Davis L. Lee

Associate Professor Emeritus of Chinese and International Affairs

Emeriti Faculty


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Professor Lee received his B.A. from Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University. Before joining the Elliott School in 1968, he served on the faculties of Yale University, the University of Southern California, and summer schools of the NDEA Chinese Institute at San Francisco State and Middlebury College in Vermont. At the Elliott School, Lee offers undergraduate courses on Intensive Basic Chinese, Third-Year Chinese, and Introduction to Chinese Linguistics. He teaches regularly at Chinese Teachers' Workshops sponsored by the Washington Metropolitan Association of Chinese Schools. His principal publications include Proverbs: Some Applications to the Teaching of the Chinese Language; Code-Switching as a Verbal Strategy among Bilingual Chinese; Readings in Chinese Newspapers and Periodicals (1999-2000); and Readings in Chinese Newspapers (2001-2002).

Chinese language and linguistics

Ph.D., Georgetown University