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 150-170 students partake in the summer program each year. PiB admitted 170 students in 2014. PiB students range from undergraduate and graduate students to working professionals, all from different countries and cultural backgrounds.
Chih-ping Chou (周质平): Professor and Director of Chinese Language Program, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University. Ph.D., Indiana University.
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 2014:
2nd Year Lead Instructor Wei Gong (龚薇): Lecturer, Princeton University (beginning Fall 2014), currently at University of North Carolina. M.A., Chinese University of Hong Kong.
3rd Year Lead Instructor Tao Peng (彭涛): Lecturer, Princeton University. M.Ed., Beijing Language and Culture University.
3rd Year Heritage Track Lead Instructor Shutan Dong (董澍潭): Lecturer, Princeton University, previously at Harvard University. M.Ed., Beijing Language and Culture University.
4th Year Lead Instructor Jianfei Chen (陈剑飞): Lecturer, Princeton University. Ph.D., Indiana University.
5th Year Lead Instructor Yongtao Zhang (张永涛): Lecturer, Princeton University. Ph.D., Communication University of China.
Jenny Yu (余捷): M.A., South China Normal University. B.A., University of California - San Diego. Study abroad experience in Cambridge University, UK; American University in Paris, France; Peking University, China; Shanghai Jiaotong University, China.