China Subject Ratings 2023: Literature

The Times Higher Education China Subject Ratings are the only performance tables that judge Chinese institutions against their global peers based on the Chinese Ministry of Education’s classification of subjects.

The ratings for literature reveal performance in two subjects: foreign language and literature; and media/communications/journalism.

In total, 816 universities worldwide receive a rating for at least one subject in the literature pillar.

View the China Subject Ratings 2023 methodology

Thirty-nine universities achieve an A+ grade in both of the literature subjects, including Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Tsinghua University, and Peking University in mainland China.

Read our analysis of the China Subject Ratings 2023

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