Grounded in the Liberal Arts, UWTSD has long been an institution receptive to the insights derived from textual studies, critical thinking, linguistic study and consideration of the big questions confronting humanity: that is, questions of faith, of spirituality, of the meaning of life and its ultimate purpose.
Lampeter has a rich heritage of openness to new ideas and diversity; it is a place where different values, ideas, languages and beliefs may be openly discussed and sympathetically evaluated in an academic setting that is mutually respectful and supportive.
The programme aspire towards enlightenment and the advancement of knowledge and understanding from the study of the ancient Chinese texts and of ancient Chinese language and culture.
Through a focus upon high level skills of reading and interpreting traditional Chinese texts, students will acquire deep insight and understanding of wider multi-faith and multi-cultural values as well as contributing to their own spiritual journey.
The programme will make significant contributions to preserving this ancient Chinese language, culture and heritage, through practical applications.
The programme will aim to produce students of high quality; students with advanced level skills in ancient Chinese and in textual and contextual translation and interpretation; students with a high level of knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, moral codes and social practices of ancient China; and students who may become teachers in their own right of these ancient texts.