The subject of the Chinese Studies / East Asian Studies course is the society of contemporary China and the historical process of its formation, as well as the political, social, economic and cultural transformations in a globalizing environment. Japan and Korea are given special consideration in the events that are part of the general part of East Asian Studies. The Chinese language occupies a large part of the course. In the course of language acquisition, knowledge of modern Chinese is acquired in the four basic skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking); knowledge of premodern Chinese can also be acquired as an option.

The course contents to be selected, which focus on East Asia, serve to classify China in the East Asian context. The combination of the study areas (language, methodology and content) enables the students to analyze and present phenomena of Chinese society. Core questions of China Studies / East Asian Studies are, for example, what effects the increasing internationalization of China has in domestic / foreign policy. Among other things, the economic upswing, demographic change and structural changes in China are important.

In the context of Integrated Chinese Studies, for which students of the Chinese Studies / East Asian Studies course can apply at the end of the second semester, the language training is also particularly deepened by a one-year stay at the Chinese partner university that is integrated into the curriculum. During the year abroad in China, students have the opportunity to gain their first independent research experience in China under the guidance of a Chinese university professor and to present the results in German and English. In addition, the focus on Chinese studies is deepened through courses at the partner university.

Program Structure

The mono bachelor's degree is divided into the study areas language, Chinese studies, history, modules related to areas and the study area general vocational preparation (ABV).

At the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study takes place through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

Modules in the related areas expand the specialist spectrum. In addition to the modules of the chosen core subject, the modules of the related areas are intended to provide the students with an expanded but self-contained qualification profile.

The modules of the related areas and the services provided in them must not match the modules and services of the core subject and the general vocational preparation study area. Agreements with the specialist department and specialist representatives from the related areas are essential.

The general vocational preparation study area (ABV) includes an internship as well as the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender & diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted will. The objectives, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in separate ABV study and examination regulations.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examinations. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Chinese Studies / East Asian Studies, Mono-Bachelor

Language study area

Basic module Chinese I.
Basic module Chinese II
Basic module Chinese III
Extension module Chinese
Specialization module Chinese A
Elective module Advanced module Chinese B or
module: Premodern Chinese

Department of Chinese Studies

Compulsory module

Regional basics

One module is to be selected from the following modules:

Advanced modules History and culture  or
economy and law  or
politics and society
Advanced modules 1 History and culture  or
economy and law  or
politics and society
Specialization modules 2 History and culture  or
economy and law  or
politics and society
Elective modules

History and culture  or
economics and law  or
politics and society  or
East Asia, history and culture  or
East Asia, economics and politics

History study area

choose two modules
Modules History of China before 1911 or
History of China after 1911 or
East Asia History and Culture and / or
East Asia Economy and Politics

Entry Requirements

English (level B1 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. 

Activities can arise in business, media, national and international organizations as well as in educational institutions. Due to the acquired skills in the Chinese language, institutions or institutes of universities that, for example, maintain cooperation with Chinese institutions, can be considered as future employers.

Since not all graduates find a place on the narrower specialist job market, the acquisition of additional qualifications, as they are already imparted in the General Vocational Preparation (ABV) study area, as well as early orientation with regard to broader employment opportunities and the personal application strategy of of great importance for a successful career start.

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