Chinese Studies

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Browse language course samples and faculty profiles for Chinese Studies within our graduate programs.

Sample Courses in Chinese Studies 

Business Conversation
CS 315

Introduces business terminology commonly used in daily situations. Emphasis on oral proficiency and polite business conversation within the cultural context.

Journalistic Chinese
CS 360

Modern Chinese newspaper headlines and news items. Emphasizes comprehension and vocabulary development of special terms and current expressions used in the news. Uses traditional and simplified character texts.

Thought and Society
Explores the development of Chinese intellectual thought in the 20th century and its impact on modern Chinese society. Emphasizes understanding and presenting abstract topics.
Topics on China’s Political, Economic, and Social Development
CS 491

A study of China's political and economic development since 1949, particularly during the reforms period. Examines political and economic structures and policies.

Faculty of Chinese Studies

Associate Professor
McCone Building 107

Cognitive linguistics, Chinese cognitive linguistics, Chinese as a heritage language, Chinese and Taiwanese popular culture, linguistic anthropology, and interactive blogging