Welcome to Chinese Studies

Chinese is one of the largest language programs at Monash University and is taught on the Clayton campus. Several entry points are available to meet the specific needs of different students, ranging from introductory to advanced proficiency levels.

Chinese language studies are strongly supported by units on Chinese culture, society and politics available both within the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics and in other schools of the Faculty of Arts. Some examples are: Understanding Asia, Understanding Modern and Contemporary China, Chinese Literature and Modernity, and Borderless Media in East Asia.

In addition to an extensive Chinese language program, research on China and Chinese issues is a very important aspect of work within Chinese Studies. The research interests of staff and postgraduate students in the Chinese program cover a great range of political, cultural, historical, social and intellectual issues, such as western development in China, Internet development and its impact on the Chinese social, political and legal systems, contemporary Chinese intellectual development and Chinese children’s literature.