August 10, 2012

Students Study Ancient and Modern China in Faculty-Led Course

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You can read about the Great Wall of China in a textbook or trace its path on a map, but if you really want to get a feel for the Great Wall, nothing compares to setting foot on it. “After learning about the wall through our readings and research, it was surreal being able to [...]

Professor Li Yang teaches a class in Pardee Hall.

April 9, 2012

Chinese Professor Li Yang Opens World of Possibility for Students

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Li Yang believes in setting a high bar for her students. And apparently her teaching style pays off. Students in her introductory Chinese course begin class not knowing a single word and end the semester narrating self-portrait videos in the language. As Yang emphasizes to her students, Chinese isn’t impossible to learn. Yang, assistant professor [...]