|Welcome to the home page of Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan (陳潔雯) at The Ohio State University! This website provides information on her current year’s course offerings as well as links to her online course syllabi and other pages pertaining to her teaching and research, which are primarily in the area of Chinese linguistics. Professor Chan teaches in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL) at The Ohio State University. DEALL offers undergraduate programs in the Chinese Language (Chinese Major and Chinese Minor), that is, standard (Mandarin) Chinese. In addition, beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year, DEALL is offering “Conversational Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers I” (Chinese 4301 in Spring Semester, with Professor Chan serving as faculty supervisor). DEALL also has very strong graduate programs not only in Chinese Literature and Chinese Language Pedagogy, but also in Chinese Linguistics, with its long, well-established M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in Chinese Linguistics.
This academic year, the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL) returns to The Ohio State University for the 30th anniversary. The 30th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-30) will be held on 9-11 March 2018. (Abstract deadline: 25 September 2017.)
Among the activities at Ohio State involving Chinese linguistics was the 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-3), held here at Ohio State on 12-13 March 2016. The upcoming 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-4) will be held at University of British Columbia on 23-24 June 2018. (Abstract deadline: 30 November 2017.) Inaugurated at The Ohio State University, this is a biennial conference. WICL-1 was held in 2012 at OSU and WICL-2 was held in 2014 at U of Chicago.
Another recent event was BEAL Forum 2, which took place on the Ohio State University campus on 21 October 2016. For further information on that event, go the to BEAL Forum website. Other Chinese linguistics activities can be gleaned from the Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL) website and from the Buckeye East Asian Linguistics (BEAL) website, the latter housing two main activities: 1) BEAL Forum, and 2) BEAL Publications.
Besides her role as a faculty member in DEALL, Professor Chan has, since December 2010, been serving as the Director of the Institute for Chinese Studies, part of the East Asian Studies Center, where a host of China-related activities are planned and organized throughout the academic year, including lecture series, annual graduate forums, conferences, symposia, etc., often with co-sponsorship from our graduate student organizations and other units across the campus. One recent event, for example, was the one-day symposium that was co-organized with Melton Center for Jewish Studies, China and the Jews in the Modern Era, held on 19 April 2015, on-site at the Mershon Center and accessible online via simultaneous webinar. She has also organized the annual ICS Graduate Forum and other ICS events.
Note that only a small fraction of the contents from the original website in the Humanities server (since March 1996) has been moved to this new site. More content from the now-defunct website will be added here as time permits.