Chinese Language and Literature is a discipline category of the College of Marine Culture and Law. The discipline started in 1918 as the Department of Chinese Liberal Arts in Jimei Normal School and the Sinology Department specially designed later. At the very beginning, great scholars such as Cai Yuanpei, Lu Xun, Huang Yanpei and Ma Xulun gave lectures here, Qian Mu, Long Yusheng, Wu Wenqi, Wang Luyan have taught here.

College of Marine Culture and Law of Jimei University traces its history back to 1918, when Mr. Tan Kah-Kee. founded Jimei Normal School and Sinology Studies Department in Jimei School. On August 25, 2021, the original College of Chinese Literature and the original College of Law merged to form the College of Marine Culture and Law of Jimei University.