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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, Bachelor 2 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

the degree course lays the foundation for a critical study of traditional and modern China, on the basis of a comprehensive training in modern and pre-modern Chinese language and the basics of the Chinese history, literature and philosophy. In addition, it is possible to combine this RUB subject with the B.A. "Musikwissenschaft" at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen across locations.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Chinese history
  • Chinese literature

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
  • English-language skills
  • the willingness to study abroad


  • reading
  • foreign languages
  • researching, spending time in the library
  • presenting and discussing work results

struggle through:

  • a plethora of specialist literature, language and writing
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in China-oriented enterprises and in corporate consultancy
  • in the media (press trade, entertainment, publishing companies)
  • in cultural institutions (e.g. museums and libraries)
  • in the civil service and in NGOs

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: Summer University

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is optional. It is done as part of the optional module.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 5th semester.
Duration: 1-2 semesters

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

M.A. Anna-Maria Rau
Building, Room: Universitätsstraße 134, Raum 3.12
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-19851
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Ostasienwissenschaften
Building, Room: Universitätsstraße 134, Raum 2.30
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25033
Website Fachschaft


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