Undergraduate Faculty / Graduate School

Chinese Linguistics and Sinology


Students in the course will systematically study Chinese literature, language, thought, and culture, with the aim of becoming professional researchers and highly skilled professionals with a broad background in Sinology.

In particular, our full-time faculty staff provide highly specialized guidance in the following fields: modern and contemporary literature with a focus on poetry, novels, and theater; linguistic and grammar research with a focus on early modern Chinese; research on the history of Chinese script and phonology; and research on contemporary Chinese culture with a focus on film. We also invite leading researchers from outside the university as guest lecturers, thereby covering a variety of related fields.

If you are considering to do your postgraduate study, please feel free to contact the faculty staff by email.

The email addresses of the relevant staff members can be found on this page.


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Professor Shinmin Chou (Zhang Xinmin)
(Chinese Cultural Studies)
Specializing in contemporary Chinese cultural theory and film studies, he has recently been studying the ways in which the social status of film was constructed in early Chinese cinema. He also studies films from what are referred to as lunxianqu (“Japanese-occupied territories”), i.e., areas such as Shanghai and North China during the Second Sino–Japanese War.
Professor Koji Oiwamoto
(Chinese Language)
His research focuses on ancient Chinese character dictionaries. He has long held an interest in reconstructing the sounds of the ancient Chinese language using character dictionaries as clues for exploring this topic. He would like to continue his research on materials that can provide clues in the study of phonological history, materials for elementary education that use the characters themselves as the subject of writing, and books that have encyclopedia-like features.
Associate Professor Mirai Takahashi
(Chinese Literature)
Research on Tang Dynasty literature.


Journal of Chinese Studies The Department of Chinese Linguistics and Sinology has organized the Osaka City University Society of Chinese Studies, whose membership mainly comprised graduates of the department. The society publishes the peer-reviewed journal Journal of Chinese Studies (first published in 1986) on an annual basis. The journal was awarded the Rohoku Prize in 2002 in recognition of its achievements.

Work with Academic Societies

The Osaka City University Society of Chinese Studies is held twice a year in July and December, consisting of undergraduate and postgraduate students, graduates, faculty members, and former faculty members.