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237 Carpenter Hall

Mingda Sun

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chinese


  • Chinese Languages
  • Chinese Studies
  • Languages and Cultures


  • Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • M.A., University of Alabama

Selected Courses

CHIN 101: Beginning Chinese
CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 230: Chinese through Extensive Read
CHIN 302: Advanced Chinese


Mingda Sun was born and raised in a city in northeastern China, and she earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in second language teaching at the University of Alabama. She also acquired the certificate of Middle Chinese Teacher in 2012. Mingda has taught Mandarin for years, and she believes that her role as a teacher affects not only her students’ academic development but also their socio-cultural perceptions. Mingda is deeply honored to join the Earlham team devoted to establishing student-centered classrooms. Because Mandarin is spoken so widely in the world, she wishes to contribute her energy and enthusiasm to helping her students to use the language properly in diverse social and cultural settings.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.