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College of Arts and Sciences

Chinese Studies

The Chinese Studies program is offered through the Department of Languages, Literature and Culture in collaboration with the Confucius Institute and the Center for Asian Studies.

Chinese is one of the world’s most important languages: over one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, speak Chinese as a native language. The growing importance of China’s economy, along with long-established centers of commerce and culture in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and Singapore, attract many students eager to learn about Chinese culture and the Chinese language.

Undergraduate: B.A.

The Chinese studies program offers a major in Chinese and a minor in Chinese studies. This includes a growing range of course on Chinese culture and four years of instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Courses in Chinese culture range from medieval poetry to contemporary film, drama and media. The core faculty are also committed to teaching Chinese language at all levels.


Department Chair
Nicholas Vazsonyi

Program Director
Krista Van Fleet Hang

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