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Chinese

Faculty

Hong Gang Jin, Ph.D., William R. Kenan Professor of Chinese and Director of Associated Colleges in China Program

hjin@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: second language acquisition and educational psychology.
Jin came to Hamilton in 1989 after receiving a master's and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She started the Chinese Program at Hamilton in 1989, and in 1996 helped establish the Associated Colleges in China program, a rigorous study abroad consortium in Beijing. More >>

Jin was named the 1998 CASE National Outstanding Baccalaureate College Professor of the Year and in 1996 received Hamilton’s 1963 Award of Teaching Excellence.

Jin’s primary interest is language processing and language acquisition. In addition to her books on psychology of language development and studies of language acquisition, she has published numerous articles in professional journals.

Her recent research focus has been on classroom process and its effect on language acquisition, resulting in six articles published in 2004-2007 in the Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association and other books.

Jin is also interested in language pedagogy and is the lead author of three sets of textbooks. A two-volume series, Crossing Paths: Living and Learning in China and Shifting Tides: Culture in Contemporary China (both with DeBao Xu), was published in 2003.

She was on the board of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) and was president in 2004-2005. In 2006 she was elected vice president of National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and she will assume presidency of NCOLCTL during 2008-2010.

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Zhuoyi Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures

zwang@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: Chinese cinema.
Zhuoyi Wang received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Washington at Seattle. His research interest is in Chinese film history. More >>

Wang has taught at various institutions, including the Summer Chinese School at Middlebury College, the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Kenyon College and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. His teaching interests include Chinese history, film, literature and language.

De Bao Xu, Ph.D., Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures

dxu@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: generative phonology, Chinese linguistics, Chinese historical phonology, language pedagogy, multimedia teaching material design and programming.
Xu earned a master’s in history of the Chinese language at Beijing Normal University in 1985, and master’s and Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He has taught modern Chinese, classical Chinese and Chinese culture courses since 1991. More >>

Xu is the editor-in-chief  of Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, Series of U.S. Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, and Contemporary Linguistic Theory Series.  He is editor and co-author of the linguistic monograph Chinese Phonology in Generative Grammar and Generative Phonology-Theory and Usage and the co-author with Hong Gang Jin of Chinese textbooks with multimedia software Chinese Breakthrough, China Scene: An Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course, Crossing Paths: Living and Learning in China, and Shifting Tides: Culture in Contemporary China.

In 2009, Xu initiated Hamilton-BOCES coordination with a grant from the U.S. Education Department (FLAP) and created an opportunity for Hamilton Chinese students to teach Chinese language and culture at local BOCES district schools. He is the chair of the Standing Committee of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21 Century (TCLT), an international conference sponsored by Hamilton College since 2000. The Hamilton-sponsored TCLT has more than 200 supporting institutions from 18 countries and regions, which together have sent more than 700 professionals to the biennial conferences and workshops.

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Yihui Chen, Visiting Instructor of East Asian Languages & Literatures

ychen1@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: teaching Chinese as a second language and behavioral cultures.
Yihui Chen joins Hamilton as visiting instructor in the East Asian Languages & Literatures Department. Chen holds a master's degree in teaching Chinese as a second language and a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and literatures from National Taiwan Normal University. More >>

Her most recent research focuses on behavioral culture in CFL beginner textbooks. Chen has participated in several Chinese programs both in China and Taiwan, such as Associated Colleges in China (Beijing) and Mandarin Camps in Taipei.

 

Xiaoming Hou, Visiting Instructor of East Asian Languages & Literatures

xhou@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: second language acquisition and pedagogical methodology
Xiaoming Hou received his master's degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Minzu University of China in 2012. More >>

He first came to Hamilton College as a teaching fellow from 2011 to 2012, after which he became an Chinese Instructor. He has also been involved in the ACC-Startalk Summer Program hosted by Hamilton since 2012.

Victoria Li, Teaching Fellow in Chinese

yli1@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages.
Yan Li received her bachelor's degree and master's degree in teaching Chinese as a second language. Li has taught Chinese in multiple intensive programs, including ACC, UVA, and Washington and Lee. More >>

Li specializes in teaching Chinese to adult learners. She also worked with the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai for two years, and that experience led her to focus on modern Chinese society rather than only the language.

Leanne Li, Teaching Fellow in Chinese

yli2@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages.
Yan Li (Leanne) earned her bachelor's degree in English language and literature from Minzu University of China (MUC). She is currently a student in the master's program of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages at MUC and will receive her degree in July 2014. More >>

During her degree course, Li worked as a part-time English teacher in the international department at Beijing Huiwen Middle School for two years. She also worked as an English and Korean translator for Canon (China) and other companies.

Shuang Wu, Teaching Fellow in Chinese

swu1@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages
Shuang Wu received a bachelor's degree in arts in teaching Chinese as a second language from Zhuhai College Jilin University (2012), and is a post-graduate student in the master’s program of teaching Chinese as a second language at the College of International Education at the Minzu University of China. More >>

During her degree course, Wu worked as a Chinese practice teacher for one semester. She also participated in several Chinese program in America and China, such as ACC STARTALK at Hamilton College, ACC summer program in Minzu University of China and CIEE spring program in Beijing University.

Tina Wu, Teaching Fellow in Chinese

yxwu@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: teaching Chinese language and culture.
Tina Wu received her bachelor's degree in Chinese language linguistics and literature from Capital Normal University in Beijing, and her master's degree in Asian studies with a teaching Chinese language and culture track from Seton Hall University. More >>

At Seton Hall she was the graduate assistant in the Office of International Programs, and was a Chinese language tutor. She participated in the ACC summer program in Minzu University of China this summer.

Lian Xue, Visiting Instructor of East Asian Languages and Literatures

lxue@hamilton.edu
Areas of Expertise: Chinese language and literature, linguistics and applied linguistics.
Lian Xue received a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and literature from Beijing Second Foreign Language University. More >>

Before working for Hamilton’s Associated Colleges in China program for five years, Xue was a senior high school teacher for three years.

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