Kylie Hsu, Ph.D.

Kylie Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Letters
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Dr. Kylie Hsu is Emeritus Professor of Chinese and Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the former Director of the Chinese Studies Center at California State University, Los Angeles. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Woman Award, the Outstanding Professor Award, and the most prestigious President’s Distinguished Professor Award, based on her teaching, research, scholarship, and academic and community service and leadership.

Dr. Hsu earned her B.A. in Linguistics (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, her M.A. in Linguistics (Distinction) from California State University, Northridge, and her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (UC System Presidential Fellow) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Hsu's research interests include the contemporary usage and the historical development of language, and the sociocultural aspect of language learning. She has published various research monographs and grammar books, and well over a hundred journal articles, reviews, translations, and creative works. She has also delivered keynotes at national and international conferences, in addition to holding major offices in professional societies.

Dr. Hsu teaches Chinese language, linguistics, translation, civilization, culture, and language for special purposes such as business and newspaper Chinese. She also teaches contrastive analysis of Chinese and English grammatical structures, and sociolinguistics such as language diversity in urban America. In addition, she has developed online learning materials through the support of numerous grants. Over the years, many students have benefited from the Kylie Hsu Endowed Scholarship in Linguistics and Modern Languages that she had established.