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Connie Chin

Manager, East Asian Languages and Cultures
School of Humanities & Sciences
Years at Stanford: 
40 years

What I enjoyed most about my time at Stanford is . . .
The Libraries (especially the East Asia Library). I have been able to satisfy my curiosity on many subjects, and to do research that has been published.

What is your favorite place at Stanford and why?
The Cactus Garden, which is odd and lovely during the spring bloom, and the New Guinea Sculpture Garden, which is unique.

Point of Pride: Tell us briefly about an event projects, program or initiative you were involved with at Stanford that you're most proud of.
Stanford Professor Emeritus Al Dien and I started the alumni/friends newsletter, East Asia Horizons. We also have run the Silk Road evening lecture series for 20 years, with a large community audience. Also, I helped start the Center for Buddhist Studies, doing their office work gratis for the first three years.

Leave your Legacy: What piece of guidance or advice would you give to a new hire to Stanford?
Follow your curiosity. Take advantage of the many academic and artistic events that are free at Stanford.


Submitted by Rosenna Yau on Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 20:30

You are catching up to me! Yet you look so much younger. Did you start working as a teenager?

Three Cheers for C square!

Submitted by Lillian L Lee on Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:05

Congratulations! So glad the University is recognizing/honoring long-timers now -- you've earned it!


Submitted by Franco Errico on Monday, May 15, 2017 - 15:36

Congratulations, Connie! What a great achievement and milestone in your career.

Congratulations Connie

Submitted by Margaret E Fox on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 16:21

Amazing! You must have started when you were a child. Don't think I'll make it to 40 years.


Submitted by Valerie Kiszka on Monday, May 1, 2017 - 08:55

Dear Connie, Congrats on reaching 40 years at Stanford! Valerie