About me

I was born and raised in Wuhu, a beautiful city by the Yangtze River in Southeastern China.

​I studied Chinese Language in my undergraduate program at Fudan University. I then started my graduate study in Chinese Philology at Fudan but gradually found myself more interested in generative linguistics, which led to my decision to come to the US.

​My first stop in America was the Linguistics Department at the University of Kansas, where I finished an MA. Working towards my PhD at UCLA Linguistics, I am mostly interested in comparative syntax of Sinitic languages.

​Outside of linguistics, I am passionate about soccer and I follow AC Milan. I scored an equalizer but lost a penalty kick in the shoot-out in the final of The 2008 Graduation Cup at Fudan.

​You can contact me at zchen0306@ucla.edu