Hong Zhang

Hong Zhang

Instructor of Asian and Asian American Studies
Chair of the Asia Scholarship Committee

Master of Music in Voice Performance, Binghamton University

Office: LS G625
Phone: 777-3028
Email: hzhang@binghamton.edu

Areas of Study and Interest

Language Pedagogy
Business Chinese
Chinese through Song
Chinese Music and Culture
Vocal Pedagogy

Recent Courses

Advanced Chinese I & II
Singing Chinese
Business Chinese

Selected Publications

Cultural Chinese: Readings in Art, Literature, and History, co-authored with Zu-yan Chen. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2012.

“Developing Language Proficiency through Singing,” Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S. (2010), 98-101.

Recitation for Confucius’s Analects: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Culture. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2010.

Poetry recitation for Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advance Reader of Chinese Language and Literature. Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2007.

Chinese Through Song, co-authored with Zu-yan Chen, and Robert Daly. Binghamton: Global Publicatins, 2001.


Outstanding Contribution in Chinese Language Education, Chinese Language Teachers Association, 2012.
Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009.

Lectures, Recitals, and Workshops

Lecture-Recital on "Chinese Ethnic Groups and Their Songs" (conducted at Nankai University, York University, University of Toronto, United States Navy Academy, Portland State University, University of Michigan, West Michigan University, Alfred University, Elmira College, Purdue University, and SUNY College of Optometry).

Workshop on "Teaching Chinese through Song" (conducted at the University of Virginia, Zhejiang University, Nankai University, National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts, Chinese Language Teachers Association-Greater New York, National Chinese Language Conference, York University, Kennesaw University, Portland State University, and the University at Buffalo).

Current Professional Activities

  • Director, Song of Silk, a Chinese performance group of Binghamton University, 2005-present.
  • Performance Coordinator, the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University, 2009-present.
  • Chair, Asia Scholarship Committee, Binghamton University, 2009-present.

Last Updated: 2/24/15