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Christian A. Johnson 408B

Junqing (Jessie) Jia specialized in Chinese language pedagogy with an emphasis on the development of language learning motivation. Her teaching and research focus on understanding sustainable foreign language learning motivation and creating motivating experiences in the classroom and beyond. Professor Jia also develops pedagogical materials for Chinese learners of various levels with a goal of transforming students into lifelong, self-motivated and effective learners. She received her doctorate in Chinese Language Pedagogy from The Ohio State University in 2017. 

Since joining Hamilton College, Professor Jia has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In addition, she co-edited an edited volume, Performed Culture in Action to Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language (2022), and published an advanced-level Chinese textbook, Negotiating the Chinese Workplace: An integrated course in advanced Chinese (2023). She hopes to leverage the results of her research to contribute to the diverse learning environment at Hamilton.

Recent Courses Taught

First-year Chinese 
Third-year Chinese 
Americans & Chinese: Case Studies of Cross-Cultural Communication
Exploring the Roots of Contemporary Issues in China
Senior project

Selected Publications


  • Jia, Junqing and Zhini Zeng. Negotiating the Chinese Workplace: An integrated course in advanced Chinese. The Ohio State University Foreign Language Publications (August, 2023).
  • Jian, Xiaobin, Jianfen Wang, Junqing Jia and Chenghua Feng. 2016. Perform Suzhou: a Course in Intermediate to Advanced Spoken Mandarin [Chinese title: Tiyan Suzhou????]. Suzhou, China: Suzhou University Press. Reprinted by Routledge (June, 2018).

Edited Volume:

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

  • Jia, Junqing and Cecilia Chang. 2023. “Chengshu xianshang hanyu xuexizhe xuexidongji bianhua diaoyanfenxi” [Analysis of the learning motivation of mature online Chinese language learners.] Guoji Zhongwen Jiaoyu (zhong ying wen) [International Chinese Language Education], Expert Forum, 8(2), pp. 4-11.
  • Zeng, Zhini and Junqing Jia, 2023. "Envisioning A Successful Professional Self Through A Negotiation-themed Advanced Chinese Course.” Foreign Language Annals. Current publication status: published online, pp.1-22. http://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12705
  • Jia, Junqing and Cecilia Chang, 2022. “Understanding online language learning during COVID-19: CFL learners’ learning experiences in an intensive immersion language program.” Taiwan Journal of Chinese as a Second Language, 1(24), pp. 3-48. http://doi.org/10.29748/TJCSL.202206_(24).0001
  • Jia, Junqing, 2019. “Creating motivational language learning experiences during the ‘critical period’.” International Journal of Education, 11(3), pp. 26-43. http://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v11i3
  • Jia, Junqing, 2019. “Chinese language learner motivation: Vision, socialization and progression.” Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, Special Issue, 10 (1), pp. 44-60. https://doi.org/10.37237/100104

Peer-reviewed book chapters:

  • Jia, Junqing. (2022). Localizing language learning for beginner-level CFL curricula (pp. 112-121). In J. Wang & J. Jia (Eds), Performed Culture in Action to Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language. Routledge, New York. http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003199090-12
  • Wang, Jianfen and Junqing Jia. (2022). Performed culture as a holistic, embodied approach to teaching Chinese as a foreign language (pp.1-23). In J. Wang & J. Jia (Eds), Performed Culture in Action to Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language. Routledge, New York. http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003199090-1
  • Jia, Junqing and Zhini Zeng. (2021). Innovating the Design of Lower-Level Reading and Writing Curriculum for the Digital Age (pp. 1-32). In Zhengdao Ye (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Chinese Language Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6844-8_6-1
  • Jia, Junqing. (2020). Establishing domain expertise in the Third Space: constructing language learning motivation to perform beyond proficiency (pp. 99-116). In X. Zhang & X. Jian (Eds.), The Third Space and Chinese Language Pedagogy: Negotiating Intentions and Expectations in another Culture. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. http://doi.org/10.4324/9780429345890-6

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.A., Ohio State University
M.A., Shanghai Normal University
B.A., Shanghai Normal University

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