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  Department of Chinese Language and Literature
 

A. Department of Chinese Language and Literature boasts the longest history and a large number of graduates in Shantou University.

Beginning its enrollment in 1983, the department has delivered more than 1000 qualified university graduates and 366 college graduates by 2006. Its postgraduate recruitment started in 1993 with 80 graduates having obtained MA degrees so far. This department has two focuses in its teaching process: one is to emphasize on basic professional teaching with a strict requirement on its teaching quality; the other being the cultivation of students’ practical ability. Its graduates, sound in professional knowledge and strong in practice, tend to excel at their work in governments, news media, enterprises, and education, etc. Their specialty level and enterprising spirit are worth special notice. Since only 1999, there are already 62 graduates who have gained admission to the graduate schools of Fu Dan University, Nan Jing University, Zhe Jiang University, Beijing Normal University, Qinghua University, and Sun Yetsan University. And among its 80 MA degree graduates, there are several having become doctoral candidates of Fu Dan University, Shan Dong University, and Sun Yetsan.
 
B. Disciplinary construction of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature has been established and is now striving for the first class in China.
 
The Department of Chinese Language and Literature offers MA degrees in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese Philology, Study of Literature and Art, Chinese Ancient Literature, which manifests acknowledgeable achievements in its disciplinary construction. Headed by Professor WANG Furen, a renowned scholar and doctoral advisor with supreme academic prestige and chairman of the Society of Modern Chinese Literature, this discipline is sure to distinguish itself as a key discipline in China within the coming three to five years. Apparently, with its balanced disciplinary layout and reasonable talent composition, the Department of Chinese Language and Literature is competitive in both teaching and research.
                                                     
C. Department of Chinese Language and Literature innovates on traditional teaching environment and teaching forms through modern information communication.
 
As info-technology be applied in overall performance of Shantou University, the Department of Chinese Language and Literature innovates on traditional teaching environment and teaching forms through modern information communication, which includes multimedia-aid teaching, building teaching and references database, intranet-based after-class tutorial and discussion, etc. These innovations will be popularized in the department once achievements have been made in pilot courses such as Survey of Literature, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, etc.
 
Undergraduate Programs
 
Chinese Philology (Chinese Language, Literature and Culture)
 
This program aims at cultivating professionals, who are of independent thinking, individual spirit, and the awareness of cultural globalization; and with a systematic knowledge, theoretical foundation and practical competence in Chinese and foreign histories of literature and culture, linguistics, aesthetics, communication and trans-cultural exchanges. The graduates are competent for the work of management, human resources, secretary, corporate planning, and public relations in transnationals and governments, and for news covering, editing, publishing, commentating, and advertising, and teaching; thus, facing a employment prospect full of opportunities.
 
This program encourages students’ engagement in literary production and academic research.
 
This program is led by Professor WANG Furen, a magnate in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and the study of Ru Xun, editor-in-chief of the academic journal “New Sinology” (published by People’s Literature Press),and the convener of the international academic organization “Society of Eastern Asian Literature” in China’s mainland.
    
As the key discipline of the university’s “211 Project” and with 4 distinctive MA programs in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese Ancient Literature, Chinese Philology, and Aesthetics of Literature and Arts, the Department of Chinese Language and Literature provides opportunities of further development for its undergraduates after their graduation.
 
This program has two phases in its teaching: the study of basic courses in the first two years; and tutorship based on individual performance and will in the later two years aiming at a faster development and a sound foundation for students’ future success.
 
Under the financial support of Hong Kong “Li Ka Shing Foundation”, this program invites renowned scholars from first class Chinese and foreign universities and celebrated writers in China to have academic exchanges and lectures in the Department every year. It also shares teaching and academic resources with Centre for the New Studies of Chinese Culture, Research Centre of Tai Wan, Hong Kong and Overseas Chinese Literature, Centre of Chaoshan Cultural Studies, and Department of Chinese Philology. These lectures as well as a team of research-based teachers guarantee a close track of the academic frontline to its teaching.
 
Length of Program: Graduation is granted after students have earned the minimum credits required in this program.
 
MA Programs
 
Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature Program (Code: 050106)
   
Launched in 1983 and expanded with a group of scholars influential both home and abroad after 2003, this program now has a research team of 15 consisting of mainly professors and associate professors (including associate researchers) with their ages averaging 42, most of whom are doctoral-degree holders. Such a team, young and vigorous, distinguishing and productive, has taken on 3 key programs in humanities and social science of the “211 Project” on national, provincial, and university levels in these three years. “New Sinology” is a program put forward on the basis of the concept “Sinology”, which aims at the construction and development of the Chinese culture and Chinese academic research. “China’s Left-wing Literary Research” is one of the two major programs of the Chinese discipline approved by the state in 2005. Under the support of the “Li Ka Shing Foundation”, this program has achievements in the past three years as follows: 15 academic works published; more than 100 papers published on academic journals with influences both home and abroad; having held two international academic seminars with great significance, participation in five major domestic academic conferences; having initiated two academic journals “New Sinology Study” and “Chinese Language Literature”, and a new centre of academic resources in the coastal area of South China which has taken shape.
 
Advisors Profile
 
WANG Furen
Doctor of Arts
Doctoral advisor
Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University
Chairman, Society of Modern Chinese Literature                   
Committee member of Society of LU Xun Study
Research Interests: Study of LU Xun, Modern Chinese Literature, Chinese Culture
 
CHENFANG Jing
Doctoral Advisor
Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University
Committee member of Society of LU Xun Study
Committee member of Society of Modern Chinese Literature
Research Interests: Study of LU Xun, Genetics of Chinese Contemporary Literature, Study of “17 Years” Literature
      
FENG Shang
       Doctor of Arts
Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University
       Research Interests: Thoughts of Chinese Contemporary Literature, Chinese Contemporary Novels, Existentialism and Chinese Contemporary Literature
       E-mail: sfeng@stu.edu.cn
   
       PENG Zhiheng
       Doctor of Arts
Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University
       Research Interests: Overseas Chinese Literature, Chinese Culture, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature from the Perspective of Culturology
       E-mail: zhpeng@stu.edu.cn
  
YI Songhui
       Doctor of Arts
Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University
       Research Interests: Study of RU Xun, Chinese Contemporary Writers, Overseas Chinese Literature
       E-Mail: shyi@stu.edu.cn
 
Literature and Art Program (Code: 050101)
 
Literature and Art is a key discipline of Shantou University “211 Project” and started the MA program in 1993. For the past 10 years and more, this program has taken on more than 10 research projects, among which there are key projects of the National Social Science Foundation; has published more than 20 academic works (translation works) and more than 300 theses. It has also held 4 international conferences since 2000. A majority of its graduates either find their position in colleges and universities, governments and news publishers, or become doctoral candidates in famous universities. There are now 31 students in the school.
 
At present, there are 2 professors, 4 associate professors (associate researchers), 4 doctoral-degree holders, and 3 instructors in its team of research and teaching. Research orientations cover both the study of fundamental theories,such as Aesthetics of Literature and Art, and the exploration on sun-rising disciplines such as Literary Criticism and Comparative Poetics.
 
This program provides special reading-room with abundant resources, computer room, and a favorable study and living environment for postgraduate students.
 
Advisors Profile
 
WANG Furen
Doctor of Arts, Professor, Doctoral Advisor
Education:
1981, MA degree in North-west University of China
1984, Doctor of Arts degree in Beijing Normal University
Working Experience:
Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University, 1986
Professor of Beijing Normal University, 1989
Doctoral Advisor of Beijing Normal University, 1993
Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University, Feb.2003
Academic Affiliations:
Member of Chinese Writers Association
Chairman, Society of Modern Chinese Literature                   
Committee member of Society of LU Xun Study
Committee member of Society of WEN Yiduo Study
Other Experience:
Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University, 1990
Teaching in Department of Chinese, Korea University, 1997
Lecturing in Singapore, 2002
Major Academic Achievements:
LU Xun Study series
Chinese Contemporary Literature series
Study of Chinese Culture series
 
MO Yan
Writer
Part-time Professor, Department of Chinese Language Literature, Shantou University
Graduated from Department of Literature, PLA Art Academy, 1986
Major Literary Works: Red Sorghum Family, Transparent Red Radish, Mo Yen Collection
 
FENG Shang
Doctor of Arts, Fu Dan University
Associate Professor, MA Advisor of Literature and Art
Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Western Contemporary Literary Theory, Comparative Poetics between China and the West
 
YAN Shichao
MA degree, Shan Dong University
Associate Researcher, MA Advisor of Literature and Art
Research Interests: Aesthetics of Literature and Art, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
 
Chinese Ancient Literature (Code: 050105)
 
This program is one of the time-honored disciplines in Shantou University with a team competitive in academic research.
 
Advisors Profile:
 
ZHANG Huimin
Professor
Renowned scholar in Poetry of Tang and Song Dynasties
Awards:
Excellent Teaching and Research Medal, Association of Chinese Culture Promotion, Guangdong Province, 1995
Second Prize of Social Science Achievements, Higher Education Entrance Examination General Office, Guangdong Province, 1998
Third Prize of the Sixth Excellent Social Science Achievements, 1999
Second Prize of Xia Chengdao Poetry, 2003
Publications:
Aesthetic Thoughts of Song Dynasty Poetry
Data Collection of Song Dynasty Poetry
Cultural Personality and Literary Thoughts of Su Shi
 
LI Guangding
Doctor
Excellent Doctoral Graduate of Fu Dan University
Research Interests: Literary Criticism of the “Six Dynasties”, Literature of Tang and Song Dynasties, esp. Tang Poetry
Publications:
Literary Research of the Trouble Times in Late Tang Dynasty
New Perspective on Classic Literature
Re-edition of Tang Poetry with New Explanations
Several Articles published in “Literary Legacy”, “Chinese Culture”, and “Fu Dan University Journal”, etc.
 
CHEN Zhanshan
Doctoral-degree holder of Cultural History, Ji Nan University
Vice Researcher
Research Interests: Classic Philology, Religious Culturology
Publications:
Collision and Integration---Historical Criticism on Sino-foreign Exchanges
 
XU Dancheng
Doctor, graduated from Nagoya University, Japan
Research Interests: Fictions in Ming and Qing Dynasties, Chinese Modern Literature
 
This program offers students systematic instructions in fundamental theories of Chinese Ancient Literature and related historical and cultural knowledge. Research orientations of this program include Criticism on Chinese Ancient Poetry and Prose, Tang and Song Poetry, Ancient Literary Philology, with its strength on Tang and Song Poetry. Its graduates face bright employment prospect ranging from colleges and universities, governments, news publishers, and etc. Some even become doctoral candidates in famous university.
 
Special reading-room with abundant resources, computer room, and a favorable study and living environment are available to postgraduate students.
 
Chinese Philology (Code: 050103)
 
As a key discipline of Shantou University “211 Project”, this program is reaching its consummation with nearly 10 years efforts in disciplinary construction and development since its establishment in 1997.Having one professor and 7 associate professors in its team, this program attaches importance to both the study of the language itself and the study of the practicality of these theories, with its focus on present disciplinary development and its aim to develop into a distinctive and promising inter-discipline.
 
Research orientations of this program such as Modern Chinese and Chinese Language Teaching for Foreigners aim to provide professionals who have, besides the competence in university Chinese language teaching and research in China, both theoretical foundation in Chinese language teaching for foreigners and the actual capability to teach foreigners Chinese. Another two research orientations, Pragmatics and Rhetoric, are added according to the current development of multi-disciplines and comprehensive research in Linguistics, with a purpose to provide professionals of solid theoretical foundation in Chinese language investigation with a promising academic future.
 
Advisors Profile:
 
DENG Xiaoqin
Associate Professor, long engagement in the research of modern Chinese and Chinese language teaching for foreigners, and has experience in teaching Chinese for foreigners in Baptist University of Hong Kong, Royal TV Station of Thailand (distance TV station)
Academic Affiliations:
Member of Society of World Chinese Language Teaching
Member of Society of Chinese Rhetoric
Research Interests: Current Pragmatic Situation of Modern Chinese, Chinese Rhetoric, Pedagogy of Chinese Language for Foreigners, and Distant Teaching of Chinese Language for Foreigners
 
DING Xuehuan
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Modern Chinese Grammar, Second-language Acquisition in Chinese, and Teaching Chinese Language for Foreigners
 
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