Jiani Lian

Jiani Lian
Senior Language Lecturer of Chinese
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Jiani Lian is a Senior Language Lecturer of Chinese at NYU Shanghai. She received her MA in Chinese from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Jiani worked for the Chinese language program of UMass Amherst from 2013-2015 and also for other language programs in China as a language instructor, such as the UVa in Shanghai program and the Alliance of Global Education in Beijing. At NYU Shanghai, she has taught across all levels with a specialization on Intermediate level (heritage and non-heritage) instruction and Classical Chinese.



  • MA, Chinese
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research Interests

  • Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Classical Chinese
  • Classical Chinese Literature


Courses Taught

  • Classical Chinese I
  • Classical Chinese II
  • Elementary Chinese I
  • Elementary Chinese I - FoS1
  • Elementary Chinese II
  • Intermediate Chinese I
  • Intermediate Chinese for Advanced Beginners
  • Intermediate Chinese II