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About Us


National Tsing Hua University has been located in Hsinchu since 1955. The Department of Chinese Language and Literature, established in 1980, was the University’s first department in the humanities. In 1995, the Department was renamed “The Department of Chinese Literature”.  We offer courses and programs leading to B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with specializations in the following areas: classical Chinese literature, Chinese intellectual history, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, literary theory and cultural studies.


In the context of globalization, teaching and research on Chinese language and civilization have become increasingly important in many parts of the world. The National Tsing Hua University Department of Chinese Literature enjoys the reputation of being innovative in its curriculum development and of continuously expanding into new research areas. In the new millennium, it is committed to further globalizing its curriculum and research programs to make a significant impact not only on the Chinese-speaking scholarly world but also on Sinological studies around the globe.

To facilitate this, it is taking steps to develop an academic network that includes sister departments in other countries for effective cooperation in the areas of teaching and research. Its goal is to become an internationally renowned center for Chinese Studies.