Chinese Department News

K Honors 10 Faculty Members as Endowed Chairs

Regina Stevens-Truss teaching 2 K has appointed 10 faculty members as endowed chairs. These positions are funded through the [...]

Language Programs Receive $500,000 Grant

Language Programs_fb A $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help fortify Kalamazoo [...]

Scholarship Helps New K Alumnus Hone Chinese Skills

Students Build Chinese Skills in Study Abroad A Kalamazoo College representative is enhancing his skills in Chinese this summer through a [...]

40 Under 40 Honoree Credits Faculty for Her K Success

40 Under 40 Honoree Young-Jin Chang_fb A Chicago business executive and Kalamazoo College alumna has earned an honor that puts her in [...]

K to Add 2 Intercultural Experience Options in 2019

Panoramic view of Shanghai reflects intercultural experience Two new study abroad programs in 2019 will provide Kalamazoo College students with [...]

Program Information

Professors: Chamness, Weng

The Chinese program provides students with exposure to the language, literature, and culture of China. The multiple levels of Chinese language courses offer a balanced emphasis on listening, reading, writing, and speaking, establishing a good foundation for ongoing language study. Students may study abroad in China or take part in other forms of advanced study to continue developing their language skills. Chinese Studies courses (in English) acquaint students with Chinese literary works and their social, political, and cultural contexts.

Due to the overlap in requirements, it is not possible for students to major in East Asian Studies and minor in Chinese or Japanese unless they are pursuing coursework in both languages.