Chinese Language & Culture

New College is home to a budding but fast-growing Chinese Language and Culture program. If you have an interest in a civilization that is more than 5,000 years old, a first language that is the most widely spoken and written in the world, and a rapidly growing economic and technological giant, then this is the program for you.

Chinese Language and Culture area of concentration

New College is home to a budding but fast-growing Chinese Language and Culture program. If you have an interest in a civilization that is more than 5,000 years old, a first language that is the most widely spoken and written in the world, and a rapidly growing economic and technological giant, then this is the program for you.

The Chinese program at New College offers courses at all levels of Chinese language as well as courses and tutorials on Chinese language, literature and culture in English translation. Language courses are offered regularly, and cultural content courses change each year covering both surveys and special topics.

What You’ll Learn

Students with an Area of Concentration in Chinese are expected to develop a high level of proficiency in all aspects of the Chinese language, a broad historical and cultural knowledge of classical and modern Chinese culture, and in-depth knowledge of certain authors, genres, periods or themes.

In light of the interdisciplinary nature of the Chinese program, students are encouraged to take courses from related fields and disciplines, and/or complete a combined AOC with another discipline.

Recent Theses

  • Worth Dying For: Du Liniang’s Journey through Life and Death
  • Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: Exploring Theories of Civil Disobedience in Chinese and Western Philosophy
  • Portrayals of Female Suicide in Chinese Media
  • She’s Sick of All the Drama: The Portrayal of Female Sickness in Chinese Literature and Television Drama
  • Self-Cultivation of the Monkey King: A Confucian Reading of Journey to the West

Faculty

  • Fang-Yu Li, Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Culture
  • Jing Zhang, Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture

Alumni

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Chinese Language and Culture Curriculum

View the requirements for an AOC in Chinese Language and Culture, see recent courses and sample pathways to graduation.

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Undergraduate Program

New College of Florida offers more than 35 different majors in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as a number of interdisciplinary concentrations.

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