M.A. Program in


(English taught)



Ocean University of China


Ocean University of China (OUC) is a comprehensive university which offers courses in Science, Engineering, Agronomy, Economics, Liberal Arts, Pharmaceutics, Management, Law, and Education. OUC has been approved as one of the national key universities with “Project 985” and “Project 211”. OUC is located in the beautiful coastal city of Qingdao, the 29th Olympic Sailing Regatta in 2008, also a renowned summer resort and an attractive historic tourist city of scenic beauty and temperate climate.


China Studies

The College of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Communication at the Ocean University of China (OUC) offers this Master’s of China Studies program for international students with a keen interest in China who hope to broaden their previous studies or experiences of China, and for those who may have had little exposure to China in their studies to date and are limited by their Chinese language ability. It also aims to equip advanced, specialized personnel with a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of China.



Our program offers a wide range of courses in China’s history and development, as well as its literature, philosophy, and tradition. In addition to undertaking the courses that cover the breadth of knowledge about China, students will also have an opportunity to develop their own particular areas of specialization by selecting relevant courses and writing dissertations on China’s history, society, culture tradition, philosophy, language, literature, and business. This program consists of three main focuses:

  • Chinese History and Contemporary Society

  • Chinese Philosophy and Thought

  • Chinese Language and Literature




Introduction to Chinese Culture

Ancient Chinese Philosophy and Thought

History of China: From Earliest Times to 1840

Classics of Ancient Chinese Literature

Accelerated Chinese Language

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Writers

History of Modern China

Philosophy and Thoughts in Modern China

Main Elective:

China in the International Perspective

Accelerated Chinese Language

Chinese Folk Culture

China and the World Economy

Inter-cultural Communication

A Comparative Study of Chinese and Western Cultures

Introduction to Chinese Language Culture

Chinese Art

Introduction to Chinese Maritime Culture

Religion and Beliefs in China

Field Study / Internship

Lecture/seminar series (Chinese pop culture, film, cuisine, education, political system, etc.)

Working Language:English is the language of instruction.


This program has a strong team of faculty, including 14 professors and associate professors from the College of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Communication, and other departments of Ocean University of China, the majority of whom have the experiences of study, doing research and/or teaching in English speaking countries. In addition to faculty members from Ocean University of China, experts and scholars from our partner universities at home and abroad will be invited to give courses or lectures to our students. Faculty and their fields of interest are listed below.


Dr. Chen Yongsheng, Chinese philology

Mr. Chen Zhuo, traditional Chinese culture

Prof. Deng Hongfeng, English, history

Dr. Han Mei, ancient Chinese poetry, cultural study

Dr. He Weiqing, modern Chinese literature

Prof. Huang Yaping, Chinese philology

Prof. Leng Weiguo, Chinese literature of early age.

Ms. Li Bei, Chinese art

Dr. Li Jing, ancient Chinese literature

Prof. Li Yang, folklore and folk literature

Prof. Li Mengyu, intercultural communication, comp. Lit.

Prof. Liu Shuguang, world economy, marine economy

Dr. Liu Shuang, comparative literature

Dr. Liu Zhuoxia, literature of Tang & Song Dynasty

Prof. Luo Yirong, comparative literature and culture

Dr. Ma Hongwei, comparative literature

Dr. Min Ruiwu, Chinese history and cultural exchange

Dr. Meng Gang, Chinese culture

Prof. Qu Jinliang, study of marine culture

Prof. Ren Dongsheng, Chinese religions

Prof. Wang Qingyun, ancient Chinese Literature

Dr. Wang Xujie, modern Chinese history

Prof. Wang Ying, teaching Chinese to speakers of other language

Dr. Wang Yingying, Chinese art

Prof. Xue Haiyan, fiction of Ming & Qing dynasties

Dr. Yu Fan, history of Chinese journalism & communication

Dr. Zheng Xin, Chinese art

Prof. Zhou Hong, teaching Chinese to speakers of other language

Dr. Zhu Jianjun, Wold history, marine culture



Application: 400 RMB

Tuition: 20,500 RMB per year


Chinese Government Scholarship is available for international students in this program. For details, please visit: http://iec.ouc.edu.cn/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=162

Please note:In the case of that ‘China Studies’ is not yet added by CSC into the category of major in CSC scholarship application form, when you fill in the application form, please select discipline ‘History’ then major ‘Chinese History and Culture’ that is close to ‘China Studies’. OUC will replace ‘Chinese History and Culture’ by ‘China Studies’ in your application form before it is officially submitted to CSC.  

Admission Requirements

1. Bachelor’s Degree holder;
 2. Non-Chinese citizen;
 3. Good English proficiency which meets the requirement of degree courses;
 4. No previous Chinese language knowledge is required to apply for this program.


For information about application, registration and accommodation please visit:

Application Deadline:July 15 each year.

Entrance date:the beginning of September each year.

Duration of Study:the normal period of study for the program is 2 years, and the achieved credits are valid within 5 years.


This program is housed at OUC’s Laoshan Campus, the main campus of the university. For more information about OUC’s campuses, please visit:


Contact Us

For more information about M.A. program in China Studies, Please contact:
 Prof. Luo Yirong
 Program Director

For specific information about admissions, please contact:

Admissions Liaison
 at International Student Center, OUC
 Tel: +86-532-85901555 (English)
 Fax: +86-532-85901868
iec@ouc.edu.cn /iec@public.qd.sd.cn
 Mailing address: No.23 East Hongkong Road,
 Qingdao (266071), China

Please also visit:

College of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Communication:


Ocean University of China:



Frequent Asked Questions and Answers



Q: If not supported by scholarships, what is the tuition for the entire program? Can you also give an estimate about the living expenses on campus? 

A: Without scholarship support, the tuition fees will be: Application: 400 RMB; Tuition: 20,500 RMB per year. Room rent could be around RMB 1000 or more per month. For rooms rate within campus please go to: http://iec.ouc.edu.cn/yingwenban/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=58, while cost on food would be RMB 1000 on campus.


Q: what is the number of classes/hours per week and the systems of grading employed?

A: Most of the courses will be finished within the first year of your study with about 12 class hours per week, and you will focus mainly on dissertation and internship in the second year. Normally, attendance, oral presentation/discussion, course papers are included in the grading system for our courses offered.


Q: How can I access detailed information of faculty members of the program?

A: You may find information of most of our supervisors/instructors from the College of Liberal Arts, Journalism and Communication in the webpage: http://eweb.ouc.edu.cn/lajc/1690/list.htm.For those who are from other college or department, you can just click the name below to access their CV: Liu Shuguang, Deng Hongfeng.


Q: What other scholarships can OUC provide besides Chinese Government Scholarship to support the students’ study? 

A: Beyond the Chinese Government Scholarship, OUC offers a President Scholarship for International Student. To check the details pleas go to: http://iec.ouc.edu.cn/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=56. This is what we have for the time being. OUC Center for International Student (Jimmy Zhao) will send each self-support student an application form to fill (if you want) when every semester ends. The amount of the money will be RMB1,500 for one semester. It won’t be much demanding to get this scholarship if you have no course failed in record.


Q: I have tried searching the given website as best as I could but did not find any link to an application form.

A: Please go to:http://iec.ouc.edu.cn/yingwenban/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=34and follow direction in red letters:


Applying methods[You can take either one of the two methods]

[作者:佚名文章来源:本站原创点击数:17497 更新时间:2010-7-31


Welcome to Ocean University of China.

1Please click APPLICATIOIN FORM to download it, and fill in it with signature pen followed by sending it to the Admission Office with other required materials.

2Applying On Line[ this is a link, click it then you can see an application form online]

Please fill in the form and submit it on line. If he/she cannot open the page of Apply on Line, please take the first application method.


Either method he/she uses, please contact us via email after applying in order to be assured the application is received and processed. When his/her application is accepted, we will send him/her the Admission Notice and JW202 at the end of December for the Mar.


For more information about campus life, please visit:




Events and Pictures