Chinese is critical to a wide range of professions and interests, and your courses aim to prepare you for any opportunity. Examining the region’s changing identity and China’s literature and culture will be part of your coursework. You may decide to study in Beijing with the rigorous Associated Colleges in China program.
After four years of Chinese in high school, Maraina Adams ’17 started Hamilton College figuring she would minor in the language. However, faculty members spotted her for a potential concentrator. Clearly, her professors were on to something: At the end of her first year, Adams won the College award for excellence in Chinese language and literature at the introductory level. She plans to minor in art, major in Chinese and study abroad with the Associates Colleges in China program.More >>
Ellen Esterhay ’14, who double-majored in Chinese and world politics, went from Hamilton to a position in a high-profile, high-pressure political campaign. She landed an internship and then a job as a press assistant in Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ effort to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Her candidate lost, but Esterhay loved the experience. “I think working a campaign can be pretty grueling, but it’s really great knowing you’re going to work every day doing something that you believe in,” she says.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in Chinese are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: