Zhang Jie (English name, Hannah) is this year’s visiting instructor from Beijing Normal University (BNU). As part of the three-way agreement between Oberlin College, Shansi and BNU she is a visiting instructor in Chinese for the East Asian Studies Department this year under the guidance and mentoring of Chinese Language faculty members Qiusha Ma, Fang Liu and Kai Li. About Oberlin, Jie writes, “I’m really lucky to have this great opportunity to work and study here.” She received her Bachelors in Chinese language and literature from Qingdao University, in Shandong Province, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Beijing Normal University. Jie, a native of Shanxi, is well-aware of the history of Oberlin Shansi in her home-province. She hopes that as a Chinese teacher here at Oberlin she can introduce more people to Chinese culture, while at the same time immersing herself in Oberlin’s multicultural atmosphere. It’s not uncommon to see Jie tutoring students in Shansi House on the weekends, or conducting additional dialogue classes for advanced Chinese language students in the evenings. Even though her teaching schedule is packed, she is squeezing in an Oberlin College TESOL Class for her own language improvement.