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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 [...]

K Athlete Flexes Liberal Arts Muscle in NBA Internship

Amanda Moss Attending NBA Draft through her NBA Internship For Amanda Moss ’19, the route to her prestigious internship this summer at National [...]

Initial Wait Leads K Student to Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarship Winner Kimberly Yang “Pleasant surprise” and “final exams” rarely are uttered in the same breath even at Kalamazoo [...]

East Asian Studies Students Earn Boren, Fulbright Honors

Boren and Fulbright Winners Three East Asian studies students at Kalamazoo College have earned prestigious competitive [...]

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 [...]

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Professors: Chen, Chamness

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.