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Loe China Studies Center

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Loe China Studies Center

The James and Margaret Tseng Loe China Studies Center Fund promotes cross-cultural understanding and cooperation between traditional Chinese culture and American constitutional democracy and technology. This cooperation, further strengthened by the vital principles of Christianity throughout human history - peace, caring and faith - will serve as a foundation for world peace and well being of mankind.


With deep gratitude, the China Studies Center Fund is dedicated to the memory of Professor James Loe and Mrs. Margaret Tseng Loe for bestowing upon and instilling in their five daughters the great national heritage of America and of China. They taught their daughters the American ideals of freedom, equality, and democracy. They also passed on to their daughters the basic Chinese values of the four cardinal moral principles: 
Along with the eight basic ethical virtues:
They led their daughters to understand that the foundation of true peace - within oneself or among nations - rests not in the power of conquering others, but in the conquering of one's self through these basic ideals and values. 



James Loe, Professor,
Diplomat, Nanchang,
Jiangxi Province, China,
Sept. 10, 1900-Nov. 24, 1951


Margaret Tseng Loe,
Poet, Nanchang,
Jiangxi Province, China,
Dec.31, 1900-Feb.14, 1939


Center Highlights

  • About the Center

    The James and Margaret Tseng Loe China Studies Center and the China Studies Program at Saint Vincent College provide students with the opportunity to study the Chinese language and culture in a campus setting, on study tours to China and in study abroad programs. A number of competitive scholarships are available to students who wish to expand their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture by traveling abroad.

  • Programs

    Chinese History and Language Courses Offered at Saint Vincent College:
    HI 108 Traditional East Asian Societies
    HI 109 Modern East Asian Societies
    HI 208 Modern China
    HI 209 Issues in Contemporary East Asia
    HI 270 The Rise of Chinese Civilization
    HI 274 China and Japan in Fiction and Film
    CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I
    CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II
    CHI 203 Intermediate Chinese I
    CHI 204 Intermediate Chinese II
    CHI 305 Advanced Chinese Conversation I
    CHI 306 Reading Chinese
    CHI 307 Advanced Chinese Conversation II
    CHI 310 Chinese Literature in Translation
    CHI 311 Selected Readings in Chinese
    CHI 320 Topics in Chinese Language, Civilization or Literature
    **Course descriptions available under Tools section.

    Study Abroad Opportunities Offered at Saint Vincent College
    Saint Vincent College students are encouraged to expand their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture by traveling abroad. The following competitive scholarship programs have been established to assist students with study abroad expenses.

    The A.J. Palumbo Student Research Endowment was established in 1996 to promote exemplary scholarship and academic achievement. Grant funding supports student-initiated learning and discovery in the arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences, and professional programs.

    The Elizabeth and Tom Andreoli Traveling Scholar Endowment was established to make awards to support special educational opportunities that will broaden students' horizons and deepen their experience beyond the formal classroom setting.

    China Scholarship Opportunities Offered at Saint Vincent College:
    The Rev. Gregory Schramm, O.S.B. and James and Margaret Tseng Loe Friendship Memorial Scholarship was established to be used toward tuition and room and board at Saint Vincent College. 

  • People

    Administration & Faculty

    Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B.
    Saint Vincent College

    Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B.
    Saint Vincent College

    Doreen M. Blandino, Ph.D.
    Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages
    Professor of French and Spanish
    Saint Vincent College

    H. K. Chang, Ph.D.
    Former President
    City University of Hong Kong

    Veronica Ent, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor and Chair of Education
    Saint Vincent College

    Tina Phillips Johnson, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of History
    Director of the China Studies Program
    Saint Vincent College

    Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., Ph.D.
    Dean of the School of Humanities and Fine Arts
    Professor of History
    Saint Vincent College

    Nicholas Koss
    Distinguished Professor
    Peking University and Fu Jen University

    Daniel W. Piccuta II
    Retired Foreign Policy Advisor & Launch Director of the Pacific Outreach

    Gary M. Quinlivan, Ph.D.
    Dean of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government
    Professor of Economics
    Saint Vincent College

    John Smetanka, Ph.D.
    Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Saint Vincent College

    Tingting Guo, Ph.D.
    Hanban Visiting Professor of Chinese (2011-12)
    Saint Vincent College 

Contact Us

Loe China Studies Center

Phone: 724-805-2343