University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Chinese Program

Faculty - John Jing-hua Yin, Chair

John Jing-hua Yin

John Jing-hua Yin, Department Chair
Professor of Chinese

Area of expertise

Chinese language pedagogy
Chinese writing system

Contact Information
Email: John Jing-hua Yin

Office Hours: 1:30-2:30 pm on Tuesday and 11:30-12:30 on Wednesday by appointment
Office: Room 202 479 Main Street
Phone: (802) 656-0371

Professor Yin has taught Chinese Characters, Glimpses of Chinese Culture, and Chinese at all levels. He now teaches Intermediate Chinese (CHIN 051/052), Classical Chinese (CHIN 295), and Classical Chinese Literature in Translation (WLIT 110). He is 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 Chinese Language Teachers Association since 2006 and on the College Board committee for the development of the SAT Subject Test in Chinese since 2011.  

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.