Cornelius C. Kubler is Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams College where he chaired the Department of Asian Studies for many years. He is concurrently Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an, China. He previously directed the Department of Asian and African Languages at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department where he trained diplomats in Chinese and other languages. He served as Principal of the American Institute in Taiwan's Chinese Language & Area Studies School for six years and has directed Chinese language teacher training programs in the U.S., mainland China and Taiwan. He has been active in test development and has authored or coauthored 31 books and over 60 articles on Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics. He lives and teaches in Williamstown, Massachusetts.