Connect with Chinese Program Alumni

GW Chinese Program Alumni Network 

If you have graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in Chinese Language and Literature, MA in Chinese Language and Culture, or with a Minor in Chinese, you will be invited to join the GW Chinese Program Alumni Network on LinkedIn. We will post news, updates, events related to the Chinese program, GW, and our alumni. You can also connect with other Chinese program alumni and post your own updates.

Updates and News from our Alumni

  • Xiayu Liu
    Xiayu Liu (MA '20) pursues a Ph.D degree
    Xiayu Liu, who graduated from our MA program in 2020, has just been admitted to the Ph.D program (2023) at the Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Language and Society (一橋大学言語社会研究科). She says that with the support of GW professors and teachers, the study experience at GW piqued her interest in Taiwanese literature and culture and that's why she decided to continue focusing on it in her future studies.

  • Tianyu Fan publications
    Tianyu Fan (MA '19) publishes three books
    Tianyu Fan, who graduated from our MA program in Chinese Language and Culture in 2019, has just published three books of Chinese translations of works on creative writing:
    • 渴望写作 [The Desire to Write by Graeme Harper]. Beijing: Renmin University Press, 2022.   
    • 剑桥创意写作导论 [The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing by David Morley]. Beijing: Renmin University Press, 2022.
    • 创意写作基础研究 [Key Issues in Creative Writing by Dianne Donnelly and Graeme Harper]. Shanghai: Shanghai University Press, 2022.
  • Tianyu is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Creative Writing, Shanghai University. We are very proud of her achievements. 

  • Andrew Butt (BA '22) pursues an MA degree in Chinese Literature at Columbia University
    Our recent graduate Andrew Butt 白先艺 is now pursuing an MA degree in Chinese Literature at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. Andrew, advised by Professor Jonathan Chaves, wrote an excellent Honors Thesis for his BA degree in our Chinese program. The paper, titled "Maidens, Matchmakers, and Men: Exploring Gender, Passion, and Morality in a selection of Feng Menglong’s Short Stories", explores how Feng’s works were interpreted by his contemporaries, what effects Feng’s depiction of men had on his and later generations, and how beneficial modern Western theories of literary analysis are in evaluating premodern Chinese literature.

  • Yichen Xie (BA '21) pursues an MA degree at SOAS.
    Yichen Xie graduated from our BA program in 2021 and is now pursuing an MA at SOAS, University of London. Her current research focuses on the poetic patterns and expressions of the Music Bureau (yüe fu) poetry, its influence on poetry of the Tang period and kanshi in Japan.

  • Update from Mengke Zhou (BA '16; MA '18)
    Mengke Zhou graduated from our MA program in 2018. Currently she is working as an Academic English teacher and college counselor at the Barstow School Ningbo.

  • Congratulation remarks from alumni to Class of 2021
    Thank you to our alumni Caitlyn Kaliher, Class of 2014 & Avonda Fogan, Class of 2016 for sending congratulations to our graduating students this year! It was great to hear about your careers. Congratulations to Caitlyn and Avonda, too!

  • GW Chinese Program Alumni Career Panel

On February 12, 2021, our alumni discussed their career paths and answered questions with our current students. Thank you to our alumni Sarah Tynen, Class of 2011; Timothy Quinn, Class of 2012; Julian Panero, Class of 2013; Andrew Allard, Class of 2019.

Sarah Tynen, '11 PhD in Geography Graduate Program Manager, UC Boulder Julian Panero, '13 Product Manager, Marketplace at Convoy, Inc Timothy Quinn, '12 PhD Candidate in Anthropology Rice University Andrew Allard, '19 Strategy & Transactions Associate at EY

  • Congratulation remarks from alumni to Class of 2020
    Thank you to our alumni Ian Everhart, Class of 2014 & Mark Schaefer, Class of 2017 for sending congratulations to our graduating students of 2020! It was great to hear about your careers. Congratulations to Ian and Mark, too!

  • Lecture by Dr. Richard A. Pegg (BA ’83 and MA ’90)
Dr. Pegg

On Friday, September 21, 2018, Dr. Pegg gave a lecture at GW on historical cartography in East Asia. Dr. Richard A. Pegg (BA ’83 and MA ’90 in Chinese and Japanese language and literature, GW) is currently Director and Curator of Asian Art for the MacLean Collection, outside Chicago, and author of the book Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps (University of Hawai’I Press, 2017).