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Compulsory Courses 
Elective Courses


Compulsory Courses teach the fundamentals in conducting research with lessons on how to do fieldwork, writing academic papers and reports. These courses should prepare students for the initial phase of their thesis. Basic courses also consist of a series of comprehensive lectures on various Chinese topics given by ZJU professors and visiting professors with comprehensive knowledge and expertise within certain areas of China.

Mandarin Language (Beginner/ Intermediate) 
Academic Writing
Research Methodology
China Survey
Chinese Civilization
Intercultrual Competence
Lecture Series of China Studies

Elective Courses are built on two research areas : China Business Studies & China Culture and Society, both of which ensure that students acquire a deep understanding of contemporary China, especially its economy and practice of business.