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Department of Chinese Studies

पीडीएफ़ मुद्रण ई-मेल

Chinese is one of the most widely spoken language in the world, about one-fifth of the world’s population speak some form of Chinese as their native language. Chinese is also one of the official languages of the United Nations, which makes it an important language in the International arena.

The roots of Chinese script go back more than 3,500 years when major events were recorded on bones and tortoise shells. From then, Chinese language has evolved through history and today, the language we know and speak as Chinese is the Standard or Modern Chinese (Putonghua) also called Mandarin, which is the official language of the PRC. Chinese language is different from other languages because it is a pictorial and tonal language. The written script is aesthetically beautiful with every “character” depicting a meaning. Learning Chinese language thus becomes a very interesting and enriching experience.

China and India being home to two of the oldest civilizations in the world and also neighbouring countries, share a long history of cultural exchange and friendship. Who can forget the name of Chinese Buddhist monk like Xuan Zang who helped forge strong ties between these two powerful and culturally rich ancient nations?

In the past few decades China has emerged as an economic power and being our neighbor it becomes all the more important to understand China. Learning Chinese can open a whole world of opportunities. At present, Chinese is being taught in at least 7, 8 universities across the country. Department of Chinese Studies, Doon University has made a name for itself in the past five years since it started offering MA Integrated course in Chinese in 2010. The students are taught a well designed curriculum which is regularly updated and have components of language, literature, culture and history. Students have an option of leaving the course after graduation and there is also an option of lateral entry at MA level through an entrance exam. The Department offers Elective Courses titled “India-China Relations through history and “Modern Chinese Literature” to students of other Departments in School of Languages. The Department also offers ‘One Year Certificate Course in Chinese’.

The department frequently organizes academic and cultural activities. Students are encouraged to carry out original research and participate in all the academic lectures, seminars and workshops that are conducted on various topics of their interest. Department boasts of many renowned scholars in the field of China Studies like Prof B.R.Deepak, Dr. Hemant Adlakha, Prof Priyadarsi Mukherjee, and Prof. Anita Sharma who have been associated with the Department. The Department was also visited by foreign dignitaries from Embassy of China and Taiwan Economic and Cultural Council. Chinese festivals are celebrated through an array of academic and cultural activities to enhance the cultural understanding of the students and to experience the culture of country.

The fast growth of Chinese economy has put China in a very strong position in the international arena. In the era of globalisation, with the growth and development in Sino-Indian relations, the scope and demand of Chinese language experts is increasing every day. Our students have been placed in multinational companies and have been awarded fellowships to study in China. The craze for learning Chinese language or what is called in Chinese “中文热 that swept the country and the world in the past few decades is still burning strong.

The Department of Chinese Studies aims to develop as one of the major centres for Chinese Studies in India. The students are provided with sound infrastructure and a rich academic environment that aims at their overall development. The emphasis on the classroom teaching and interactions with the students is accompanied with lectures and workshops by eminent scholars to provide the students with academic exposure.

The Department of Chinese Studies was among the first three departments to be established in School of Languages and has already witnessed one batch of MA students and three batches of BA pass out with Masters and Bachelor (Honours) degrees respectively. The students have all landed with attractive employment offers and have added to the name of the Department.


1. Courses offered by the Department:

The Department offers wide range of courses focusing on developing the linguistic ability and cultural competence in the Bachelor Program. The Masters is aimed at inculcating in students the research ability and offers more specialized courses. The Masters program of the department boasts of varied courses which are offered as per the demands and requirements of the time. The students of Bachelor Program are also expected to do General and Elective Courses.


COURSE NO

COURSE TITLE

Credit

Hours/Week

BA 1st Semester (1st Year)

SLC-101

Sounds and Tones

3

3

SLC-102

Reading Chinese-I

3

3

SLC-103

Comprehension-I

3

3

SLC-104

Writing Chinese-I

3

3

SLC-105*

Introduction to China (Antiquity to 1840)

3

3

BA 2nd Semester (1 year)

SLC-106

Intonation and Conversation

3

3

SLC-107

Reading Chinese-II

3

3

SLC-108

Comprehension-II

3

3

SLC-109

Writing Chinese-II

3

3

SLC-110*

Modern China (1840-1949)

3

3

BA 3rd Semester (2nd Year)

SLC-201

Selected Readings-I

3

3

SLC-202

Chinese Oration-I

3

3

SLC-203

Composition -I

3

3

SLC-204

Introduction to China  Culture-I

3

3

SLC-205*

Contemporary China (1949 onwards)

3

3

BA. 4th Semester (2nd Year)

SLC-206

Selected Reading-II

3

3

SLC-207

Chinese Oration-II

3

3

SLC-208

Composition-II

3

3

SLC-209

Introduction to Chinese Culture-II

3

3

SLC-210*

Socio-political and economic conditions in China

3

3

BA. 5th Semester (3rd Year)

SLC-301

Selected Readings-III

3

3

SLC-302

Chinese Oration-III

3

3

SLC-303

Newspaper Chinese-I

3

3

SLC-304

Composition-III

3

3

BA. 6th Semester (3rd Year)

SLC-305

Selected Readings-IV

3

3

SLC-306

Chinese Oration-IV

3

3

SLC-307

Newspaper Chinese-II

3

3

SLC-308

Composition-IV

3

3

**MA 7th Semester (1st Year)3

SLC-401

Introduction to Geography of China

4

4

SLC-402

The theories and practice of translation-I

4

4

SLC-403

Introduction to Classical Chinese

4

4

SLC-404

Interpretation-I

4

4

SLC-409

History of Modern Chinese Literature

4

4

SLC-411

Selected Readings in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature-I

4

4

**MA 8th Semester (1 Year)

SLC-405

Introduction to Chinese History

4

4

SLC-406

The theories and practice of translation-II

4

4

SLC-407

Readings in Chinese Military Strategy

4

4

SLC-408

Interpretation-II

4

4

SLC-410

History of Contemporary Chinese Literature

4

4

SLC-412

Selected Readings in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature-II

4

4

**MA 9th Semester (2nd Year)

SLC-501

Sino-Indian Culture Interaction

4

4

SLC-502

Business Chinese

4

4

SLC-504

Interpretation-III

4

4

SLC-509

Theories and Practices of Translation –III

4

4

SLC-510

Selected Readings in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature- III

4

4

SLC-512

History of Ancient Chinese Literature-I

4

4

**MA 10th Semester (2nd Year)

SLC-503

Report on Internship/Dissertation

6

6

SLC-505

History of Chinese philosophy

4

4

SLC-506

Chinese for Tourism

4

4

SLC-507

Chinese Culture Studies

4

4

SLC-508

Interpretation-IV

4

4

SLC-511

Selected Readings in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature- IV

4

4

SLC-513

History of Ancient Chinese Literature- II

4

4

** Only four out of the given list of the courses are offered.

 

Teaching Staff

The List of Faculty members in the Department:


S. No.

Name

Area of Specialization

1

Ms Tanvi Negi, Assistant Professor

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese Culture, Language teaching

2

Mr. Madhurendra Kr. Jha Assistant Professor

Chinese language,literature and Culture

3

Dr. R.N. Sharma, Associate Professor on Contract

Chinese History, Politics, International relations & Modern Chinese Literature,India since 1947.

4

Ms. Anukriti Bisht, Guest Faculty

Chinese Culture, Chinese Language

5

Mr. Shubham Karmakar, Guest Faculty

Chinese language,literature and culture

6

Dr. B. R. Deepak, Professor Adjunct

Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, Translation Studies, China Studies, India-China Relations

 

 

 

Contact details

For any specific department related query or detailed information please contact on the details given below:

 

Head / In-Charge

Department of Chinese Studies

School of Languages, Doon University

Mothrowala Road, Kedarpuram

P.O. Ajabpur, Dehradun

248001 Uttarakhand INDIA

Tel. +91-135-2533124

Fax. +91-135-2533115

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