China is changing. In the last two decades the People’s Republic of China has emerged as a crucial player in world history, world arts and contemporary human society and communications. With a population of 1.3 billion, it boasts the world’s second-largest economy. It possesses the largest manufacturing base in the world and has the world’s largest foreign-exchange reserves. Its defence spending is twice that of Russia, and second only to the United States. And China is only the third country to put a person in space and to fly a spacecraft around the moon. By many measures, China is now undisputedly the world’s second leading power after the United States.
Understanding China is therefore of huge importance and the Chinese Studies course at Lincoln has been designed to offer a careful balance of academic and linguistic study.
When you join the programme, you will become part of a vibrant academic community. Our academics work in diverse cutting-edge fields – from architectural design to visual art and cinema, from internet media discourse (and jokes) to the political history of the 20th century. You will also be encouraged to develop your own research ambitions, and to explore nationwide collections of Chinese arts and culture. The course also includes optional culture and language fieldtrips to the Chinese speaking world.
Our course is about China and Chinese-speaking cultures and peoples, but it is designed to support you to develop, enhance and extend your skillset, so you are able to shape your profile to suit a range of future careers, taking your special understanding with you wherever you choose to go.
Find out more about the BA (Hons) Chinese Studies.