Chinese Department


Life Beyond Reed for Chinese Majors


Zhang-Qi-Shang-you.jpgAfter graduation, Chinese majors have gone on to find employment in fields in which knowledge of Chinese language and culture have been crucial. In recent years, this has included becoming: an agent for Chinese artists and writers who also represents Hollywood in China; a diplomat representing the International Red Cross; a field scientist for the World Health Organization stationed in China addressing issues of AIDS and SARS; a high-level banker stationed in Hong Kong; and an executive at Nike working in global operations. Other alumni have continued on to graduate programs at schools such as Princeton, Harvard, University of California Berkeley, University of Chicago, Nanjing University, and National Taiwan University. Many more have gone on to pursue non-Chinese related interests but continue to maintain a lifelong appreciation for and interest in Chinese language and culture.