Mandarin, or Modern Chinese, is the official language of China and one of the world's major languages. As Australia's future is increasingly tied to the rise of China as a world power, the importance of Mandarin will continue to grow. Knowledge of Mandarin not only provides a means of understanding Chinese society and culture, but it is also a skill valued in a wide range of professions, both in Australia and internationally.
Savour a “taste” of Mandarin in this hour-long class and find out how it can enrich your degree at ANU!
Dr Fengyuan Ji is convener and lecturer of Modern Chinese at ANU College of Asia & the Pacific. Her research interests include language and politics in China, relationship between language and thought, and Western perception of China.