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Tiger Profile: Neil Kubler

Updated: Feb 2, 2021

Cornelius (Neil) C. Kubler (顧百里), Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Williams College

Neil founded and for many years chaired the Department of Asian Studies at Williams College. Previously he was Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese Language Training Supervisor and Chair of the Department of Asian & African Languages at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, and served for 6 years as Director of the AIT Chinese Language & Area Studies School in Taipei. He was American Co-Director of Hopkins-Nanjing Center 2014-2016, and has directed intensive Chinese language training programs in the U.S., China, and Taiwan. Neil has been active in Chinese language test development and is author or coauthor of over 60 articles and 32 books on Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics. He taught at the Middlebury’s Chinese Summer Program in 2007 and 2008, and hopes to return to Middlebury this summer as a student -- as a student for the first time since he studied under Chinese School Director Helen Lin in 1973. This summer he will head to Middlebury to tackle Korean.

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