Group of students in Beijing


The PiB student body consists of anyone who is 18 years of age or older, who has had at least one year of Chinese language learning experience.  Approximately 170-180 students partake in the summer program each year.  178 students attended the PiB 2016 program.  PiB students range from undergraduate and graduate students to working professionals, all from different countries and cultural backgrounds.


The faculty includes instructors from Princeton University and other American universities. The American faculty teaches together with faculty from universities in China, producing an overall student-teacher ratio of generally less than 2.5:1.  The following are Lead Instructors in charge of the different levels of Chinese courses we are offering in summer 2016:

2nd Year Lead Instructor Gong Wei (龚微): Lecturer, Princeton University, M.A. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

3rdYear Lead Instructor Liu Jincheng (刘锦城): Lecturer, Princeton University. M.A. Beijing Normal University.

3rd Year Heritage Track Lead Instructor  Shutan Dong (董澍潭): Lecturer, Princeton University. M.Ed., Beijing Language and Culture University.

4th Year Lead Instructor Lu Xiang (吕翔): Lecturer, Princeton University. M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

5th Year Lead Instructor Huang Luanfeng (黄鸾凤): Lecturer, Princeton University. M.A. Beijing Normal University.

Princeton in Beijing is grateful for the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation in launching this program.

Main Contacts


Chih-ping Chou (周质平): Professor and Director of Chinese Language Program, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University. Ph.D., Indiana University.

Program Manager

Henry Zhao (赵扬): M.A., Beijing Normal University. B.A., Michigan State University.