College of Liberal Arts, formerly knownas the College of Literature and Journalism from 2004 to 2009, is one of theearliest departments founded by Chongqing Normal University in 1954. TheCollege of Liberal Arts has 116 staffs, among which there are 105 academicteachers, including 36 professors, 27 associate professors, and 67 withdoctoral degrees, 4 part-time doctoral supervisors from Sichuan University,Macau University, and Shaanxi Normal University, and 41 master'ssupervisors.
Many teachers of the college have beenhonored with the national or provincial (municipal) talent titles. One teacherwas entitled "Special Government Allowance of the State Council"; oneteacher was selected in " New Century Talent Supporting Project byMinistry of Education ", and 5 teachers were entitled with "LiangJiang Scholars by Chongqing Municipality" and "OutstandingMid-Aged Expert of Chongqing Municipality " and 7 experts are members ofnational academic association councils. The college is a pilot unit of the ComprehensiveReform of Teaching Quality of Ministry of Education. The major, “Chineselanguage and literature” has been ranked in national level as a featured major.It has 3 key disciplines in Chongqing Municipality (The 11thFive-Years Period), 4 municipal-level excellent courses, 1 municipal-level keyresearch center of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2 high quality courses forgraduate students, and 2 municipal-level Excellent Teaching team. During the"12th Five-Year" period, the "Chinese language andliterature" discipline was rated as a key discipline in Chongqing, and itis also one of the three authorized disciplines set up by the university in theperiod of applying for PhD authorization.
The College has set up four full-timeundergraduate majors: Chinese Language and Literature, Secretary Science,Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, as well as Film and TelevisionLiterature. The College has begun to recruit master degree candidate since1986, and in 2005 the College obtained the first-class discipline master'sdegree authorization of Chinese Language and Literature. Then, its eight second-classdisciplines began to recruit students. Besides, it also recruited students of Curriculumand Pedagogy (Chinese) and MTCSOL at the same time.
The college takes "The InnovativeExperimentation Area of Excellent Second School Chinese Teacher TrainingMode" as the grasps, and takes the opportunity of the “ComprehensiveReform” of Ministry of Education as a turning point, and takes advantages ofboth the "Excellent Teacher Training Program" and the "LiberalArts Talent Program", and carries out the construction of the national featuredmajor of the Chinese language and literature. The college has launched acooperative project with primary and secondary schools in many ways, and hasbuilt a “Innovative Experimentation Area of Excellent Second School ChineseTeacher Training Mode" and a "Training for Second School Chinese BackboneTeachers in Middle and Western China", "Chongqing middle school BackboneTeachers (Chinese) Training" and other projects.
In recent years, the College has hostedand completed more 31 National Social Science Projects (including 1 significantbidding project and 1key bidding project), 23 Humanities& Social Sciences projects funded by ministry of education, 1 specialprojects from the Ministry of education, 4 projects from the Chinese Ancient BookCollation Committee, 3 projects from National Language Work Committee, 4international exchange fund projects, 2 significant and 38 key Chongqingmunicipal social science planning projects (including 3 Major entrusted projects);and have made domestic representative academic achievements of significantinfluence. Among which The Development ofModern Chinese Literature and the Anarchism was selected in the "NationalPhilosophy and Social Science Library" in 2002, Cultural Interpretation of China's Liberal Arts Policy won thefirst prize of the outstanding achievements of social sciences in Chongqing.There are 2 kinds of continuous publications such as Studies of the Anti-Japanese War History, and Collection of Regional Culture and Literature. 3 books of Research and Practice Series of ExcellentTeacher Training. They have published more than 10 textbooks, more than 50academic monographs and more than 1000 academic articles. Among them, nearly200 articles have been published in journals with great influence factors suchas Social Science in China, LiteraryReview, Studies of the Chinese Language, Literary Heritage, Literature &Art Studies, Modern Chinese Literature Studies, Contention of Literature andArt, and have won 8 social sciences outstanding achievements in Chongqing.
The College has conducted frequentforeign academic exchanges, hosted a lot of domestic and international academicconferences. Since 2002, the Annual Academic Symposium on Regional Culture and Literature and the International Symposium on Culture and Literature of Anti-Japanese Warhave formed an influential brand. It also held the second session of Chinese Adverbs Symposium, Contemporary Literary Theory and CriticismPractice Symposium & Meeting of the Chinese Academy of Literary andArtistic Theories Council in 2014. The college assigned and acceptedvisiting personnel at home and abroad actively, and been keeping contact withuniversities and scientific research institutions from Japan, Korea, Indonesia,Philippines, Russia, Britain, France, and America etc., as well as Hong Kong,Macau and Taiwan. Through these, the college succeeded to build professionalexchange platforms and to carry out extensive cooperation in the aspects ofacademic research and talent cultivation.
The college attaches great importance totalent cultivation, implements quality education in an all-round way,consolidating the professional foundation of students, and improving the levelof practical teaching skills. Over the past 60 years, more than 20,000 outstandinggraduates have been taught here. Some of them have become the backbone ofprimary and secondary schools, universities and government departments. In thepast three years, the students have won national awards from the National Undergraduate Curricular AcademicScience and Technological Works, the NationalNormal Students Teaching Skills Competition, and some other Challenge Cupcompetitions, and more than 100 papers and academic articles published in theprovincial publications. The college actively develops students' internationalvision, participates in the working of Confucius Institutes, and successively assignedmore than 30 Chinese volunteer teachers all over the world.
At present, all the faculty of theCollege are actively engaged in the teaching and scientific research,dedicating themselves to the talent cultivation and making arduous efforts tocreate a high-level college which is based on the West Part, facing the wholecountry, and exploiting overseas.