Welcome to the Chinese Program @CWRU  

Currently the the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers CHIN101, CHIN102, CHIN201, CHIN202, CHIN301, CHIN302, CHIN320, CHIN380, CHIN381, and CHIN399,  from Beginning through Advanced levels, including contemporary Chinese texts, Chinese popular Culture, and Independent Study.   

News and Student Activities

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is the most important social and economic holiday for billions of people around the world. The holiday is tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar and was originally observed as a time to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors. Today, Lunar New Year is a special time to bring friends and family together for feasting and festivities in China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Mongolia and other countries all over the world.

Asian Mid-Autumn Festival

Throughout much of Eastern Asia, the successful harvest is celebrated when the moon shines bright in the sky. The Asian Mid-Autumn Festival is about bringing families together and goes by many names including Tet Trung Thu, Tsukimi and Chuseok.


Chinese Learning Materials

Videos made by students in CHIN101 Class

My Study Abroad Experience in China: A Brand-New Nostalgia

Christopher Chen (CWRU ’20) double majored in Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism and Chinese on a pre-health track. While attending CWRU, Christopher applied and was selected to participate in two study abroad programs in China during Summer 2017 and 2018-2019 academic school year, respectively. Christopher is currently a student pharmacist at the University of Southern California.