News Archive

  • Karl Gerth, Professor of History and the new holder of the Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies at UCSD as of July 1, 2013. Professor Paul Pickowicz would like to thank all who participated in the process especially the colleagues who served with such dedication on the search committee during the last two years, for your strong interest and unflagging support during the recruitment process.
  • The Symposium Landscapes - Reinterpretation and Reconstruction in Contemporary Art was a fantastic success. Thank you to all those who attended on February 13th, 2013.
    • Dr. Britta ERICKSON, Independent Curator at Stanford University, will be offering a talk titled: "The Contemporary Shanshui Fissure: Appearance and Substance Have Split" on February 13th. This symposium will be at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Room 350 (map) from 3:00-5:00PM.
    • Professor An-yi PAN, Cornell University, will be offering a talk titled: "Shanshui: the Idelogized Landscape" on February 13th. This symposium will be at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Room 350 (map) from 3:00-5:00PM.
    • Professor Julia ANDREWS, University of California San Diego, will be offering a talk titled: "Tianmahui (Heavenly Horse Society) and Chinese Landscape Paintings" on February 13th. This symposium will be at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Room 350 (map) from 3:00-5:00PM.
    • Professor Kuiyi SHEN, University of California San Diego, will be offering a talk titled: "Landscape Painting as a Cultural Consciousness in Contemporary Chinese Art" on February 13th. This symposium will be at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Room 350 (map) from 3:00-5:00PM.
  • Professor Walter DAVIS, University of Alberta, offered a talk titled: "Between Friends: The Sino-Japanese Art of Wang Yiting" on February 20th at 3:00pm. This talk was in Mandeville Center Room 106.
  • Professor Zaixin HONG, University of Puget Sound, offered a talk titled: "From National to Modernism: The Idea of Chinese Renaissance in Early 20th Century" on February 27th at 3:00pm. This talk met in HSS 5084, which is also known as the Ruiz Room (map). Please note a location adjustment to HSS 5086.Hsiao-wen CHENG, a post-doctoral fellow in the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, offered a talk titled: "Pathologizing the "Single Yin": The Emergence of "Compulsory Heterosexuality" for Women in Song China" on March 20th. The talk took place in HSS 4025 - Galbraith Room (map) from 3:30-5:30PM. This talk is co-sponsored by the Korean Studies Initiative, the Department of History and the Program in Critial Gender Studies.
  • Chinese New Year's 2012 Party!!
    The Annual Chinese New Year's Celebration hosted by the Chinese Studies Program on January 27th was a great success! Over 251 students, faculty and guest were delighted by a student talent show.  Thank you to the performers and all who could attend. Xin Nian Kuai Le. Have a Happy 2012!!  (Click on the invitation below to see a larger version)
    CNY Invitaiton
  • EAP deadlines extended at UCSD
    Don't miss your chance to study abroad. Visit to learn more about studying in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. Got question? Visit the Programs Abroad Office website. 
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong is accepting applications for Fall 2012!
    International Student Admissions for fall 2012 is open until March 15th, 2012. Visit for more information. You are also encourage to contact the Programs Abroad Office at UCSD for guidence.
  • Work for NGOabroad in China
    China has a huge need for English teachers! Can you communicate well in English and are you now Bilingual in Mandarin? Applicants must be 18+ years old.

    NGOabroad is recruiting for Spring Semester (March 1 to June 30, 2012), Fall Semester (September 1 to end of December, 2012.) and  July to the first weekend of August for four weeks, 2012.

    READ the NGOabroad website.  Then answer questionnaire and embed it with you resume and send it to
  • Global Seminar in Shanghai, China
    Want to study abroad with Prof. Kuiyi Shen from the UCSD Visual Arts Department? Participating students will earn 8 UCSD units during this Summer 2012 study abroad opportunity:

    Info session are being offered:

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at 1:30 - 3:00 pm in International Center Lounge

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 1:30 - 3:00 pm in International Center Oceanids Pavilion

  • Office Hours Announced
    CHIN course lecturers have announced office hours for the fall quarter.  They can be found here.
  • Welcome Back to School!!
    With Fall 2011 Quarter almost beginning, the Chinese Studies Program has began it's placement testing for students who wish to enroll in CHIN courses.  More information about placement testing can be found here.  

    Students who wish to fulfill language requirements via Proficiency Exams should NOT contact the Chinese Studies Program until Week 3 of the quarter, proficiency exam information can also be found here.

    Students who are already enrolled in CHIN courses, textbooks for classes have been announced, please check your lecturer's profile page for more information.  For your convinience, the links to the pages are listed below.  
  • Chinese Studies Program Website Consturction
    Since June 2011, the Chinese Studies Program has started and is currently undergoing website construction to provide students with a more user-friendly and easier to navigate site.  While the site remains operational, changes will continually take place until the complete finish of the whole site.  We appreciate your patience and expect the site to be completed in mid-September!! 
  • Chinese Poetry Recitation Contest
    The Chinese Studies Center & the Chinese Culture Club at California State University, Los Angeles will be holding the Nineteenth Annual Chinese Poetry Recitation Contest on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. at the University-Student Union Theatre on campus. A flier is available here.

    All students are welcome to participate in this exciting event that provides a venue for instructors and students from different campuses to interact and learn from each other. Every contestant will receive a prize and a certificate of recognition. Additionally, trophies will be awarded to winners of 1st, 2nd, and two 3rd places in each of the four categories.

    For more info, visit  The registration deadline is Friday, May 6, 2011. 
  • Chinese New Years Celebration Rabbit
    The Chinese Studies Program celebrated Chinese New Year on Friday, February 11th, 2011.  Undergraduates, graduate students and faculty converged at the Peterson Hall Room 108 at 6:30pm to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a talent show by the Chinese language students, majors/minors and Teaching Assistants. 

    UCSD students, alumni, guests and community members.  This evening event was sponsored by a generous grant from Chancellor Mary Anne Fox in conjunction with the UCSD 50th Anniversary Celebration at UCSD.  
    A video clip of our final performer Isaac Cho, rapping about First Year Chinese.