Welcome to the Chinese Studies Program at UCSD 


TODAY, NOVEMBER 15 - 11am to 1pm

Learn about the Chinese Studies program, language course, study abroad, and library resources! Details below!

Chinese Studies at UCSD is an interdisciplinary program offering both a major and minor program that fosters an understanding of China with an emphasis on contemporary and historical research.

Students in the Chinese Studies Program will acquire valuable linguistic, cultural, political, historical, and artistic knowledge of China that will help them to succeed in their future careers. By coordinating with different departments across the university, students are able to see and learn about China from a variety of perspectives.

Chinese Studies offers intensive Mandarin Chinese language courses. The Chinese language program consists of rigorous language courses that are designed to complement a student’s linguistic background with Mandarin Chinese. Students will master the complexities of the language through expert instruction from our skilled lecturers.

UC San Diego hosts one of the strongest programs on modern Chinese culture and society in the United States, with particular interest in religion, popular culture and film.  With study abroad opportunities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, students have the chance to explore Chinese culture and language while taking courses to help them complete their degree.

Click here to learn more about the major and minor requirements for Chinese Studies.

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Chinese Language with Chinese Studies

Learn Chinese at UCSD!

Interested in taking a Chinese language course at UCSD?

Chinese Studies courses fulfill many language and general education requirements across colleges.

Fulfill graduation requirements while learning the most commonly spoken language in the world!

Learn more about our courses here!


Chinese Studies Open House
11am - 1pm
Thich Naht Hanh Room & Patio in the Student Center
Visit the Chinese Studies Open House to learn about the Chinese Studies program, language courses, library resources, and study abroad.
Refreshments provided and the chance to win prizes!!
More info here

San Diego Asian Film Festival 
Hosted by Pacific Arts Movement, showcasing Asian cinema, with films from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and many others and the Taiwan Film Showcase from November 12-14 at Price Center Theater
Film Festival from November 9th - 18th
Event info here


Erin South graduated from UC-San Diego in June 2017 with a BA in International Studies-History. With her Chinese Studies minor and language skills, she has been able to take her knowledge and skills to work on global health initiatives. To learn more about Erin and how Chinese Studies can help you, click here.

Student Advising

Office Hours

in HSS 1009

Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Office Hours


Click on the Calendar image to view Office Hours for CHIN Lecturers and

TAs or here