Not a major program.
The Center for Chinese Studies offers a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of China at the Master's Level.
Undergraduates may pursue Chinese Studies through the Asian Studies major or minor of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. (see links above).
The Center for Chinese Studies was founded in 1961, and since then has become one of the country's most prominent Centers devoted to a deeper understanding of China, past and present. The mission of the Center is to provide students, specialists and the public at large with expert resources and a deeper understanding of issues ranging from today's headlines to time-honored questions of value and meaning.
Fellowships for summer language study are available as well as study abroad opportunities and support for student association academic program
Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
East Asia National Resource Center (EANRC), jointly administered by the Center for Chinese Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies and the Nam Center for Korean Studies, offers the Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for undergraduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents. Funded by a grant from the US Department of Education and supplemental funding the three constituent area studies centers of EANRC, these fellowships provide full tuition, mandatory fees and stipend for fellows to enroll in an approved summer intensive language program that teaches the equivalent of one academic year of an East Asian language as taught at the University of Michigan. Programs must be at least six weeks in length and have minimum classroom instruction time of 140 hours for intermediate language level and 120 hours for advanced level. Fellows must be at the intermediate (2nd year) or advanced (3rd year or above) language level, and students at the advanced level are given preference. Fellows who receive funding to enroll in intermediate level must complete both terms of third year language in the academic year immediately following the summer program. Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan are pre-approved languages; additional less commonly taught languages spoken in East Asia may be approved by petition. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic merit in an annual competition. For more information and application, please go to the FLAS website at www.ii.umich.edu/flas/. Application deadline: February 1.
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