2020-2021 Catalog


Over one billion people speak Chinese. As you learn the language of approximately one-fifth of the world’s population, you will also encounter the rich history and culture of China and its communities in New York City and other global centers. Courses emphasize spoken skills and comprehension, as well as reading and writing. You can study Chinese (Mandarin) by itself or as part of the Asian Studies minor (see Asian Studies Minor).

Students who become proficient in Chinese are prepared for a variety of positions in international business, government, education, and cultural organizations.

The course sequence in Chinese offers an alternative path towards completing Gen. Ed. requirements. For details, see “The Language Path”.

Division: Humanities and Social Sciences
Division Office: The Faculty Center 301
Phone: 646-393-4111
Division Chair: Jennifer N. Brown, Ph.D. 
Administrative Assistant: Alexandra Dill

Program Faculty:

Yu-Yin Cheng

Professor of History and International Studies

B.A., National Taiwan Normal University

M.A. & Ph.D., University of California, Davis

The Faculty Center 501

Phone: 646-393-4140


Chinese Courses (CHIN)