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Chinese Department News

Magazine Honors K Student for China-Relations Pursuits

China Relations Student Amanda Johnson A magazine edited by students at Yale College is recognizing a Kalamazoo College student for [...]

K Student Earns Boren Scholarship to Study in China

A.J. Convertino in the quad at K College Junior A.J. Convertino – a Canton, Mich., native and a son of Val and Rick Convertino – has [...]

Kalamazoo College’s Maya Sykes ’18 Earns U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship

Kalamazoo College first-year student Maya Sykes ’18 has been awarded a U.S. Department of [...]

Amanda Johnson ’17 Earns Boren Scholarship to Study in China during 2015-16 Academic Year

Kalamazoo College sophomore Amanda Johnson ’17 has received a David L. Boren Scholarship to [...]

Program Information

Professors: Chu (Chair), Hong

The Chinese Department provides students with an exposure to the language, literature, and culture of China. Seven levels of Chinese language courses, with a balanced emphasis on listening, reading, writing, and speaking, set a good foundation. Students may study abroad in China or take part in other forms of advanced study to master the language used by one-quarter of the world's population. Literature (in English translation) and culture courses acquaint students with the Chinese literary works and their social/political/cultural texts and contexts, facilitate their enjoyment of literature in general, and enhance their capability to understand the meaning of Chinese literary and cultural expressions, and traditional and contemporary Chinese society.