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College of Humanities

College of Humanities

Department of Chinese Literature

Department of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics


Department of History


Graduate Institute of Chinese Documentation and Folk Arts





Colleges and Departments

                   College of Law
                  College of Business
College of Social Science
College of Public Affairs
College of Humanities
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Liberal Arts education plays a very important role in a comprehensive university. Thus comes the College of Humanities. Expanded from a former General Education Department (including Sections of Chinese, Foreign Languages, and History), College of Law and Commerce, National Chung Hsing University, many departments and graduate institutes thus come into being, including Department of Chinese, Department of Foreign Languages & Applied Linguistics, Department of History, Center for International Negotiations and Interpreations Graduate Institute of Civilian Arts and Graduate Institute of Classic Philosophy.

The ultimate educational mission of the College shows that education should return to human-orientation, realizing the idea of human civilization. We are to nurture leaders across the century, who are best equipped with human disciplines and with bright visions of the future-as well as the professional, technology-based and modern professionals in literature, history and languages.

Prospects in the Future :

We help to promote the cultural activities in the areas of San Xia and Ying Ge. The teaching and research on campus will extend, and thus, be integrated, into the regular festivals of humanistic arts. A long-term exhibition space will be reserved. Various types of exhibition on cultural activities will be held on a regular basis in the hope that we could stimulate more researches for the residents in the San Xia and Ying Ge areas and further in the northern part of Taiwan.

The Graduate Institute of Classic Philosophy is going to accept applicants starting the academic year 2002. Still on the way is Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Languages, which will be on our University schedule in the academic year 2003. We are also thinking seriously of the establishment of the departments of Pottery Arts, Music & Drama and Philosophy to construct a complete set of College of Humanities.

As part of the whole planning of the University to meet the need pedagogy, we now have a professional Lab for Negotiation and Oral Interpretation, a multi-media resources classroom, a project exhibition room and a performance arts center. The University Museum, Literature & History File Room and Language Center are also on the blue print.

We will integrate the College of Humanities into the local community, enriching characteristic of community features and devoting to lifelong education.

We will upgrade the teaching faculty of the College, merging the best human resources available from various departments and graduate institutes for an improved academic performance.

A distance teaching system will soon be set up, making it much easier to exert academic exchange with renowned universities and institutes-home and abroad.

Department of Chinese Literature:

In the Department of Chinese, equivalent emphasis is placed on what is traditional vs. modern, theoretical vs. practical, Overall vs. Local, Comparative vs. abstruse. We stress the integration of languages and information technology as well as the cultivation of language skills, opening a wide range of job options for the students. The department is specialized in rendering the Chinese language technologicalized, localized, practicalized, and modernized.

Department of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics:

The department aims at training the students with better language skills and to teach them how to put the languages into diverse kinds of use. The curricula are divided into three groups :

Literature and Culture

Translation and Interpretation

Applied Linguistics (including English Teaching)

With the theoretical background and full experience of practicum, the students are required to accomplish a professional and multi-level training curricula. The students will graduate with a full set of academic training, human disciplines and international visions.

Department of History:

The four main areas of the Department of History includes: Historical Data & Historical Methodology, Chinese History, History of Local Areas, and The History of the World. We place a lot of emphasis on the idea of "History is Life" guided by the present world situations. The teaching themes are made up of the following topics: comparative study, across-the-subject integration, multi-cultural language training and a tight grip of information technology.

Graduate Institute of Chinese Documentation and Folk Arts:

Arts theories and ways of how to put them into practice receive equivalent emphasis at this institute. In order to have a more complete picture of folklore arts, we invite senior entertainers and artists (such as winners of Ethnic Festivals or Heritage Award, winners of Folklore Workmanship Award, winners of Lifelong Achievement in Folklore Arts and Special Contribution) to perform a series of lectures and projects-collaborated work contributed by both scholars and professional technicians. The curricula cover all kinds of folklore arts theories and practice, which consist of workmanship, fine arts, music, traditional dramas and customs.

The Institute will introduce diverse kinds of arts-oriented theories: folklore and anthropology at home and abroad for introspection. We hope to initiate theoretical discussions on folklore arts and thus build the theoretical background for the study. With special emphasis on spatial dimensions of folklore arts, we are looking forward to building a new milestone in this field, realizing the idea of serving the society with academic success.