Alumnus David Moser weighs in on debate over Mark Zuckerberg's Chinese

David Moser PhD '96, Asian Languages & Cultures

David Moser

PhD '96, Asian Languages & Cultures

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg speaking Chinese: Foolish or brave?

by Jaime A. FlorCruz, CNN, November 3, 2014

David Moser, a veteran sinologist and a long-time Beijing resident, explained why Chinese is so daunting.

’Those who undertake to study the language for any other reason than the sheer joy of it will always be frustrated by the abysmal ratio of effort to effect, he wrote in a paper when he was at the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies.