Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies
Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies
China, which has turned into the greatest trading partner of Japan, is expected to develop further as a result of the economic effect of Shanghai Expo in 2010. The Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies fosters human resources who can comprehensively understand the present situation of China, which is showing its presence increasingly in international society, and play an active part as a bridge between Japan and China.
The Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies offers a curriculum focusing on a hands-on program, in which all second-year student study in China for four months, and an optional field research and training program and internship program. It attaches importance to the students' understanding of China through their hands-on experience.
Chinese language education to students starts immediately after they enter Aichi University in the aim of enabling them to pass the sixth grade Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK), which is a Chinese proficiency examination that serves as a requirement to enter a Chinese liberal arts university. Students can learn English for the four-year period in pursuit of high linguistic capabilities demanded in the business scene.
Aichi University originates from Toa Dobunshoin University, which was established in Shanghai, China, in 1901. Backed by Aichi University's exchange activities with China exceeding a century, Aichi University has built an overwhelmingly high record of accomplishment with the reputation that it is the best university for research and education on China. The university's exchange activities include exchange agreements with 11 universities, the compilation of Chinese-Japanese comprehensive dictionary, and the adoption of three programs as Center of Excellence Good Programs (COE-GPs) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
The Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies offers Chinese classes, ranging from a basic Chinese class to an advanced class that includes presentation and business conversation lesson. English classes are offered according to the skill level of each student in the aim of enabling the student to acquire English proficiency steadily.
Offering courses covering research subjects on China, such as politics, economy, language, and culture. Three courses selectable are offered to students in their second year so each student can learn systematically according to his or her interest.
The Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies has a curriculum based on three hands-on principles that attached importance to hands-on experience and enable students to understand China in depth. Furthermore, the Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies promotes students' long-term studying abroad with the recognition of credits acquired abroad.
All second-year students are expected to study at Nankai University of Tianjin for four months in the spring semester and learn the language and have firsthand knowledge of Chinese culture.
Fieldwork is implemented for third-year students in China in their spring term to understand the real present situation of China.
Students experience on-the-job training at Japanese subsidiaries in China so that they will know the actual business scene and use the experience for a reference to consider their future occupations.
Three specialized courses selectable are offered to students in their second year and beyond.
The three advanced programs are offered to each student for their second year.
Students study China's politics, economy, industry, foreign relations, and relationship with Japan, along with relevant social and historical background information. This knowledge helps students develop the skills necessary to conduct smooth negotiations and transactions with Chinese counterparts in business endeavors such as trade and investment.
This course trains people who can contribute to the development of friendly relations between Japan and China and who can play active roles in international society through a strategic perspective. Students study to have a comprehensive understanding of regional issues including the politics and economy of East Asia, economic development of developing countries, international cooperation, international culture, and global issues of food, population, and the environment.
This course trains people to have a good understanding of Chinese culture, so they can contribute to mutual understanding with diverse ethnic groups within the Chinese-speaking world.
Students acquire skill in Chinese and study modern Chinese language, literature, art, society, history, and thought to understand the characteristics of Chinese culture.