Professor of Chinese

Professor Yin's specialty is Chinese linguistics and Chinese pedagogy.  He has taught courses on Chinese Characters, Chinese Culture, Modern Chinese Language at all levels, Classical Chinese, China Through Chinese Eyes, and Classical Chinese Literature in Translation. He chairs the Department of Asian Languages and Litertaures, and he also directs the Chinese Language Program and a study abroad in China program for UVM students. 


Essential College Chinese 《大学精华汉语》, co-authored with Diana Sun and published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Phoenix Tree Publishing Inc.; Fundamentals of Chinese Characters《汉字基础》, published by Yale University Press; Practical Rhythmic Chinese 《实用节奏汉语》, co-authored with Diana Sun and published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press; and more than 20 papers published in academic journals or as book chapters.

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  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995



  • 802-656-0371
Office Location:

Room 202 479 Main Street

Office Hours:

Spring 2022: Thursday at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm online, Friday at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the office or by appointment