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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:

  • The Marriage Crisis of Modern China: Who are the leftovers?

  • The development of Korean Popular Culture in China and Taiwan

  • The 21st Century Economic Shift of the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone

  • China’s “One Belt One Road”: Negative Influence or Healthy Competition?

  • Chinese Sports Development and Athlete Training Methods

  • Analyzing Racial Discrimination in the United States and China by looking at China’s Extra Credit Policies and the United States’ Affirmative Action Policies.

  • Chinese Migration Trends for Education

  • May Fourth Literature and Fifth-Generation Director’s Film, Analyzing Chinese Modernity

  • A Pivotal Moment in World Order: The 2016 Election and the Future of Sino-American Relations

  • China’s Energy Crisis: Does it exist and is it fixable?

  • China, the United States, and Pakistan – Possibilities for Counterterrorism Cooperation

Contact Information


Chinese Program

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4036 zwang@hamilton.edu
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