History of the Program

The Chinese Language and Literature Program was founded in the 2007-2008 academic year with the first accepted class. The academic program meets all international standards for Chinese language specialists. 

Mission of the Program

Changes in the social, cultural, economic and political spheres in this new century are closely related to intensive development and globalization in the humanities. The role of specialists with language skills grows day by day. Both translators and teachers are in great demand for fields such as tourism and teaching, where there is intensive growth and a need for those who can speak Chinese. 

Additionally, in order to strengthen the political, economic and cultural ties between Turkic countries and China, there is an urgent need for specialists that are well-versed in the culture, literature, history and languages of China. The goal of the Chinese Language and Literature Program is to train highly-qualified specialists in the Chinese language, who can carry out research in the social sciences, humanities, and in other disciplines. 

Faculty and Staff

Our program employs experienced experts, who speak several foreign languages and are well-versed in different methods for teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The faculty and staff of this program come from Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. Each year, the professors and instructors undergo additional language training in top-quality universities in order to improve their qualifications. 

Collaborations and Partnerships

Since 2010, the Chinese Language and Literature Program has worked closely with the Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute has helped place four volunteer teachers at Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, all of them native speakers of Chinese. From the very beginning of our partnership, the Conficius Institute has greatly improved the motivation and language skills of our students. Thanks to this partnership, our students can continue their education in graduate programs in China. Students can also study for a semester or academic year, with scholarships covering a minimum of $400. Students can also visit various cities and historical places in China. 

In the twelve years since the founding of our program, a large number of our students have visited China, studied there, or completed internships. Education and internships help our students advance their careers and improve their Chinese language skills. 

In January 2015, we started offering a multimedia class on Confucius, using state of the art technology. This class allows the program to participate in yearly projects, which gives us the opportunity to win grants up to $1000. These grants are used to hold competitions and programs for students, to help improve and deepen their knowledge of the Chinese language and the culture of China. 

Faculty:
Yu CHEN
Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Email: chen.yu@manas.edu.kg
Office: İLEF-404
Telephone: 00996 312 49 27 63
Rayile TURSUN
Instr.
Email: rayile.tursun@manas.edu.kg
Office: İLEF-405
Telephone: 00996 312 49 27 63
Kanatbek ABDUZHAPAR UULU

Email: kanatbek.abducaruulu@manas.edu.kg
Office: İLEF-403
Telephone: 00996 312 49 27 63
Huan Lİ

Email: li.huan@manas.edu.kg
Office: İLEF-403
Telephone: 00996 312 49 27 63
Shirin KURMANGAZIEVA
Research Assist.
Email: sirin.kurmangaziyeva@manas.edu.kg
Office: İLEF-405
Telephone: 00996 312 49 27 63
1 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
KGZ-103 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
RSC-103 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE I 3 ( 0 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
BES-111 PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS I 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
ING-111 ENGLISH I 3 ( 0 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
CDE-100 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
CDE-101 PRACTICAL COURSE OF CHINESE LANGUAGE I 4 ( 2 - 4 ) 5 MC Download
CDE-103 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
CDE-105 CHINESE WRITING SYSTEM 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
CDE-107 INDRODUSTION TO LITERARY STUDIES 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
CDE-109 LISTENING-SPEAKING I 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
CDE-111 CLASSIC LANGUAGES 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
MAT-100 MATHEMATICS 3 ( 0 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
2 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
KGZ-103 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
RSC-103 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE I 3 ( 0 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
BES-111 PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS I 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
ING-111 ENGLISH I 3 ( 0 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
CDE-100 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
CDE-101 PRACTICAL COURSE OF CHINESE LANGUAGE I 4 ( 2 - 4 ) 5 MC Download
CDE-103 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
CDE-105 CHINESE WRITING SYSTEM 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
CDE-107 INDRODUSTION TO LITERARY STUDIES 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
CDE-109 LISTENING-SPEAKING I 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
CDE-111 CLASSIC LANGUAGES 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
MAT-100 MATHEMATICS 3 ( 0 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
3 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
CDE-201 CHINESE LEXICOLOGY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
CDE-203 ANALYSIS OF THE LITERARY TEXTS I 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
CDE-205 PRACTICAL COURSE OF CHINESE LANGUAGE III 4 ( 2 - 4 ) 5 MC Download
CDE-207 BUSINESS CHIN?SE 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
CDE-209 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN PHILOLOGY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
CDE-211 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
EGT-201 PSYCHOLOGY 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
FLS-200 PHİLOSOPHY 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
ING-201 PRACTICAL COURSE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE I 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KGZ-203 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE III 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
RSC-203 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE III 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
TAR-251 HISTORY OF KYRGYZSTAN 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
4 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
ÇDE-202 CLASSICAL CHINESE LITERATURE I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
YÖD-202 COURSE WORK II 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
UDL-204 PRACTICAL COURSE OF KYRGYZ LANGUAGE II 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
ÇDE-204 PRACTICAL COURSE OF THE CHINEESE LANGUAGE IV 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
UDL-206 PRACTICAL COURSE OF RUSSIAN LANGUAGE II 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
ÇDE-206 COMPARATIVE LINGUISTICS 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
ÇDE-208 BUSINESS CHINEESE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
ÇDE-212 EXPRESSIVE READING 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-214 RHETORICS 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-216 INTERNATIONAL CHINESE LANGUAGES EVALUATION PRACTISE III 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
TUR-226 MANAS STUDIES 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
TAR-252 HISTORY OF HOMELAND II (HISTORY OF TURKEY REPUBLIC) 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
EĞT-202 PEDAGOGY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
EDF-202 WORLD AND TURKIC CIVILIZATIONS 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
UDL-202 PRACTICAL COURSE OF ENGLISH II 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
5 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
ÇDE-301 THE ORIGINS OF CONFUCIANISM 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
ÇDE-303 MODERN CHINEESE LANGUAGE I 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
ÇDE-307 ANALYSIS OF THE LITERARY TEXTS III 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
ÇDE-305 CHINESE CLASSICAL LITERATURE II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
ÇDE-311 COMPOSITION/ESSAY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
ÇDE-313 SPOKEN CHINESE LANGUAGE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
ÇDE-315 THE HISTORY OF THE CHINEESE LANGUAGE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
ÇDE-317 INTERNATIONAL CHINESE LANGUAGES EVALUATION PRACTISE IV 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
ÇDE-319 ANALYSIS OF LI BOS WORK 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
ÇDE-309 REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (GEOGRAPHY OF CHINA) 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
6 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
ÇDE-302 TRANSLATION THEORY AND PRACTIC 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
ÇDE-304 MODERN CHINEESE LANGUAGE II 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
ÇDE-306 CULTURE OF CHINESE LANGUAGE AND STYLISTICS 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
ÇDE-308 CLASSICAL CHINESE LITERATURE III 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
ÇDE-310 ANALYSIS OF THE LITERARY TEXTS IV 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
STJ-302 INTERNSHIP I (TEACHING PRACTICE) 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
YÖD-302 COURSE WORKS III 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
ÇDE-312 METHODS OF TEACHING CHINESE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-314 LINGVOCULTUROLOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-316 INTERNATIONAL CHINESE LANGUAGES EVALUATION PRACTISE V 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-318 CHINESE CALIGRAPHY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-320 COMPOSTION II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
7 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
ÇDE-401 CONTEMPORARY CHINISE LITERATURE I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
ÇDE-405 HISTORY OF EASTERN LISTERATURE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
ÇDE-407 REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (CHINAS ECONOMY) 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
STJ-401 INTERNSHIP II (MANUFACTURING PRACTICE) 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
ÇDE-451 THESIS I 3 ( 1 - 4 ) 3 MC Download
ÇDE-409 TRANSLATION OF LEGAL AND ECONOMIC TEXTS 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-411 BASICS OF TRANSLATION AND REFERENCE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-413 INTERNATIONAL CHINESE LANGUAGES EVALUATION PRACTISE VI 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-415 COMPOZISYON 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-417 ANALYSIS OF THE WORKS OF GREAT WRITERS 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-403 MODERN CHINESE LANGUAGE III 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
8 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
ÇDE-402 LINGUISTICS 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
ÇDE-404 THEORY OF LITERATURE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
ÇDE-406 TYPOLOGICAL LINGUISTICS 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
ÇDE-408 CONTEMPORARY CHINISE LITERATURE II 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
BTZ-452 THESIS II 3 ( 1 - 4 ) 3 MC Download
STJ-402 INTERNSHIP III (PRE-QUALIFICATION PRACTICE) 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
DES-400 STATE EXAM 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 1 MC Download
DES-402 HISTORY OF KYRGYZSTAN STATE EXAM 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 1 MC Download
DES-404 DIPLOMA PAPER EXAM 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
ÇDE-410 HISTORY OF CHINESE LITERATURE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-412 HISTORY OF ANCIENT CHINA 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-414 TRANSLATION OF KYRGYZ/TURKISH DOCUMENTST INTO CHINESE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 EC Download
ÇDE-416 MODERN CHINESE LANGUAGE IV 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
* MC - Must Course, EC - Elective Course

The main research topic of the  Chinese language and literature program is “Improving language proficiency and literature understanding” which includes the following areas: typological linguistics, theory of literature, comparative literature, and information technologies in teaching Chinese language.