My teaching career began when I was a PhD student. The courses I taught at Rutgers include World Literature, Introduction to World Mythology, Introduction to Short Fiction, Chinese Literature in Translation, Chinese Drama and Performing Arts, and Chinese Cinema.
At the University of Oklahoma, I have developed and taught courses of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Chinese Cinema, Translating Chinese, Learning Chinese through Media, Chinese Myth & Folklore, Intermediate Chinese (I and II), Advanced Chinese (I and II), and Chinese Capstone.
I am committed to nurturing the critical thinking ability of my students through the articulation of what they read, perceive, think, feel, and desire. I value my students’ input and view their ideas as a way to empower students and encourage their self-regulated learning. I also like to listen to the diverse voices from my students and create polyphonic class discussions.
When I became an editor of Chinese Literature Today in Fall 2013 I initiated a CLT Intern Program in order to train OU students to publish their first translations or review essays in the journal. I am particularly proud that many of my students have done translations of varying length or written short book reviews for Chinese Literature Today. To see the growing list of the CLT student contributors, please click here.