Horng-Yi Lee

Associate Professor of Chinese
Department of Modern Languages

Deihl 109
562.907.4200, ext. 4384

Academic History

B.A. National Chengchi University
M.A., University of Southern California
PhD. University of Southern California


Professor Horng-Yi Lee's teaching interests are Chinese language, beginning to advanced; business Chinese; Chinese literature, classical and modern; as well as films and literature. 

Lee has taught as an adjunct lecturer here at Whittier College since 2003. Before coming to Whittier, she taught at Pomona College; California State University, Los Angeles; Pasadena City College, as well as at the University of Southern California.

Selected Publications

  • Lee, Horng-Yi. (2020). Linguistic Politeness in the Chinese Language and Culture. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 10(1), pp. 1-9.
  • Lee, Horng-Yi. (2014). Inquiry-Based Teaching in Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 5(6), pp. 1236-1244.
  • Lee, Horng-Yi. (2014). 现代汉语词缀的发展:质变与量变 (Qualitative and Quantitative Changes in Modern Chinese Affixes).  Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association, 49 (2), pp. 75-99.
  • Lee, Horng-Yi. (2013). 扩展视野和个人化的大学教育(Broadening Vision and the Individualized College Education in the US). The Educator, April, pp. 72-76. 
  • Lee, Horng-Yi. (2002). Chinese 1-2-3: A Textbook for Elementary Mandarin Chinese.  Los Angeles: Evergreen Publishing.  446 pp.  ISBN: 0-939083-92-2
  • Lee, Horng-Yi. (2003). Chinese 1-2-3: Workbook. Los Angeles: Evergreen. 175 pp.  ISBN: 1-932259-05-8