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... looks into questions such as ...

  • What kind of changes has the Chinese society undergone historically?
  • What does Confucianism entail?
  • How are Chinese poems structured?
  • What did the Chinese language sound like 1000, 2000 and 300 years ago?
  • Which traditional elements may be found in contemporary Chinese culture?

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Sinology, Master 2 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

 it provides advanced contents-related, linguistic and methodological know-how that forms the basis for autonomous research in the field of sinology.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • History
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • motivation, the ability to work autonomously, stamina
  • a gift for languages
  • good grasp of the German language
  • excellent English-language skills
  • excellent understanding of modern and pre-modern Chinese
  • the willingness to study abroad


  • critical and reflective reading
  • in-depth research
  • self-reliant compilation of research results, spending time in the library
  • foreign languages

struggle through:

  • a plethora of specialist literature
  • Chinese-language sources and specialist literature
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Sinology, B.A.
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the corporate field
  • in the media
  • in the cultural sector
  • in the educational sector
  • in academia

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 2nd-3rd semester.
Duration: 1 or 2 semesters

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Prof. Dr. Christine Moll-Murata
Building, Room: AKAFÖ-Haus OAW, Universitätsstr. 134, Raum 3.13
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28254
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Ostasienwissenschaften
Building, Room: AKAFÖ-Haus, Universitätsstr. 134, Raum 2/30
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25033
Website Fachschaft


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