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Chinese Studies at UC San Diego 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 language faculty.

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.


Program Mailing & Physical Address

University of California San Diego
Chinese Studies Program
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0113
Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1009
La Jolla, CA 92093-0113


Parking Information

Parking lots closest to the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Building are Revelle Parking Lot & Pangea Parking Structure.

Please note the following:

  • Parking permits ARE REQUIRED to park on campus between the hours of 7:00am and 11:00pm, Monday-Friday.
  • No parking permit is necessary on Saturdays, Sundays, and official University holidays.
  • ALWAYS follow posted instructions and/or instructions printed on permits to avoid parking violation citations.
  • A properly dated permit purchased from any pay station (except inside Gilman Parking Structure) provide parking for the following spaces:
    V

    Visitor Spots: 24 hours daily, Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure V spaces

      B  
    Green Spots:
    24 hours daily, Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure   B   spaces

      S  

    Yellow Spots:24 hours daily

      A  
    Red Spots
    : 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.**, Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure   A   spaces
    ** Never valid where posted “  A   permit required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”

    Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.

For official UCSD parking information, visit the Transportation Services website.

Driving Directions

From Interstate 5 (North of UC San Diego)
  • Leave I-5 at Genesee Ave. Exit (Exit 29)
  • Take the RIGHT fork at the exit for Genesee Ave. WEST
  • Turn LEFT at North Torrey Pines Road
  • Turn LEFT at Muir College Drive to locate building (CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION)
  • Access Pangea Parking Structure by turning LEFT on Pangea Drive. Parking Structure will be on your left.
  • Access Revelle Parking Lot by turning LEFT on to Revelle College Drive and turn left at the first stop sign to enter parking lot.
From Interstate 5 (South of UC San Diego)
  • Leave I-5 at La Jolla Village Dr. Exit (Exit 28B)
  • Turn LEFT onto La Jolla Village Dr.
  • Continue straight on North Torrey Pines Rd. (La Jolla Village Dr. will become onto North Torrey Pines Rd.)
  • Turn RIGHT at Muir College Drive to locate building (CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION)
  • Access Pangea Parking Structure by turning RIGHT on Pangea Drive. Parking structure will be on your left.
  • Access Revelle Parking Lot by turning RIGHT on to Revelle College Drive and turn left at the first stop sign to enter parking lot.