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MUC School of Literature

School Overview & Development History


To meet the needs of the "double first-class" construction and development initiative, and to strengthen the innovation of institutional mechanisms, Minzu University of China established the MUC School of Literature on the foundation of what was formerly the Chinese Language and Literature Major of the School of Journalism and Communication in 2019, belonging to the Department of Chinese Language and Literature. The school has established professional teaching and research sections and university language teaching and research sections accordingly.


The MUC School of Literature was established in 1964 and currently has more than 1,200 undergraduates, postgraduates, and international students. For more than 50 years, the school has been dedicated to cultivating talents, contributing to society, and serving ethnic minority nationality regions. The teachers of the MUC School of Literature have worked hard to develop scientific research, education, news media, publicity planning, and administrative management for the country, especially ethnic minority nationality regions. There are more than 6,000 graduates in core professional positions involving administrative policy management. At present, there are nearly 1,000 master and doctoral candidates. Every year, graduates who are recommended for master's degrees at our school are frequently thereafter admitted to Peking University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Renmin University of China, Communication University of China, Fudan University, Wuhan University, Nanjing University, Sun Yat-sen University and other well-known universities around China for subsequent degree work.


Ancient Chinese Literature is our school's traditional superior subject. The predecessor scholars Pei Fei, Yu Kekun, Zhang Juling, Li Peilun, Liu Juntian, Lin Song, and other professors have worked in this subject and made essential contributions to the development of the discipline. In 1986, the school was granted the right to confer a master's degree, and in 2005 it was granted the right to confer a doctorate degree in the first-level discipline of Chinese language and literature and therein established a doctoral program for ancient Chinese Literature. 



Majors & Programs


After years of development, the school now has the right to confer a doctorate degree in Chinese language and literature, a doctorate degree in folklore, and a master's degree in journalism and communication. It has gradually formed Chinese language and literature, journalism, communication, and folklore majors. The disciplinary layout of the three disciplines goes hand in hand, laying an excellent disciplinary foundation for the school's future development.


The school currently has the right to grant a doctorate degree in three of Beijing's key tier-one disciplines: Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, and Chinese Folklore. The school has the right to confer a professional master's degree in Journalism and Communication. The school has 7 academic master's degrees: Chinese Language and Philology, Literature and Art, Folklore Studies, Journalism and Communication, Journalism and Communication, Ancient Chinese Literature, and Contemporary Chinese Literature as well as 4 doctoral degree programs in addition to a Chinese Language and Literature Post-doctoral mobile station.


The MUC School of Literature has four undergraduate majors: Chinese Language and Literature, International Chinese Education, Journalism, and Advertising. The school also facilitates a Tibetan experimental class encompassing coursework related to journalism. It is an example of innovation within the school's undergraduate teaching reform process. Postgraduates with a master's degree in Journalism and Communication have started to engage in a talent training model encompassing a dual tutor system both in academia and in related industries.


Undergraduate Programs (4-Year Programs)

  • Chinese Language and Literature

  • International Chinese Education

  • Journalism and Advertising


Professional Master's Programs (2-Year Programs)

  • Journalism and Communication


Academic Master's Programs (3-Year Programs)

  • Chinese Language and Philology

  • Literature and Art, Folklore Studies

  • Journalism and Communication

  • Journalism and Communication

  • Ancient Chinese Literature

  • Contemporary Chinese Literature 


Doctoral Programs (4-6 Year Programs)

  • Chinese Language

  • Chinese Literature

  • Chinese Folklore 


Post-Doctoral Programs:

  • Chinese Language and Literature 


Other Specialized Coursework (Program Durations Vary)

  • Tibetan Experimental Coursework Plan


School Focus, Beliefs & Development Objectives


The school has built a relatively complete practical teaching system and is committed to cultivating talents with equal emphasis on knowledge and action. The school is the main channel of operations for the Beijing National Culture Communication Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center. It has an electronic editing and typesetting laboratory, a nonlinear editing laboratory as well as a digital media laboratory. The competitions and special events hosted by the school include themes such as "on-site writing", "humanities knowledge contest", "Literature Night Large-scale Poetry, Music and Dance Evening", "Host Competition", as well as summer training camps in cooperation with Yangguang, Li Rui broadcasting and hosting studios, etc. It provides an outstanding guarantee for students to understand society, improve their own capacities for innovation as well as overall general qualities.


Our Talent


In the Ancient Chinese Literature major, there are 9 teaching and research personnel, including 4 professors, 2 associate professors, and 9 doctors. There are also 4 part-time professors. In the past ten years, this discipline has presided over and participated in six national and ministerial scientific research projects, published more than 20 monographs, and published more than 100 papers. It has achieved fruitful results in ancient poetry and poetics research and ancient narrative literature research.


Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature is also a traditional core subject in our school. In 1997, it began to recruit postgraduates majoring in Chinese Minority Literature under the umbrella of the Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature major. There are 8 teaching and research staff, including 4 professors, 2 associate professors, and 6 doctors. This discipline has made remarkable achievements in the study of Chinese modern literary thoughts, new poetry, and contemporary Chinese literature and culture, and has formed distinctive research characteristics. In the past ten years, it has received funding from the National Social Science Fund, the Humanities and Social Science Fund of the Ministry of Education, the National Civil Affairs Commission Research Project Fund, and the "211 Project" key discipline construction project of Minzu University of China. It's scholars have published nearly 20 monographs and 100 academic journals. Many research papers, many of which were reprinted by "Xinhua Digest" and the "People's Congress Newspapers and Periodicals", have had an essential influence in the academic circle.


Chinese Language and Philology is also one of the key disciplines cultivated in our school. Preparations for this discipline began in 2006, and formal enrollment in 2008. It has now enrolled a total of 31 graduate students for the 6-term master's degrees and 5 graduate students for the 2-term doctoral degree. At present, 17 people have successfully graduated. In the past few years, the subject has made rapid progress in terms of overall development. It has made achievements in Chinese dialects, characters and exegetics, Chinese lexicon, and modern Chinese studies. It has formed a team with excellent academic style, rigorous truth-seeking, innovative and potential-filled individuals. The scientific research team has obtained 7 scientific research projects above the provincial and ministerial level, 5 school-level projects, and a scientific research fund of 835,000 yuan. Published 5 monographs and 69 papers, including 35 core journals. In 2012, the "International Symposium on Tense and Aspect System of Chinese Dialects" was successfully held, which expanded the influence of the discipline in the field of linguistics.


Linguistics and Applied Linguistics currently only offers the major of Chinese International Education, and enrollment began in 2004. According to the evaluation of professional institutions commissioned by the Ministry of Education, the undergraduate program of Chinese International Education of Minzu University of China ranks fourth among the universities nationwide that offer this major and second among 985 key universities. After ten years of exploration in this major, the training model has gradually transformed. In the past five years, instructors and students have applied for 1 National Social Science Fund Project, 5 School Educational Reform Projects, and 20 University Student Innovation Experimental Program Projects, including 4 national-level projects, 5 municipal-level projects, and school-level 11 projects; published Chinese International Education More than 20 teaching papers.


The second-level discipline of Literature and Art began to recruit postgraduates for master's degree in 2008, and now it has two research fields of Literary Aesthetics and Western Literary Theory. It has recruited 21 postgraduates for 6 courses. There are currently 6 teaching and research personnel in this discipline, including 1 professor, 3 associate professors, and 2 lecturers. In recent years, the subject has continuously produced new academic achievements in the basic theories of literature and art, Western literary theory, ancient literary theory, religious aesthetics, etc., published 7 monographs, hosted or participated in 3 National Social Science Foundation projects, and school-level scientific research projects 1 item, and many research papers have been published in core journals, showing a good development trend.


The undergraduate major of Journalism was established in 1984. In 1989, graduate students in the field of national journalism were recruited. In 2001, it was granted the right to confer master degrees in journalism. This subject has made significant achievements in the study of the history of national minority journalism and communication and has produced a wide range of academic influences. The secretariat of the National Secondary Society "Chinese Journalism History Society Minority Journalism History Research Committee" is based on this discipline. The discipline focuses on cultivating students' extensive and profound cultural background and the ability of cross-cultural news dissemination. The journalism major has established practical teaching bases in many media across the country. The Beijing Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center "National Culture Communication Experimental Teaching Center" provides students with professional experimental teaching conditions.


The Communication major has been recruiting master students since 2012. There are 6 master tutors in this major, including 3 professors and 3 associate professors. This major is formed with Chinese and foreign communication history theory (including minority journalism history theory), basic communication theory as the forerunner, radio and television research, advertising communication research as the support, cross-cultural communication research, national cultural creative communication research as the characteristics, radiating human Disciplinary framework for emerging and intersecting research fields such as communication research, social communication research, and new media communication research. A relatively complete curriculum system and training mechanism have been formed around this structure, and a total of 22 graduate students are studying. He has published 6 influential academic monographs and published more than 20 influential academic papers, including more than 10 in core journals.


Folklore Studies is a traditional superior subject at Minzu University of China and an important base for the study of the folklore of Chinese ethnic minorities. In recent years, the Faculty of Folklore has achieved remarkable academic achievements in ethnic festival culture research and folk narrative literature research. It has organized and published a folklore academic library, a digital research book series on ethnic culture, etc. It has gradually established several stable and distinctive sub-disciplines have been formed: ethnic minority folk culture and the protection of intangible cultural heritage, the study of ethnic minority oral culture as well as the value conversion of ethnic folk cultural resources and the study of cultural creativity.


Full-Time Staff: 40

Professors and Assistant Professors: 24

Staff with Masters and Doctoral Degrees: 30+


Academic Exchanges and Cooperation at Home and Abroad


The school has made outstanding achievements in discipline development, teaching reform, and innovative education. Instructors have won more than 100 national social science fund projects and provincial and ministerial projects in subjects such as Chinese language and literature, journalism, communication, and folklore (including folk literature). Between 2015 and 2016, the school was selected as an "Important Source Organization for Reprinting Newspapers and Periodicals" by the National People's Congress. Between 2015 and 2017, the school made significant breakthroughs in scientific research, winning 2 major National Social Science Fund project grants and 5 general project grants facilitated by the National Social Science Fund as well as two projects funded by the National Social Science Fund. Other than this, one of the project's research results was selected for enlistment at the National Philosophy and Social Science Achievement Library.


The school has scientific research platforms, including the Beijing Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Base, the China Ethnic-National Film and Television Research Center, the China National News Communication Research Center, and the New Media Research Center.


Examples of Internationally Active Scholars



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"Establish an education model with a thick foundation, wide-ranging and complex that is also practice-oriented."




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