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  • The result for Fall 2022 Chinese Make-up Placement Test is now published. Click here to check.
  • The result for Fall 2022 Chinese Placement Test is now published. Click here to check.
  • Chinese language Program’s Placement Test Guidelines for Fall 2022 are available now. The placement test format will be a combination of in-person written test and oral test. The placement test will take place on Friday 8/26 from 8AM to 10AM at David Rittenhouse Laboratory (DRL) A4, A6 & A8. One make-up placement test will be offered on Friday, 9/2 from 10AM to 12PM at Williams Hall 316, 318, &320.


Penn Mental Health Wellness Series #4: Game-changing Tricks to Combat Stress in College Time: 12pm-1 pm @College Hall 200
Time: 1:45pm-2:45 pm @DRLB A2
12PM-1PM & 1:45PM-2:45PMCollege Hall 200 & DRLB A2


  • Megan Zhong from CHIN 022 course, Hannah Bases and Caleb Cannon from CHIN 212 course won the FLAS scholarship.
  • Jasmine Wu from CHIN 032 won the Critical Language Scholarship.
  • Noah Goldfischer from CHIN 112 won the Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarship.
  • Heather Tang was named Schwarzman Scholar, one of the most competitive scholarships in the world. She took CHIN011, CHIN012, CHIN231, and CHIN232. Her Chinese ability and knowledge are one of the major reasons that she was selected.
  • Laura Gao released her graphic memoir, Messy Roots, in March 2022. Gao is now a Chinese American comics artist. Gao became famous when she released a short comic called “The Wuhan I Know” in response to the growing Sinophobia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The comic was later used as the basis for her graphic memoir called Messy Roots. Laura took CHIN031, CHIN 032, CHIN 231, and CHIN 232.
  • Cynthia Yee (CHIN112) and Iris Horng (CHIN112) established the Penn Chinese Language & Culture Club to build a Chinese language learners’ community at Penn by organizing various extracurricular events. The Club co-sponsored the 2022 Spring CLP final project competition.
  • Chloe Gong is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and its sequel Our Violent Ends. Chole took CHIN 031 and CHIN 032, which helped her write her Shanghai romance novel series.

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