Hsiao-chih Chang

Senior Lecturer in Chinese

  • Title Senior Lecturer in Chinese
  • Office 718 Commonwealth Avenue Rm 501D
  • Phone 617-353-6209
  • Education BA, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    MA, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    PhD, Boston University

 

Hsiao-chih Chang, when in college in China, his native country, majored in Chinese.  He received his English B.A. at University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he also received an M.A. in ESL Studies and another M.A. in English.  He earned Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at Boston University.

Hsiao-chih has been a faculty member of the Chinese Program at Boston University for many years.  He served as the head coordinator of the Chinese Program for over ten years, and designed, and redesigned a number of Chinese courses that include LC280 Classical Chinese Literature, LC283 Chinese Civilization, LC286 Chinese Food Culture, LC286 Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy, LC286 Introduction to Traditional Chinese Architecture, LC315 Basics of Classical Chinese, LC316 Reading of Classical Chinese Fiction, LC318 Touring China, etc.

He has taught Chinese language courses at all levels.  Currently, he teaches a number of Chinese culture courses such as LC283 Chinese Civilization, LC286 Chinese Food Culture, LC286 Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy; the language based courses he teaches include LC315 Basics of Classical Chinese, LC316 Reading of Classical Chinese Fiction, LC318 Touring China.

Hsiao-chih is a Chinese-English, English-Chinese translator.  His published translation works include Chinese translation of late Victorian writer E. Nesbit’s The Treasure Seekers and English translation of Dr. Yao Tzu Li’s autobiography.  He is also one of the authors of World Authors Dictionary .

An accomplished Chinese calligrapher, Hsiao-chih has taught many students to learn, appreciate, and perform this unique form of traditional Chinese art.  He has developed a special curriculum, by following which, anyone who is serious about Chinese calligraphy may significantly improve his brush work and penmanship in as short as six weeks.  Many students’ accomplishment as the result of taking Hsiao-chih’s course proves this possibility.

Hsiao-Chih Chang’s CV

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