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Overview for Chinese Language and Literature

A program that focuses on the Chinese language and its associated dialects and literature. Includes instruction in Chinese philology, Archaic and Classical Chinese, Modern Standard Chinese (Guóyu), Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Wu, Min, Hunanese, Hakka, other dialects and pidgins, and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

Careers for Chinese Language and Literature Majors

A major in Chinese Language and Literature is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Chinese Language and Literature

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Chinese Language and Literature among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
Most Selective$38,220 
Bennington College
Bennington, VT
Moderately Selective$39,760 
Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Most Selective$39,490 
Online Degree Programs
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Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
Most Selective- 
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
Moderately Selective$28,452 
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Highly Selective$36,476 
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Most Selective$41,930 
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Reed College
Portland, OR
Highly Selective$37,960 
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Most Selective$36,690 
Bates College
Lewiston, ME
Most Selective- 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.