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Chinese Studies

General Information

The minor in Chinese Studies provides an understanding of the religious, economic, political, historical, and artistic dimensions of Chinese communities historically and in modern period. The minor requires both a basic knowledge of Chinese and study abroad in one of the SU centers in Beijing or Hong Kong.


The minor requires 19 credits. Attendance at either the SU Abroad Hong Kong or Beijing is highly recommended but may be waived at the discretion of the Director of Chinese Studies with substitute courses; 12 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

View the Course Catalog for the minor.

Fall 2019 Classes

Chinese Language Courses

Course Title Day/Time Instructor Class #
CHI 101 Chinese I

MW 12:45-1:40

TTh 12:30-1:25

Staff 10427

MW 3:45-4:40

TTh 3:30-4:25

Staff 10428

MW 10:35-11:30

TTh 11:00-11:55



MW 2:15-3:10

TTh 2:00-2:55

Staff 11307

MW 9:30-10:25

TTh 9:30-10:25

Staff 12161
CHI 201 Chinese III

TTh 12:30-1:50

W 10:35-11:30

Zhou 10430

M 9:30-10:25

TTh 9:30-10:50

Zhou 11215
CHI 301 Chinese V MW 2:15-3:35 Zhou 11637
CHI 401 Advanced Chinese III MW 12:45-2:05 Staff 12659

Critical Directions in Chinese Studies Courses

Course Title Day/Time Instructor Class #
ECN 310 The Chinese Economy TTh 12:30-1:50 Liu 20773
HST 320 Traditional China TTh 11:00-12:20 Kutcher 21353
HST 393 East Asia and the Socialist Experience MW 2:15-3:35 Kallander 20641
LIT 300 Chinese Lit. and Film TTh 3:30-4:50 Staff 12670

Program Director

Gareth Fisher

Gareth Fisher 
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Program Faculty

Dimitar Gueorguiev

Dimitar Gueorguiev 
Assistant Professor, Political Science

George Kallander

George Kallander 
Associate Professor, History

Norman Kutcher

Norman Kutcher 
Associate Professor and Chair, History

Yingyi Ma

Yingyi Ma 
Associate Professor, Sociology