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  • The 5th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Ireland Association (A.S.I.A.)

The 5th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Irish Association (A.S.I.A.) was held in INVENT Building at Dublin City University on 15 and 16 November 2013. It was jointly organised by the A.S.I.A., School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University and Chinese Studies at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The keynotes are:

Day One - Dr. Minako O'Hagan: Translators vs Zombies: Game Localisation as Emotion Engineering
Day Two - Prof. Peter Herrmann: Cohesion Instead of Integration - Shifting Borders and the Role of Communication

For the full Conference programme, please click HERE.

Why study Chinese?

Did you know that:

  • almost 900 million people have Mandarin Chinese as their mother tongue
  • in addition to the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, Mandarin Chinese is also spoken widely in other Asian countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Mongolia
  • China is the second largest economy in the world
  • China has a rich cultural heritage, dating back over 5000 years

Chinese at DCU

Chinese is offered on the BA in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) degree programme offered by the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, and Bachelor Honours Degree in Business Studies International offered by the DCU Business School. No prior knowledge of Chinese is expected, and courses are designed for complete beginners. Students on the ALIS programme spend the third year of their studies at a Chinese University. This year abroad gives students valuable experience in immersing themselves in a different culture and they usually have a really exciting year.

BA Programmes

You can study Chinese on the following degree programmes at DCU:

BA in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
BA in Business Studies International

If you wish to find out more about the kind of Chinese modules offered at DCU, click here and click on modules starting with 'ZH' (e.g. ZH110 Chinese Language 1).

What Our Graduates Say

Gerard Bonner, BA in Applied Languages (Chinese/Spanish), Graduated 2013, recipient of the SALIS Founders’ Medal for Academic Excellence (2013)

"I really enjoyed my time at DCU studying Chinese. I initially only chose it to study something new, having studied French and Spanish for my Leaving. After two years of study I spent an unforgettable year in the Northern Capital (Beijing). During my four years of studying Chinese at DCU I really feel I learned a lot, to the point that by the end I felt more comfortable using Chinese than my other language (Spanish). After graduation I was accepted as a scholarship student to Communication University of China in Beijing. I highly recommend anyone considering studying a language to try Chinese!"

Contact us

Contact Dr. Qi Zhang for queries relating to Chinese language study

Useful links

DCU Chinese website
Chinese embassy in Ireland

BA Programmes