The Senior Program

The Senior Program in Chinese is the culminating intellectual experience at Hamilton, in which the cultural experience in China, the language proficiency and insights gained in the first three years are combined and integrated. The centerpiece of the Chinese concentration is the senior project. The one semester project requires the concentrators to finish and present a work of scholarship completely in Chinese and/or using substantial materials in the original language. Chinese majors work closely with a faculty member(s) each week and during two group presentations during the semester, including a final defense.

Recent projects in East Asian languages and literatures include:

  • China, the United States, and Pakistan – Possibilities for Counterterrorism Cooperation
  • Hollywood's eastward expansion: A study of how China's $6.5B film market is influencing a $2Trillion global industry
  • Exploring Imaginary Recollections of Chinese-American Identity in M. Butterfly
  • The Rapid Development of Luxury Goods in China : Can it be Maintained?
  • Why people study a foreign language?
  • Political and Social views on China-Taiwan Relations
  • Patriarchy and Female Characters: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Film Analysis
  • A Study of Bias Perception: How China Sees American Media Accounts of Chinese News
  • Uncertain future: Can gaokao reforms create a brighter tomorrow for Chinese youth?