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World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics: Chinese

Reference Books at Waldo Library

Resources from the web

Ask Asia

"Established by the Asia Society (est. 1956), the America's premier Asian cultural and educational institution. The Society's mission is to foster understanding and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific. The AskAsia web site is an online 'clearinghouse', specifically for elementary, middle and high-school level materials pertaining to Asian Studies."

Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR)

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Committed to directing users to Asian area content in the humanities and social sciences, the Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR) is supported by an impressive complement of area studies scholars, bibliographers and subject selectors based at the libraries of the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University.

Confuscius Institute at WMU

Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University  

Established on July 7, 2009, the Confucius Institute at WMU was created through a partnership between WMU and Beijing Language and Culture University.

The Confucius Institute at WMU is a non-profit organization provides Chinese language and cultural studies options for WMU students and faculty. 

  • Teaching Chinese language and culture
  • Promoting international cooperation and exchange of students.
  • Offer language and culture workshops, summer camps, fine arts events and travel opportunities

Professional Organizations


Chinese Language Teachers Association

The Chinese Language Teachers Association, Inc. (CLTA) is a professional organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy. In the years since our establishment in 1962, the Chinese Language Teachers Association has both reflected and responded to changes in our students, our teachers and our world. Although approximately half of our membership is composed of specialists in Chinese language, literature, linguistics and culture teaching at colleges and universities throughout the world, we increasingly count among our membership teachers of Chinese at primary and secondary schools and Chinese community schools, as well as students of the language and other interested parties. From each of these diverse types of experts, we learn much, and can consequently give much more to all of us engaged in the learning and teaching of the Chinese language.