M.A. On Campus

Chinese Literature

University of Hawaii at Manoa

12 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. degree in Chinese Literature is offered at University of Hawaii at Manoa in the field of Chinese literary and cultural studies with further emphasis on genre studies, literary history, or literary theory and criticism. 


The Academic Program

A variety of courses are taught on the subjects of classical Chinese poetry, Ming-Qing fiction, and 20th century Chinese literary and cultural studies.

Within each area of concentration, the student may choose to emphasize either language or literature. The program is also intended to provide professional training and practical teaching experience for future teachers of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The Chinese Literature program is offered by University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The faculty and facilities in the area of teaching East Asian languages are numerous and diverse and encouragement is given to those interested in pursuing teaching careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • 20th Century China
  • Local History of Late Imperial China
  • Local History of 20th Century China
  • Chinese Intellectual History
  • The Chinese Revolution
  • The People's Republic of China
  • Introduction to Zen
  • Seminar on Buddhism
  • Taoism in China
  • Drama and Theatre of China

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible, an applicant must hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. At minimum, the applicant needs to demonstrate above average academic performance (B average, usually a 3.0 on a 1.0-4.0 scale) for undergraduate course work and for any post-baccalaureate or graduate course work. 
  • Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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