Facts & figures
- #1 in Sydney
- Top 30 in the world
- 2020 QS World University Rankings
Facts & figures
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, multiculturalism and multilingualism in China, minority education, East Asian thought and East Asian Buddhism.
We teach both Modern Standard Chinese (Standard Mandarin/Putong Hua) 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 also offer a semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan.
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.
See our school's calendar for a full listing of upcoming events.
The Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship features senior scholars specialising in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Culture or Translation Studies. Co-hosted with the China Studies Centre, the Sydney China Visitors program invites innovative and respected researchers in Chinese Studies around the world.
The fellowship is enabled by the vision and generosity of Mr James Lee, a University of Sydney alumnus now based in Hong Kong.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are actively working with our 2020 Distinguished Fellows to reschedule their visits. We will continue to share updates on this page.