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School of Asian and African Studies

Introduction

Founded in 1961, School of Asian And African Studies of BFSU (previously named as “Department of Asian and African Languages”) is well known for its teaching and research specialties in Asian and African Languages and Literature, Asian and African Area Studies and Translation Theory & Practice. Currently, School of Asian and African Studies offers 23 foreign languages for Bachelor Degrees, including Korean, Thai, Malay, Turkish, and etc.; and around 20 foreign languages as elective courses, including Zulu, Amharic, Sanskrit, Nepali, Somali, and etc.As one of the oldest and largest schools among all the Foreign Languages Universities over the country, School of Asian and African Studies, BFSU has already made the declaration for around 45 Asian and African Languages on the record.

Approved by The Ministry of Education, the National Non-Common Languages Undergraduate Personnel Training Bases was established at the Department of Asian and African Languages in 2001, and incorporated into the “The Project of Higher Education Reform in the New Century”. In April 2007, Department of Asian And African Languages changed its name into School of Asian and African Studies. Approved by The Ministry of Education and the Beijing Municipal Government, School of Asian and African Studies became the characteristic specialty key department for Higher Education at the same year.

Up to now, School of Asian and African Studies has established several Academic Research and Cultural Exchange Organization, including Center For ROK And DPRK Studies, Center For Southeast Asian Studies, Center For South Asian Studies, Center For West Asian and African Studies, Center for Sri Lankan Studies, Indonesia Center, Center for Iranian Culture, Center for African Languages and Culture Studies, Center for Vietnamese Studies, and etc. The School also publishes Academic Journals including “Asian and African Studies”, “Journal of Asian and African Studies”, and etc.

Faculty

School of Asian and African Studies owns a group of professional faculties. They are not only with rich teaching experiences, but also enthusiastic about the career in non-common languages teaching. Currently, there are around 70 teachers in the School, where 37% of them are Professors and Associate Professors; 75% of them own Doctoral Degrees in the areas of Asian and African Languages and Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Law, History, Arts and many other research fields. Each year the School recruits over 20 foreign experts to teach relevant majors, and invites several Chinese or Overseas Scholars to serve as visiting professors and discipline consultants.

General Students

Major

Thai, Malay, Korean, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Turkish, Swahili, Indonesian, Sinhala, Hausa, Hebrew, Persian, Hindi, and Urdu

Study Period

0.5-1 Year

Requirements

1. 18 Years Old and above

2. High School Graduated

3. New HSK Level 5, scores over 180

4. Zero-startersonly need speaking test

5. Non Zero-starters need both speaking and writing test

Application Materials

1. Completed Application form

2. Custody Release Form (Please download online, fill in and upload.)

3. Student Affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.)

4. Copy of guardian’s ID card or photo page of passport

5. Copy of passport, 2-inches photos (3)

6. Copy of HSK Certificate

7. Certificate of Latest Academic Degree / Pre-graduation Certificate, Transcript (Copy If the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation should be submitted at the same time.)

Exam Methods

Speaking

Writing

Exam Time

Informed by School of Asian and African Studies

Informed by School of Asian and African Studies

Exam Content

Speaking Test for ChineseóRelevant Languages

Writing Test for ChineseóRelevant Languages

Advanced Students

Major

“Translation Theory and Practice” Project including: Chinese- Korean, Chinese- Vietnamese, Chinese-Laotian, Chinese-Burmese, Chinese-Thai, Chinese-Malay, Chinese- Sinhala, Chinese-Turkish, Chinese-Swahili, Chinese-Cambodian, Chinese-Indonesian, Chinese-Hausa, Chinese-Hebrew, Chinese-Persian, Chinese-Hindi, and Chinese-Urdu

Study Period

0.5-1 Year

Requirements

1. With Doctor Degree or Above

2. New HSK Level 6, scores over 210

Application Materials

1. Completed Application form

2. Custody Release Form (Please download online, fill in and upload.)

3. Student Affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.)

4. Copy of guardian’s ID card or photo page of passport

5. Copy of passport, 2-inches photos (3)

6. Copy of HSK Certificate

7. Certificate of Latest Academic Degree / Pre-graduation Certificate, Transcript (Copy If the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation should be submitted at the same time.)

8. Recommendation Letters from 2 previous teachers

Exam Methods

Speaking

Writing

Exam Time

Informed by School of Asian and African Studies

Informed by School of Asian and African Studies

Exam Content

Speaking Test for ChineseóRelevant Languages

Writing Test for ChineseóRelevant Languages

Bachelor Degree Program

Major

Thai, Malay, Korean, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Turkish, Swahili, Indonesian, Sinhala, Hausa, Hebrew, Persian, Hindi, and Urdu

Study Period

4 Years

Requirements

1. 18 Years Old and above

2. High School Graduated

3. New HSK Level 5, scores over 180

Application Materials

1. Completed Application form

2. Custody Release Form (Please download online, fill in and upload.)

3. Student Affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.)

4. Copy of guardian’s ID card or photo page of passport

5. Copy of passport, 2-inches photos (3)

6. Certificate of Latest Academic Degree / Pre-graduation Certificate, Transcript (Copy If the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation should be submitted at the same time.)

7. Copy of HSK Certificate

Exam Methods

Speaking

Writing

Exam Time

Informed by School of Asian and African Studies

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Master Degree Program

Major

1. Asian and African Languages and Literature (Malay, Laotian, Zulu, Sinhala, Persian, Hindi)

Research Direction: Foreign Languages and Literature (Malay, Zulu);Translation Theory and Practice (Laotian, Sinhala, Persian, Hindi)

2. Asian and African Area Studies

Research Direction: Southeast Asian Studies, South Asian Studies,West Asian Studies

3. Interpretation in Korean (MTI)

4. Translation in Thai (MTI)

Study Period

2 Years for MTI; 3 years for others

Requirements

lWith Bachelor Degree or Above

lNew HSK Level 6, scores over 210

Application Materials

1. Completed Application form

2. Custody Release Form (Please download online, fill in and upload.)

3. Student Affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.)

4. Copy of guardian’s ID card or photo page of passport

5. Copy of passport, 2-inches photos (3)

6. Certificate of Latest Academic Degree / Pre-graduation Certificate, Transcript (Copy If the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation should be submitted at the same time.)

7. Recommendation Letters from 2 previous teachers

8. Copy of HSK Certificate

9. CV (around 800 words in Chinese)

10. Detailed Research Plan

Doctoral Degree Program

Major

Asian and African Languages and Literature

Research Direction: Sino-Korean Modern Literature Comparative Studies, Korean Language Translation Studies, Southeast Asian Politics and Law, Oriental Nationalism Literature Studies, Oriental Culture Studies, Korean Chinese Translation Studies

Study Period

3 Years

Requirements

1. With Master Degree or Above

2. New HSK Level 6, scores over 210

Application Materials

1. Completed Application form

2. Custody Release Form (Please download online, fill in and upload.)

3. Student Affirmations (Please download, fill in and upload.)

4. Copy of guardian’s ID card or photo page of passport

5. Copy of passport, 2-inches photos (3)

6. Certificate of Latest Academic Degree / Pre-graduation Certificate, Transcript (CopyIf the documents are written neither in Chinese nor English, a Chinese or English translation should be submitted at the same time.)

7. Recommendation Letters from 2 previous teachers

8. Copy of HSK Certificate

9. CV (around 800 words in Chinese)

10. Detailed Research Plan

Exam Methods

Speaking

Writing

Exam Time

Informed by School of Asian and African Studies

Informed by School of Asian and African Studies

Exam Content

Speaking & Writing

Website

https://aa.bfsu.edu.cn/

Contact Person

Associate Prof. MA Zhongwu (Mr.)

Contact Information

E-mail:mazhongwu@bfsu.edu.cn

Telephone:010-88816325

Contacts

Major

Telephone

Major

Telephone

Korean

010-88816711

Urdu

010-88818169

Vietnamese

010-88817737

Hindi

010-88818589

Laotian

010-88816445

Persian

010-88818579

Cambodian

010-88816449

Hebrew

010-88818567

Burmese

010-88816641

Turkish

010-88816134

Thai

010-88817911

Swahili

010-88816434

Indonesian

010-88816124

Hausa

010-88816484

Malay

010-88816494

Sinhala

010-88816944

Administrative Office

010-88816325