Online Chinese classes - seeking recommendations

I am seeking recommendations for a good Chinese language school which holds online classes (via skype or another video platform) at an affordable price.  The recommendation is for a beginner learner.  If you have any tips for online Chinese classes, please email me off-thread at


Jessica Hinchy

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

WORKSHOP> Special Workshop on Early Chinese Buddhist Translations with Jan Nattier at Yale University


With the generous support of the Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Arts (Peking University), the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University is pleased to announce a special 3-day workshop on early Chinese Buddhist translations led by Professor Jan Nattier, to be held on October 13-15, 2017 at Yale. The full description of the topics to be covered is given below.

Member book, Mak, Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the recent publication of the following book, which is the 131st volume of Brill's book series 'Sinica Leidensia':

George Kam Wah Mak. Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China. xiv, pp. 414. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017. ISBN: 9789004316270 (hardback); 9789004316300 (e-book)

CFA: Fourth UZH-BLCU Summer School in Chinese Language and Linguistics

The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, and the Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University, invite undergraduate and graduate students proficient in Chinese (HSK 5) to participate in the Fourth Summer School in Standard Chinese, Varieties, Language Change in Beijing.

SUMMER PROGRAM> Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat, July 9 - Aug 5, 2017 (SHI Huifeng)

Dear colleagues,

We're very happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat, until April 15. We hope that you can forward or otherwise pass on this information to your students in the areas of Buddhist studies, Chinese and other East Asian Buddhism, Chinese religion or Chinese culture and language in general.  Thank you all for your support over the last few years. 

(Apologies for some of the departments who were recipients of an email that had an incorrect attachment earlier this week.)



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