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Subject Policy Statement - CHINESE STUDIES

 

A. Purpose and Program Description

The Libraries seeks to support teaching, learning and research in Chinese Studies.The Collection supports the teaching, learning and research needs of faculty, students and visiting scholars pursuing Chinese Studies.

The mission of the Chinese Department is to play an important role in promoting Chinese studies at home and abroad. The Department offers B.A., MA and Ph.D. degrees courses in Chinese language, history, literature, philosophy, translation and Chinese Studies. It aims at promoting the understanding of Chinese language, literature and history; to further the ability of the students in the use of the Chinese language; and to study the development of the Chinese civilization and its place in the modern world. Courses are also offered to non-BA students for inter-Faculty broadening purposes.

Moreover, its Chinese Language Enhancement Programme provides Practical Chinese Language courses for undergraduate students of major Faculties and Schools in the University. T he Chinese Language Division offers certificate courses in Putonghua or Cantonese to Chinese students and foreign speakers.

 

B. General Selection Guidelines (See Classed Analysis)

Overall, the Libraries' existing collection and acquisitions commitments, based upon available resources, and its collection goal for Chinese Studies are at the research (4) level.

 

C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: We collect monographs, periodicals, reference works, scholarly series, annuals, maps and newspapers extensively, while electronic tools, audio/visual materials, dissertations and textbooks selectively.
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect current materials extensively and materials of earlier centuries selectively. We rely upon gifts for rare materials.
  3. Chronological Focus: We collect materials from all periods.
  4. Languages Collected: We collect Chinese language materials extensively and English, Japanese, and Korean language materials selectively.
  5. Place of Publication: We collect materials published in China (including HK, Taiwan and Macau) extensively and UK, Singapore, US, Europe and other parts of the world selectively.