Chinese

  • Exchange student in China
    © Restricted/Sam Brosnahan. Sam has a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and Political Science and International Relations. Two years into his degree Sam was able to spend a semester on exchange at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Qualifications

Overview

China is one of the world’s oldest civilisations and is, in the 21st century, the most heavily populated nation in the world, with over 1.3 billion people. Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world. For the last few years, China has been Aotearoa New Zealand's fastest growing market for international visitors.

By developing competency in the Chinese language, students will gain insight and access to Chinese culture. Understanding the society and culture of this historic yet modern nation is becoming increasingly important as China overtakes more traditional western nations in terms of economic power, cultural relevance, and international influence.

Contact us

Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Level 5, James Logie building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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