Xia Ding




Professor Ding received his M.A. from Peking Univeristy. He is currently a professor at the School of Humanities, Tsinghua Univeristy, and he was previously deputy director of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, director of International Chinese Language and Culture Center and director of Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University. Professor Ding has been invited to be visiting professor and scholar to various universities in Hong Kong, the United States and Japan.

His research interests are classical Chinese literature and teaching Chinese as a second language. He published more than 10 works include: Poems of Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties, Classic Chinese Poetry in All Ages, Progress of Mandarin and Tsinghua Mandarin etc. He also taught 'Studies of Ancient Chinese Fictions,' 'Ancient Chinese,' 'Advanced Chinese Reading,' and 'Reading and Writing' at Tsinghua University. Due to his excellence in teaching, he won the first Tsinghua University Teaching Award.

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Beginners' Chinese course from China's top university. This introductory Chinese language course will emphasize basic language skills for everyday life in Mandarin speaking countries. The course utilizes pinyin, the standard system of Romanized spelling for transliterating Chinese, so learners will find it easy to understand and study the language.

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