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The Doctoral Minor in Chinese is intended for students outside of the department to gain familiarity with the discipline in literature or linguistics generally while also honing an area of specialization.

  • Meet with a faculty member in the Chinese studies program to discuss requirements and course options.
  • Request a minor agreement form from the Graduate Program Coordinator (rweiss@wisc.edu).
  • Submit the Ph.D. Minor in Chinese form and obtain the approval and signature of major professor. After you have completed the preliminary Ph.D. examinations, the Chinese studies advisor or ALC Director of Graduate Studies will sign the warrant indicating completion of the minor.

Students from other graduate programs intending to take a doctoral minor in Chinese should consult the director of graduate study. For the minor, at least 12 credits in graduate-level courses are required (400 level or above; certain 300-level courses are accepted with the prior consent of the program).

FACULTY

Anatoly Detwyler, Assistant Professor
Website: https://alc.wisc.edu/about/faculty/anatoly-detwyler
Email: detwyler@wisc.edu
Area: Modern Chinese Literature and History, Comparative New Media, Information Studies

Rania Huntington, Professor
Website: https://alc.wisc.edu/about/faculty/rania-huntington
Email: huntington@wisc.edu
Area: Ming and Qing Narrative and Drama, Chinese Literature of the Weird and Supernatural

William Nienhauser, Professor
Website: https://alc.wisc.edu/about/faculty/william-nienhauser
Email: whnienha@wisc.edu
Area: Early Traditional Chinese Fiction and History; Early Poetry (Du Fu and Tao Qian)

Hongming Zhang, Professor
Website: https://alc.wisc.edu/about/faculty/hongming-zhang
Email: hzhang6@wisc.edu
Area: Chinese Linguistics; History of Chinese Language; Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Weihua Zhu, Assistant Professor
Website: https://alc.wisc.edu/about/faculty/weihua-zhu
Email: wzhu34@wisc.edu
Area: Chinese Language, Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition

AFFILIATED FACULTY

Shelly Chan, Associate Professor of History
Website: 
https://history.wisc.edu/people/chan-shelly/
Area: Modern China; migration and diaspora; Nanyang

Joe Dennis, Associate Professor of History
Website: https://history.wisc.edu/people/dennis-joe/
Area: Late imperial China; social, legal, and book history

Wei Dong, Professor in School of Human Ecology
Website: 
https://sohe.wisc.edu/staff/wei-dong/
Area: Asian design and design visualization

Florence C. Hsia, Professor of History of Science
Website: 
https://history.wisc.edu/people/hsia-florence-c/
Area: Early modern science; cross-cultural scientific exchange; science and religion; science and print culture; archives and data practices

Judd Kinzley, Associate Professor of History
Website: https://history.wisc.edu/people/kinzley-judd/
Area: Modern China and Xinjiang; environmental history, borderlands; material-centered history; political economy

Weijia Li, Assistant Professor in German, Nordic, and Slavic
Website: 
https://elpa.education.wisc.edu/elpa/people/faculty-and-staff-directory/weijia-li
Area: German-Chinese cultural exchange in the 20th c.

Yafei Li, Professor of Language Sciences
Website: https://langsci.wisc.edu/people/facstaff/li
Area: Syntax and morphology of Chinese

Yuhang Li, Assistant Professor of Art History
Website: https://arthistory.wisc.edu/people/faculty/li
Area: Chinese art, gender, and material practices in late imperial china; Buddhism and art; textile and costume history; Qing court art

Viren Murthy, Associate Professor of History
Website: 
https://history.wisc.edu/people/murthy-viren/
Area: East Asian intellectual history; Marxism; Buddhism

Zhongdang Pan, Professor of Communication Science
Website: https://commarts.wisc.edu/people/zhongdangpan
Area: Media and social changes in the PRC; comparative journalism in PRC, Taiwan, and HK; civic values in Chinese cities

Dianna Xu, East Asian Studies Librarian
Website: https://www.library.wisc.edu/subjects/east-asia/

Yongming Zhou, Professor of Anthropology
Website: https://www.anthropology.wisc.edu/staff/zhou-yongming/
Area: Cultural anthropologist of China and East Asia; development; media politics; environment; drugs; ethnicity and tourism; cyberspace