Welcome to the Chinese program at Case Western Reserve University!

欢迎  The Chinese program offers a variety of courses, ranging from three-level Chinese language courses to courses about Chinese cinema, pop culture, and literature.  Besides courses taught in Chinese, students who pursue a major in Chinese are encouraged to take Chinese-related courses in such interdisciplinary areas as Asian art, cinema, comparative literature of Chinese and the West, Chinese religion and history, and international business.  Taking advantage of the varied resources of the University and University Circle institutions, the Chinese Program makes the study of Chinese culture an integral part of the student’s undergraduate education.  Completing these Chinese courses fulfills the requirements for a minor or major in Chinese.  A minor in Chinese only requires five Chinese courses starting at the student’s Chinese language level.  A major in Chinese requires twelve Chinese courses, including two Chinese-related taught in English.  Furthermore, the Chinese Program provides an excellent foundation for students who apply for graduate or professional programs, pursue careers in international business, finance, law, journalism, foreign service, and technological or medical exchange.

Chinese Students Cultural Project Awards

Trophy and prizes from the National Chinese Expo of Student Works.

Guest Lecturer joins CHIN 302 Class

On April 10, 2024, Dr. Yawei Li, a new Chinese Lecturer starting in fall 2024, gave a lecture on the incorporation of culture and context in language learning to students in the CHIN 302 class.

Lunar New Year

On February 9, 2024, as Lunar New Year Eve approached, students from Professor Xin Zhang’s CHIN 380 and CHIN 102 embarked on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Chinese culture.

Alumna from China visits CHIN 380 Contemporary Chinese Class

On January 19, 2024, amidst a storm, alumna Xiangxiang Huang from China (‘94, Case School of Engineering) was invited to visit the CHIN 380 class and share her path to a successful career.

A Talk with Peng Han

On October 13, 2023, guest speaker, Peng Han joined 40 students from the fall 2023 Chinese classes.

Students Visit the Cleveland Museum of Art

On September 20, 2023, in recognition of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, 70 students from Instructor Xin Zhang’s CHIN 101 and CHIN 320 classes visited the Cleveland Museum of Art.