Students in Huron's Chinese Program experience all aspects of the language: listening, speaking, reading and writing in modern standard Chinese. A primary goal is to provide a solid foundation in pronunciation and grammar, as well as basic composition and conversation. Senior courses facilitate students attaining competence in reading authentic modern writings, with the aid of a dictionary. For students who have attained fluency, elective courses are offered to explore specific aspects of the Chinese language and culture in film, business, literature, and communication.
Learn from professors who have a deep knowledge of China and East Asia more broadly. This faculty comes together, from across the world, to lead students to a more fulsome understanding of these rich cultures, the societal foundations they are built upon, and the people who define them. This department is dedicated to incorporating critical thought, intensive research elements, interactive activities and community engagement projects to ensure students engage with well-rounded learning environments.
Take time to get to know the names and faces who will be supporting you every step of the way as you embark on an enriching exploration of China.
Chinese Studies Faculty Department
- Dr. Mariana Ionescu, Chair & Associate Professor, French and Asian Studies, 519.438.7224 ext. 259, Rm A210
- Dr. Yan Lu, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 332, Rm A7
Program sessional and per course instructors
- Dr. Clare Gordon, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, 519.438.7224 ext. 228, Rm A11
- Dr. Guoyuan (Kevin) Liu, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 277, Rm A104
- Dr. Li Fang (Lucy) He, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 331, Rm A10
- Dr. Laura Wu, firstname.lastname@example.org
International Exchange Opportunities
Beijing Language & Culture University (BLCU) • Exchange Information Sheet
Program of Study: Business/Economics and Language Program, Minor in Asian Studies
Language Requirements: English
City University of Hong Kong • Exchange Information Sheet
Program of Study: Asian Studies, Business, Chinese, Communications, Economics, Psychology
Language Requirement: English
Chinese Studies Careers
Chinese Studies will prepare you for a variety of careers; employers today are looking for people with the ability to analyze information, to find creative solutions to problems and to effectively communicate their ideas. These skills are acquired when studying language and literature.
- Teaching (Foreign Language in Canada)
- Teaching (English in China)
- Graduate studies in Chinese
- Canadian and International Business (in China)
- Diplomatic services
- Intelligence analyst
- Foreign services
Clare Gordon, PhD
Mariana Ionescu, PhD
Sahana Mazumder, MES
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday