Students majoring in Chinese Studies will necessarily be engaged in rigorous intellectual
exchanges within global contexts, as every topic connects to the East-West paradigm.
Specifically, through our courses on Chinese language, culture, or literature, students learn ways
of managing impending issues concerning human conditions from fresh aspects: social
conscience (altruism), human rights (humaneness), poverty and social justice (taxation,
commerce, and land reform), governing styles (legalism, Daoism, and Confucianism),
environmentalism (Daoism), religion (morality and self-cultivation), and more. Together, these
courses translate to a good understanding of not only China's recent rise from a closed
Communist society to a "government-controlled capitalist" country but also of the thousands of
years' traditions (i.e., Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism) that are still deeply rooted in the
contemporary Chinese psyche.
Our courses provide theoretical and historical insights as well as practical and contemporary
skills required for students to demarcate a clearer career path within the plethora of fields related
to Asia, such as economics, political science, computer science, arts, education, and