Hu Jing

Humanities (Linguistics)

Senior Lecturer

Contact No.: +65 6601-3961

Ms Hu Jing has a Master’s degree in Comparative Linguistics from Peking University and another Master’s degree in Chinese Linguistics, awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has also studied Thai, Lao, and Tibetan linguistics in addition to Chinese historical phonology.

Ms Hu has many years of experience teaching languages in China and the United States. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she taught modern Chinese language courses as well as classical Chinese. Prior to joining Yale-NUS College, she had taught Chinese at Smith College in Massachusetts for eight years. Ms Hu’s courses included Beginning Chinese, Intermediate Chinese and Advanced Chinese (Third Year Chinese: Business in China, China in Modern Society, Chinese News Media etc. and Fourth Year Chinese: Chinese Films, Modern Chinese Literature and Social Issues in Chinese Society).

At Smith College, Ms Hu organised and co-organised a series of events and activities sponsored by a group of well-known Massachusetts colleges, also known as the “Five Colleges”. These activities included a Chinese film seminar, Chinese speech contests, a series of Chinese pedagogical workshops and numerous Chinese cultural activities. Ms Hu is a member of the New England Chinese Language Teachers Association (NECLTA). She has published articles and given numerous presentations about teaching Chinese as a second language, Chinese linguistics, Chinese drama and translation at international conferences.

Ms Hu’s research interests are in teaching Chinese as a second language, classical and modern Chinese phonology, Chinese drama and Comparative Linguistics of Sino-Tibetan languages.

Recent Publications:
“Teaching Chinese through Film or Teaching Film in Chinese,” Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S., pp. 19-26, 2017.

“Balancing Authenticity and Immediate Intelligibility: the Compensation in the Stage Script of The West Wing 西厢记,” Tradition and Modernization, pp. 71-81, Beijing: Wenhua Yishu Publishing House, 2017.

Beginning Chinese 1, Beginning Chinese 2, Advanced Beginning Chinese 2
Advanced 1, Advanced 2
Advanced Readings in Chinese: Cinematic and Literary Texts
Advanced Readings in Chinese: Modern Chinese Literature