Department of Chinese Studies

Chinese is the language of the future. With its dynamic economy and changing society, China plays an ever-increasing role on the international stage, and studying this important and fascinating country will repay the effort. The Department of Chinese Studies is geared towards providing students at all language levels with a comprehensive training in the Chinese language and opportunities to study topics as diverse as language, linguistics, translation, literature, gender and film. Studying with us will give you not only strong Chinese language skills, but a broad comprehension and insight into China that can help you in careers in international relations, multinational corporations, media, tourism, NGOs and education. You can also take advantage of the University's exchange agreements and study at some of the best Chinese universities, including Peking University, where the Department runs an Intensive Summer that attracts over 100 students every year.

Latest News

  • Senior Lecturer Dr Xiaohuan Zhao at an exhibition opening ceremony in Sydney

    “Dialogue Across Time and Space” commemorates Shakespeare and Tang’s Legacies to the world.

  • SLC Academic receives Australia-China Council Grant

     Associate Professor Christine Ji has received a grant from the Australia-China Council (ACC).  The grant of $35,000 will support her project: Innovative Digital Translation for Bilingual Communication in Business and Trade.

  • Positions available for Sessional Tutors

     The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) currently has opportunities available for sessional tutors. We are looking for motivated teaching staff who are interested in casual work during semester. Our School offers the widest range of language and culture studies in Australia. As a sessional tutor at the University of Sydney you will have the chance to work alongside world class academics. See the selection criteria for more information.