Larry and Qin Herzberg

Larry Herzberg and Qin Herzberg, a married couple, are professors of Chinese language and culture at Calvin College in Michigan. They travel to China every year, both with students and without, and have been featured travel experts on MSNBC and other outlets. Qin and Larry live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are also co-authors of Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar: A Student’s Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors (Stone Bridge Press, 2011) and Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings: With Observations on Culture and Language (Stone Bridge Press, 2012).


Larry Herzberg did his PhD work in Chinese and founded the Chinese language programs at Albion College and Calvin College; he is also a professional violinist. In 2011 Larry was awarded the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, the highest honor that Calvin College bestows on a faculty member.

Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing Normal University, has taught Chinese for decades and has been an upper-level Chinese professor at Calvin College for more than ten years.

Titles by Author

Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings

Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings

by Larry and Qin Herzberg

A collection of 600 proverbs in Chinese and English, capturing the enduring wisdom of China, for travelers and language students.

Speak and Read Chinese

Speak and Read Chinese

by Larry and Qin Herzberg

A handy supplement to studying characters in class or independently that teaches useful tricks for remembering words and tones.

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar

by Larry and Qin Herzberg

Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!

Speak and Read Japanese

Speak and Read Japanese

by Larry and Qin Herzberg

A handy supplement for learning 300 of the most common Japanese words, works with any textbook!

China Smart

China Smart

by Larry and Qin Herzberg

Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China.

China Survival Guide

China Survival Guide

by Larry and Qin Herzberg

This updated edition of the best-selling travel guide to China is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.

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