The Chinese language program at Nazareth College is an immersive experience that provides students with concentrated training in Mandarin, the standard modern Chinese language.
In addition, students are exposed to the literature, history, culture, arts, and religions of China. The emphasis will be on preparing students for further study as translators and interpreters, and for corporate and government service, as well as preparing them for advanced study in the language and culture.
Education: A native speaker of Chinese, he received his Ph.D. in modern Chinese literature and culture from the University of British Columbia.
Teaching and Research Interests: Twentieth century Chinese literature and film, modern Chinese intellectual history, and contemporary Chinese social and intellectual issues. He has published extensively in both Chinese and English on issues in modern Chinese literature, culture, and history. He is currently working on a book manuscript on contemporary Chinese avant-garde fiction.
He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Asian Research at UBC and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Lehigh University before joining Nazareth.
“Studying abroad for two semesters in China gave me an unforgettable and incredible experience that has made me more competitive in my field and helped solidify my passion for the Chinese language,” says Kyla Marie Partridge '16, a double-major in Chinese and international studies with a minor in economics. “My goal is to eventually obtain my master’s in international relations and pursue a career in foreign service. My professors have gone out of their way to help me be successful and develop skills that will help me to excel in my field.”