Introduction to the Faculty of Arts
College of Liberal Arts, formerly known as the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, College of Literature and Journalism before 2009, is one of the earliest departments founded by Chongqing Normal University in 1954. Famous experts such as Liu Zhijian, Dong Weigan, Jiang Luoping, Li Jingmin, Yang Chengzhang, Li Xindi, and famous writers such as Mo Huaiqi worked and made a good foundation for the development. The college is a pilot unit for the Comprehensive Reform of Undergraduate Teaching Quality of the Ministry of Education, the major "Chinese Language and Literature" has been ranked in national level as a featured major and the first batch of First-rate undergraduate majors, the major "Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages" is a First-rate undergraduate major in Chongqing; "Chinese Language and Literature" is a key discipline of Chongqing in the 13th Five-Year Plan period; there is a Chongqing Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base "Chongqing Anti-Japanese War Literature and History Research"; there are 4 municipal-level Excellent Teaching and Research Teams and 1 national-level First-rate Undergraduate Courses and 5 municipal-level Quality Courses.
The college currently has 110 staff (part time teachers included), among which there are 33 professors, 35 associate professors, 84% doctors, 4 part-time doctoral supervisors and 47 mentors for masters.Many teachers have been honored with national and provincial level talents titles. Among them, 1 teacher was entitled the "Special Government Allowance of the State Council", 1 teacher was selected as the "New Century Talent Supporting Project of the Ministry of Education", 8 teachers were entitled with "Liangjiang Scholars", "Bayu Scholars" and "Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions in Chongqing", 21 talent titles all together, and 7 experts who have served as directors in national level associations.
The college has four full-time undergraduate majors: Chinese Language and Literature, Secretary Science, Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, as well as Drama, Film and Television Literature. Since 1986, it has enrolled postgraduate students. In 2005, it was granted to confer a master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature. Then, its eight second-class disciplines began to recruit students. Besides, it also recruited students of Curriculum and Pedagogy (Chinese) and MTCSOL at the same time. . The college currently has more than 2,100 undergraduate students, nearly 300 graduate students, and more than 50 international students. The college takes the construction of the "Innovative Experimental Zone for Training Excellent Teachers in Secondary School" as a starting point, and takes the "Professional Comprehensive Reform Pilot Project" as an grasp to hatch both "Excellent Teacher Training Program" and the "Liberal Arts Talents Program". The college has carried out cooperation projects with primary and secondary schools in a variety of ways, and has established the "Innovative Experimental Area for Training Models of Excellent Chinese Teachers in Secondary Schools", "National Key Teacher Training Bases in Middle and Western Secondary Schools", and "Key Secondary School Teachers Training Base (Chongqing)" .
In the past five years, teachers have published more than 250 papers in important academic journals such as Social Science in China, Literary Review, Literature & Art Studies, Studies of the Chinese Language, and published nearly 50 academic books. In recent years, the College has hosted National Social Science Projects (including significant bidding project and key bidding project), Humanities & Social Sciences projects funded by Ministry of Education 121 programs in total (43 are in process). A number of scientific research achievements of the college have successively won the first, second or third prizes for outstanding scientific research achievements of social sciences in Chongqing. The college maintains long-term and close ties with domestic and international academic circles, and the quality of talent training has been steadily improved.