Centre of Excellence China Studies
People’s Republic of China has gained a strategic position in the changing global scenario. Pak-China friendship has been time-tested and has gained great strength over time. Under the leadership of the Chief Minister, the Punjab Government of late, has had intensive inter-action both with the Chinese Government as well as the Chinese private sector companies and organizations. This close interaction necessitates learning of Chinese Language by the Provincial Government Personnel, the businessmen of Punjab, the Youth and People at large.
In close coordination with the Higher Education Department, the Department of Political Science, GCU, Lahore has established a Centre of Excellence for China Studies, covering a wide range of subjects of interest and intensive research to increase awareness about Chinese Language, socio-cultural, economic, and political system; promote bilateral relations, and most importantly provide strategic guidance in pursuit of common objectives both regionally as well as internationally. The Chinese language component would serve the purpose of compliance of the Chief Minister’s directions. It would maintain a research database on Chinese studies and publish research journal and policy briefs exclusively dedicated to China.
The details of the proposed academic programs to be offered by this Centre of China Studies are as follows:
- It is a four months programme (One semester with 15 credit hours) and offers and opportunity to learn to read, write, and speak Chinese Language.
Diploma in China Studies
- It would be one year programme with two semesters and 18 credit hours. In each semester, it would offer the following 06 courses:
- Chinese Language
- Political System of China
- Socio-Cultural Studies of China
- Regional Development & Role of China
- Salient feature of Chinese Economy
- China in World Politics
Postgraduate Programs (Masters, M.Phil/ MS & Ph.D)
- The ultimate objective of the Centre is to enhance its level to postgraduate studies and would introduce Masters, M.Phil / MS. Ph.D degree programs in China Studies. To work purposefully on it, faculty exchange program will be undertaker to train the teachers.