Kylie Hsu, Ph.D.

Kylie Hsu
College of Arts and Letters
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Office Location: KH A3033
Phone: 323-343-4275 Email:


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.

Educational Background:
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.

Research and Teaching:
Dr. Hsu's research interests include the contemporary usage and the historical development of language and the sociocultural aspect of language learning. She teaches Chinese language, linguistics, translation, civilization, culture, and language for special purposes such as business and newspaper Chinese. She also teaches sociolinguistics such as language diversity in urban America, and contrastive analysis of Chinese and English grammatical structures. In addition, she has developed online learning materials through the support of numerous grants.