting and creative writing skills.
Lingnan University is an institution renowned for its liberal arts education. “The Master of Arts in Chinese Programme at Lingnan has identified key knowledge areas in modern Chinese literary studies, and is also known for its strength in literary research and creative writing,” Wong says. “The programme focuses on increasing the adaptability, intellectual strength, and creativity of the students. One of our objectives is to give BA graduates and those in the media, or the publishing industry, the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate degree which will help to advance their careers. The content of our programme is continuously being updated to adapt to the changing environment in the outside world. We will also organize workshops to make our students have a deeper understanding of media and creative writings” says Wong.
The Master of Arts in Chinese programme covers more than just Chinese literature. It offers a wide range of compulsory and elective courses which include disciplines like literary criticism, creative writing, film studies, and comparative literature. The research methodology is geared to hone the students’ theoretical and practical capabilities. Creative writing is another focus of our programme, it makes our students familiar with various writing skills, cultures and bring reflections on their daily lives.
Learning in and out of the classroom
The postgraduate course, which is taught in Cantonese and Putonghua at the Lingnan University, requires students to complete 30 credits – three compulsory and six elective modules – to graduate. Most modules are taught in a lecture and tutorial format. Those involving creative skills are taught in workshops and small classes. “We offer students the opportunity to share their ideas with peers and faculty members from all around the world. We encourage them to attend as many academic activities, such as the conferences held in Lingnan and other partnered institutions, as they can manage. Students also have the chance to contact visiting scholars and writers to discuss career prospects in their respective fields,” Wong says.