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- #1 in Australia
- #26 in the world
- 2018 QS World Rankings by Subject
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Traversing history, philosophy, linguistics, translation, literature, gender and film, our academics are experts in Chinese language and culture.
Our expertise covers a diversity of disciplines including Chinese linguistics, Chinese pedagogy, second language acquisition, media in Chinese society, social and political changes in China, multi-culturalism and multi-lingualism in China, minority education, East-Asian thought and East-Asian Buddhism.
We teach both Modern Standard Chinese and Classical Chinese from beginner level, and we provide options for students who can already read Chinese fluently. We also offer opportunities to study topics as diverse as language, linguistics, translation, literature, gender and film.
Chinese Studies delivers a solid understanding of Chinese society and culture and the foundational language skills essential to function with confidence in the Chinese-speaking world. Studies in this area have exchange and summer study opportunities, including to Peking University.
We have research strengths across these broad areas:
Our advanced exchange programs provide life-changing experiences in China where students exercise their language skills and develop an understanding of cultural intricacies first hand. Partner institutions include:
Visit the What's On calendar to see our upcoming events and seminars.
Empire, Commerce and Religions: Buddhism under the Reign of Empress Wu (655–705)
When: Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 6–7.30pm
Where: New Law School Lecture Theatre 104, Level 1, New Law Annexe Building (F10A), University of Sydney NSW 2006
Professor Jinhua Chen (University of British Columbia) will deliver a public lecture on the controversial legacy of Empress Wu (formally reigning 690–705, but actually in power 655–705), which arose from the Empress’ ambition to build a transcontinental Buddhist empire through fostering religious and commercial ties among East Asia, Central Asia and South Asia.