Sophia Geng, Assoc Professor
Office: Richarda P30, CSB
Phone: 320 363-5786
Limei Danzeisen, Instructor
Office: Richarda P4, CSB
Phone: 320 363-5385
Chinese Course Offerings
The Chinese Language and Culture Program started in the fall of 1968 as part of the Tri-College East Asian Studies Program. It is one of the earliest Chinese language and culture programs in the state of Minnesota.
The following courses serve to fulfill the global language requirement at CSB/SJU:
We also offer a minor in Chinese (20 credits):
Note: Some of the study abroad courses taken at the Southwest University can count towards the minor. For questions on credit transfer, please contact Dr. Sophia Geng.
Chinese Corner & Tutors
Tutors and volunteer Chinese native speakers will be available to practice Chinese conversation and pronunciation or help with class exercises and homework for all levels of Chinese classes. All are welcome! Our "Study Buddy" table allows non-native speakers to converse easily with native speakers by switching between English and Chinese every 15 minutes. Join us Mondays and Thursdays throughout the semester!
Contact our tutor to make an appointment:
There are numerous opportunities throughout each semester for students to engage in cultural activities on campus. Among those events are the Dumpling Social, Chinese Corner, and Movie Night.
Making Chinese dumplings at the Dumpling Social
Students at CSB/SJU have the option of studying in China at our partner University near Chongqing for an entire semester, or can choose to complete research there in the summer. In addition, students can opt to complete an internship in Shanghai or Hong Kong during the summer.
As a semester study abroad student in China, you have the opportunity to learn about contemporary China Business practices or admire Chinese traditions with calligraphy and martial arts, and to appreciate the natural beauty of the rural countryside, along with the skyscrapers of Shanghai.
China Program 2013
China is a growing power in our ever-changing world, and I was glad to enhance my global perspective, especially as it has helped me receive internships and job opportunities.
Political Science-Int. Relations Major
CSB Student Ambassador to China
The Chinese Language and Culture Program emphasizes enhancing students' research skills to help prepare them for independent or collaborative research in Asia-related fields.
CSB/SJU students participating in the Fan Dance at Geng Cun, "the #1 Storytelling Village in China."
The Chinese Program at CSB/SJU offers students a chance to discover the unique Chinese culture and language, whether through on-campus courses, events, and activities, or through semester-long and shorter-term study abroad programs.
View Prof. Geng's work on China's Oral Traditions and Stories from Dr.Geng's Chinese Folklore, Myth and Legend Class