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UM to hold Forum on Chinese History and Culture and Celebration of Confucius’ Birthday next Thursday

UM will hold the Forum on Chinese History and Culture and the Celebration of Confucius’ Birthday next Thursday The University of Macau (UM) ...

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Introduction


The Department of Chinese Language and Literature (the Chinese Department) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau, was among the first of disciplines to be established. Chinese Studies have long assumed an important position in the three long decades of the University’s development. In recent years, concerted support from the university has greatly strengthened the Chinese department in core teaching faculty and advances in the discipline. Making substantial headway in teaching, research, and contribution to the discipline, a sound momentum has been achieved featuring a well-established discipline, strong teaching faculty, comprehensive pedagogical framework, and a rigorous and open academic atmosphere at the Chinese department.

Our Advantage


The Chinese department is staffed by world-renowned scholars who are committed to uphold the tradition of rigorous and innovative academic inquiry, with active involvement and dedication to academic research. Our faculty has published a series of monographs of high academic standing.  Our presence is also conspicuous in leading domestic and international academic journals. Our key strengths lie in the fields of traditional Chinese philosophy and culture, ancient Chinese literature, Chinese new literature and Chinese linguistics.

Academic Achievements

The Chinese department is staffed by world-renowned scholars who are committed to the inherited tradition of rigorous and innovative academic pursuit, exhibiting unyielding dedication to academic research. Colleagues in Chinese department have published a series of monographs which are of considerable scholarly heft, and published extensively in leading domestic and international academic journals. Our research strength and discipline are widely recognized and applauded in the field of traditional Chinese philosophy and culture, ancient Chinese literature research, Chinese new literature studies and Chinese studies.

Collaboration and Partnership

We particularly emphasize collaboration and exchange with universities both at home and overseas. We have established an academic partnership with Chinese departments in leading universities, including Peking University, National Taiwan University, and Hong Kong University. This proudly serves as the top-level platform for exchange in teaching and research in Chinese language and literature. We have had much success with through mutual visits between scholars and student exchange programmes.

Academic Activities

The Chinese Department has served as the hosts for multiple successfully-held major international conferences. The Distinguished Lecture series and Chinese new literature series, invite leading experts and scholars at home and abroad to visit UM and give lectures on a regular/non-regular basis, which have generated significant impact in the academia.

Community Service


While remaining dedicated to teaching and research, faculty members of Chinese department are also actively involved in community services in UM and Macao as a whole. Besides shouldering responsibilities of teaching students enrolled in the Chinese program of various degrees and grades, our department also conducts the Chinese-related general education courses at the university level. Our department is also home to multiple academic institutions and societies, which include the Research Centre for Humanities in South China, Chinese Traditional Culture Study Association of Macao, Macau Poetry Association, Linguistic Society of Macao, Macao Yue Dialects Association, Macau Association of Literary and Artistic Critics, Macao Modern Literature Association, Macao Chinese Comparative Literature Association, Macao Literary Composition Science Association,  Macau Documentation and Information Society, Association for Macau Historical and Cultural Heritage Protection, as well as Macao Society of Chinese Poetry. These institutions and organizations have become the window and bond connecting and contributing to social and cultural events in Macao.

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Curriculum and Programmes


We have widely acclaimed experience in undergraduate education, likewise we are also committed to postgraduate education, with the mission of fostering top human resources in language and literature with special focus on Macao. We have a comprehensive teaching system encompassing programmes at all levels including BA, MA and PhD. Our graduates demonstrate fine professional qualities and strong competence which keeps them in high demand in the job market.

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Curriculum and Programmes

Writers-and-Artists-in-Residence Programme


Wang Meng

Academic Year 2012/13

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Yu Kwang-chung

Academic Year 2013/14

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Chen Yuehong

Academic Year 2014/15

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