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CEASG Workshop: Towards Chinese Studies at the University of Groningen

Wanneer:di 12-12-2017 10:00 - 16:00
Waar:Grote vergaderzaal, Oude Boteringestraat

CEASG workshop on Chinese Language and Culture on the occasion of the Inaugural lecture of the first Chair for Chinese Language and Culture Prof. Oliver Moore

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Towards Chinese Studies at the University of Groningen

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen is currently preparing a BA programme in Chinese Language and Culture (180 ECTS). To this end the Faculty has appointed Prof. Oliver Moore as the first Chair in Chinese Language and Culture. The Chair is associated with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen (CEASG) under Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG), and it is co-funded by the Confucius Institute Headquarters Hanban.

As a first stepping stone towards developing this BA programme, Prof. Moore will teach a new course in Chinese Language and Culture within the BA Programme International Relations and International Organization (30 ECTS, starting Febr. 2018).

The development of a BA in Chinese Language and Culture is a new project without pre-existing arrangements. The programme will focus on contemporary Chinese studies, and it will provide opportunities for study in China, for instance at the University of Groningen's associate research centres at Fudan University, Shanghai, and Tsinghua University, Beijing, or other Chinese partner institutions. A special role is foreseen for the University of Groningen Yantai (UGY).


The workshop will contribute to the development of a distinctive programme in Chinese Studies at the University of Groningen. The structure of the workshop will facilitate exchanges of views on the development of a Chinese studies programme at the University of Groningen, emphasizing 'live debate' rather than extended presentations. Speakers are asked to comment on Oliver Moore's draft programme for a BA Chinese Language and Culture (attached) and to offer insights on best practices and recent trends.

In order to enhance discussion the workshop is organized around three subjects which Prof. Moore and others aim to see reflected in the final programme design: Chinese language, Chinese culture and modern Chinese studies. Participants are encouraged to raise further themes during the discussions.


The workshop is open to all interested to attend. To register please send an email to