Chinese

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Welcome to the Chinese Section (欢迎来访中文部)!

The goal and focus of the Chinese Section of the Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department at Gustavus is to prepare students for becoming world citizens in the current inter-connected world. We offer not only Chinese/Mandarin language courses but also a January term course focused on Chinese cultures, ancient civilization and Chinese heritages. The essence of learning Chinese/Mandarin language is to arouse learners’ curiosity of exploring a plethora of cultures including Chinese cultures. We believe that there is no “good” or “bad” culture but only cultural differences.

Mandarin Language Conversation Partner Program

All our Mandarin language learners have the option of being paired up with a native Mandarin speaking conversation partner either via Skype or with another Gustie from China or Taiwan! The purpose of this Conversation Partner Program is to allow Mandarin language learners to hang out with native Chinese speakers in order to better understand Chinese people and their cultures. If you are interested in seeking a Chinese/Mandarin language conversation partner or wanting to become a Mandarin conversation partner, please contact Dr. Nan Li at: nli@gustavus.edu

What's New...

Guest Lecture: “Acupuncture: Science or Myth?”

Last month, by Jack Beahler

by Professor Nan Li Acupuncture originated in China during the Neolithic period. Ancient Chinese people found that their pain could be greatly reduced or even eliminated by using a sharp-edged stone tool pressed hard on their body. Hence, the earliest needle used in the acupuncture was made of stone. Later on, copper, iron, gold, and […]

Global China Connection(GCC)

Around 2 years ago, by Xi Wang

Global China Connection (GCC) is one of the biggest student-run non-profit organizations that helps develop relationships among young people mainly from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and other international communities. GCC now has over sixty branches in the universities and colleges in the United States. It creates opportunities for Chinese students and […]

 

 

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Nan Li Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-6080