I received both my B.A. in Chinese and my M.A. in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Beijing Normal University. I have also received training in translation and interpretation from China and the U.S. My academic interests include linguistics, Chinese language and script history, cultural history, lexicography, and translation.
Since middle school, I have been dabbling in various foreign languages, and I’m happy that there is still a long way to go. I find nothing more fascinating than the exploration of languages, whether modern or ancient, as they carry with them all the things in the world, and both the spoken and the written word can provide nourishment for a lifetime. In my free time, I enjoy books, movies, music, badminton, Krav Maga, and car rides.
At Reed, I am eager to understand what students learn and how they learn it. I want to create an environment in which everyone interested in the Chinese language and culture can gain useful knowledge and insight, nurture their interest into a lifelong passion and improve their bilingual and bicultural competency. Exploring the Reed campus and Portland at large will also be a delight.