University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Asian Languages and Literatures


Faculty - John Jing-hua Yin

John Jing-hua Yin

John Jing-hua Yin, Professor of Chinese

Area of expertise

Chinese as a foreign language pedagogy
Chinese writing system

Contact Information
Email: John Jing-hua Yin

Office Hours: 2:00-3:00 pm on T/F or by appointment
Office: Room 202 479 Main Street
Phone: (802) 656-0371

Professor Yin has taught Chinese Characters, Glimpses of Chinese Culture, and Chinese language courses at all levels.  He now teaches Classical Chinese (CHIN 295/CHIN 296), China Through Chinese Eyes (CHIN 095) and Classical Chinese Literature in Translation (WLIT 110). He is the Chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Litertaures. He also directs the Chinese Language Program and the Study Abroad in China Program for UVM students.  He has been serving on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association since 2006 and on the SAT Chinese Subject Test Committee since 2011. Now he is also serving as the Executive Director for the Chinese Language Teachers Association of the United States.

Major publications: Fundamentals of Chinese Characters, published by Yale University Press in 2006; Practical Rhythmic Chinese, co-authored with Diana Sun and published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press in 2009; more than 20 papers published in academic journals or as book chapters.