Chinese Studies

p: 704-894-2073

Mailing Address

Box 7133
Davidson, NC 28035

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209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

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Faculty & Staff

As a faculty, we aim to train our students to not only be proficient in the Chinese language, but to give our students a thorough understanding of the culture, history, politics, and religions of one of the largest and most ancient countries in the world. 

Eriberto Lozada

Fuji Lozada
Ph.D. Harvard University

My research interests include China, Korea, East Asia; religious studies, transnational studies, sociocultural, political and economic anthropology; popular culture; science studies, technology; food and culture; sports and society.

Rachel Pang

Rachel Pang
Ph.D. University of Virginia

I teach courses on the religions of Tibet, China, and East Asia. My research centers on the non-sectarian movement in 19th century Tibet (Tib. ris med), the Collected Works of the Tibetan Buddhist poet-saint Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol (1781-1851), and Buddhist life writing.

Shelley Rigger

Shelley Rigger
Ph.D. Princeton University

The focus of my teaching, research, and public service is East Asian politics. I'm chair of the Political Science and Chinese Studies departments.

Ping Shao

Ping Shao
Ph.D. Washington University

My areas of interest are Chinese language, cinema, culture, and traditional Chinese literature.

Vivian Shen

Vivian Shen
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

My areas of interest are Chinese cinema, modern literature and culture as well as Chinese language.

Catherine Slawy-Sutton

Catherine Slawy-Sutton
Ph.D. Indiana University

I teach basic and intermediate language courses, introduction to French and Francophone literatures and cultures, and advanced courses in Francophone authors from North Africa and Vietnam. I am interested in studying and teaching writers considered marginal in their own times or contexts.

Jennifer Stasack

Jennifer Stasack
D.M.A. University of Cincinnati

My specialties include chamber, percussion, and choral composition, and world music.

Yiting Tsai

Yiting Tsai
M.A. National Taiwan Normal University

I teach courses in elementary, intermediate and advanced Chinese language. I also teach independent study in advanced reading and writing.

Staff

Sue Fabros

Sue Fabros
Administrative Assistant

I work closely with the Department Chair to ensure the smooth operation of all departmental affairs. Specific areas include budget, new hires, event planning and public relations via our webpage and Facebook.