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Skidmore College
World Languages and Literatures
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Cathy Silber

Cathy Silber

Teaching Professor of Chinese

Office: Palamountain 429
Phone: (518) 580-5227

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., University of Iowa (Phi Beta Kappa)

Teaching Interests

  • Chinese language (Mandarin) at all levels
  • Chinese literature/culture in English translation
  • Intercultural communication
  • Translation workshops
  • Traditional and modern fiction
  • Classical poetry
  • Early thought

Research Interests

  • Intercultural communication
  • Nüshu (the Chinese women's script literacy and literature)
  • Cultural heritage and tourism
  • Literary translation