Chinese Department News

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.