Chinese Faculty Members

Diana-photo.jpg (95780 bytes)John Jing-hua Yin (印京华). Associate Professor of Chinese. He got his Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He began to teach at the University of Vermont in the fall of 1997. Before then, he had taught at University of Oregon, the College of William & Mary, and Chinese Summer School at Middlebury College.  He teaches these courses at UVM:

Chinese Characters (CHIN 020)
Intermediate Chinese Language (CHIN 051/052)
Advanced Conversation & Composition (CHIN 201/202)
Glimpses of Chinese Culture (GRS 005/006)
Chinese Literature in Translation (WLIT 110) 

He authored Fundamentals of Chinese Characters, published by Yale University Press and coauthored Practical Rhythmic Chinese with Diana Sun. He published many papers on teaching Chinese characters and Chinese tones in academic journals in the U.S. and China.

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Joho-photo.jpg (45959 bytes)Diana Yiqing Sun (孙怡清). Senior Lecturer of Chinese. She got her Master Degree in Education from St. Louis University.  She has been teaching at the University of Vermont since the fall of 2000.  Before then, she had taught at Washington University in St. Louis and the Chinese Summer School at Middlebury College.  She is a recipient of Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award of 2006. She teaches these courses at UVM:

Elementary Chinese  (CHIN 001/002)
Advanced Chinese (CHIN101/102)
Advanced Conversation & Composition (CHIN 201/202)
Special Topics on Chinese Reading and Writing (CHIN 295/296)


She is the co-author of Practical Rhythmic Chinese, published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, and published several articles on Chinese language pedagogy.

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Mr. Zhi Guo (郭智)
Visiting Lecturer of Chinese
M.A., Beijing Language University, China, 2008

Course offerings: Chinese language (CHIN 051/052, CHIN 295/296)

Ms. Xiaohong Hou (侯晓虹)
Visiting Lecturer of Chinese
M.A., Beijing Normal University, China, 2004
Course offerings: Chinese language (CHIN 001/002, CHIN 195/196)


Ms. Huili Sun (孙慧莉)
Visiting Lecturer of Chinese
M.Ed., Beijing Language University, China, 2007
Course offerings:  Chinese language (CHIN 001/002, CHIN 201/202).