This program aims to explore the cross-cultural history of Sinology, and improve students’ understanding of the way of thinking in Sinology and the topics of concern for intellectuals. Meanwhile, the courses help develop students’ multilingual (Chinese and English) academic performance. The courses attempt to place Sinology in the context of Asian and world history and to consider the relationship between Sinology and the modern world system. The course will help students understand the different academic traditions in Sinology, including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, North America, and Europe, especially the cultural exchange and academic relations between countries.
In this program, Sinology is defined as an inclusive, multifaceted academic tradition, which can provide abundant resources for thinking. It helps find a way of thinking that seeks common ground and respects the difference in the modern society, while creating a symbiotic future.