Facts and Figures

The College of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Communication of Ocean University of China (OUC) has four departments and 13 institutes. The college offers four undergraduate programs, namely, Chinese Language and Literature, Cultural Industry Management, Journalism, as well as Editing and Publishing Studies. Among them, Journalism as well as Editing and Publishing Studies enroll students in the first level discipline of Journalism and Communication, and require its students to have background in the first-level discipline before they choose majors freely at the end of their second year. In addition, the bachelor’s program in Chinese Language (as second language) is offered for international students.

The College offers one doctoral program (including one post-doctoral research program) in Cultural Industry Management and two master’s programs in the first-level disciplines of Chinese Language and Literature, and Chinese History. The two master’s programs offer 13 second-level discipline graduate programs, namely, Theory of Literature and Art, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Chinese Philology, Ancient Chinese Literature, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Comparative Literature and World Literature, Media Culture, Historical Geography, History on Particular Subjects, Ancient Chinese History, Modern Chinese History, Cultural Industry Management, and Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

The College boasts of a strong team of faculty. Among the 67 faculty members, there are over 37 full professors and associate professors, and as many as 46 faculty members hold PhD degrees or are doctoral candidates. Wang Meng, honorary dean of this college, is a famous writer and scholar. Other highly renowned scholars, such as Tong Qingbing, Yan Jiayan, Yuan Xingpei, Shu Yi, are also invited to give lectures regularly through a special module of the curriculum named “Lectures by the Big-name”. Furthermore, China’s top writers, such as Wang Meng, Mo Yan, Bi Shumin, Yu Hua, Zhang Wei, Chi Zijian, are invited to preside over literary activities as “writers in residence” at OUC for certain periods every year.

The college places high value on integrating teaching with academic research and innovative education. Some of its research fields, such as maritime history and culture, children’s literature, Wang Meng study, Chinese character semiology, cultural industry, folk literature, aesthetics of human resources and ci fu studies, enjoy national and international reputations.

There are professional teaching laboratories such as the Lab. of Network Communication, the Lab. of News Photography, the Lab. of News Studio, the Lab. of Film & Video Demonstration, the Lab. of Editing and Layout, the Lab. of Graphic Design, and the Lab. of 3D Animation Design. The College’s library has 15,000 books and 25 categories of magazines in an area of 200 square meters, and it has an e-Library equipped with servers to provide research materials and information for faculty members and students.
The National Research Center for Cultural Industry,a national research institution authorized by the State Ministry of Culture, is affiliated to the College.
The College values international exchange and cooperation. Cooperative relationships have been established with more than 10 universities and academic institutions from countries and regions all over the world, including the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.  

The College currently has over 1300 students, including 150 international students. Students here can enjoy a variety of colorful extracurricular activities, among which the Boya(博雅) Literature Society, the Changshi (尝试) Drama Troupe, and some other professor-supervised academic groups are particularly popular.