The Chinese Literature Study Program of the Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya implemented the UB 2022 Working Lecturer Program (Dokar) through educational visits to Malaysia and Singapore. This program includes Chinese Studies curriculum discussion meetings with three QS 100 universities in Southeast Asia including Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (QS World Ranking: 19), National University Singapore (QS World Ranking: 11), and Universiti Malaya (QS World Ranking: 70).

 

 

There were 7 working lecturers delegates from the Chinese Literature Study Program of FIB UB, namely Nanang Endrayanto, M.Sc. (Vice Dean for General Administration, Finance and Resources), Yang Nadia Miranti, M.Pd. (Responsible for the International Cooperation Section of the Study Program), Galih Edy Nur Widyaningsih, MTCSOL. (Head of Study Program), and lecturers of Chinese Literature Study Program namely Putrie Rahayuningtyas, MTCSOL., Nurilla Shanti, MTCSOL, Ressi Maulidina, M.A., and Lailal Muna Firdaus, MTCSOL.

 

On Monday (5/12/2022), the Dokar team made their first visit to Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The FIB UB Dokar team was welcomed by Assistant Lim Ni Eng from the Chinese Language Study Program, and Dr. He Xiaoling (Chinese Language Course Coordinator). They were interested in conducting collaborative research on Chinese Indonesia, especially in Malang Raya. In addition, NTU explained that Chinese Literature is one of the leading study programs at the NTU Faculty of Arts and Humanities which annually accepts 80-100 new students for undergraduate programs, and 300 people for student exchange programs. The study program itself is divided into 4 fields of study, namely Chinese Literature and Culture; Chinese History, Thought, and Studies; Chinese Linguistics and Language, and Chinese Ethnic Studies. The two flagship programs in NTU’s Chinese Department are Chinese-English translation and Chinese creative writing. The study period for undergraduate programs at NTU is the same as in Indonesia, which is four years. After discussing and exchanging information about the curriculum of each study program, the FIB UB Dokar Team was invited to tour the Chinese Heritage Museum and Yunnan Park located in front of the NTU Faculty of Art and Humanity building.

 

On the second day (12/6/2022),  the Dosen Berkarya team visited the Mandarin Language Center of the National University of Singapore (NUS). This visit discussed the learning techniques of Chinese language study programs at NUS with Prof. Zhang Liping. After that, it was continued with a discussion about the curriculum of the two study programs and the possibility of further cooperation regarding the possibility of further study of lecturers or students at NUS with Prof. Wang Hao Shu (Head of Chinese Studies at NUS). He said that one of the requirements to continue to the doctoral level at NUS is IELTS 6.5.For the Chinese level, they do not set a score limit. The most important thing is that the students can read, speak, and write Chinese well, and are eager to promote NUS programs to FIB UB.

 

On Wednesday (12/7/2022), the third visit by the Dokar team was welcomed by Ass. Fan Pik Wah (Head of the UM Chinese Studies Program) and senior lecturers Dr. Ho Kee Chye, and Dr. Xie Yilun from the Chinese Studies Program, Universiti Malaya (UM). During this visit, both parties explored whether there was a possibility to collaborate on research, guest lectures, or exchange of students and lecturers. In addition, in the UM Chinese Studies Program there is one of the leading research centers in the form of a special room called the Dream of Red Chamber Study Center (Hong Lou Meng).

 

(Camar Aulia Prasetya)