Chinese Department



Alexei K. Ditter 迪磊

Chair, Associate Professor of Chinese and Humanities (on leave Spring 2019)

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Medieval and Late Imperial Chinese literature

Jing Jiang 姜靖

Associate Professor of Chinese and Humanities

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Modern Chinese literature and film.

Hyong G. Rhew 柳亨奎

Professor of Chinese (on sabbatical 2018-19)

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Classical Chinese literature, Chinese literary theory, Chinese intellectual history, Korean literature.

Li Wei 魏勵

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

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Late Imperial Chinese Literature and Religion.

Charles Q. Wu 吳千之 (Emeritus)

Modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese-Western comparative literature, pre-Qin Chinese philosophy, modern Chinese language.

Language Scholar

In addition to the above faculty, another important member of the Chinese department is the language scholar, who lives with students in the Chinese House, leads weekly "conversation classes" in the first- and second-year language classes, and provides cultural expertise in planning activities. The language scholar is also available to meet with students for additional conversation and help with coursework as needed.

Li Yuanyuan imageLi Yuanyuan 励媛媛

Li Yuanyuan is a graduate student at East China Normal University majoring in linguistics and applied linguistics. She received her BA in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from ECNU as well.

Li previously interned at Shanghai American School as a teacher assistant and participated in Oregon International Internship Program from Sept.2015 to Jan.2016. Also, she taught Chinese at International College of Chinese Studies in ECNU for one semester. Her research interests range from second language acquisition to intercultural communication. What's more, she is aimed at promoting greater understanding of complex issues in contemporary China.