M.A.,Chinese Language and Literature, Nankai University
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Purdue University
All levels of Mandarin language, as well as courses in Chinese literature
Asian Cultures and Topics in Asian Studies courses, including Chinese Food Cultures and Asian Films
Distance-learning courses in Mandarin and Topics in Asian Studies
Chinese as a foreign language pedagogy
Chinese literature in translation
late-imperial Chinese vernacular literatures
Dr. Meng is working on the English translation of a late imperial Chinese fiction entitled "Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan"
We strongly encourage our students to study abroad, with semester, summer, or faculty-led opportunities.
Our students have earned Critical Language and Gilman scholarships for study abroad.
Our students have conducted research on sociolinguistic topics, as well as aspects of Asian language, culture, and literature.
East Tennessee University World Literature Forum , East Tennessee University, Nov., 2021 “Prostitution and Pre-modern Chinese Literature”
2016 National Chinese Language Conference, Hilton, Chicago, April 2016 “Teaching Popular Culture in Learning Community Courses”
Invited talk, Lake Forest College, Chicago, Nov. 2015 “The Portrayal of Chinese Nationalism in American Dream in China”
Invited talk, Lake Forest College, Chicago, Nov. 2015 “Courtesan Literature in China”
Chinese Studies Colloquium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Nov. 19, 2015 “Secularizing Utopia in Late Imperial China”
2014 CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, Oct. 24-26, 2014 “Using Chinese Supernatural Stories in Intermediate Chinese Course”
The 2012 CIVU & CIP (Chinese Immersion Program) Textbook Training Workshop, Valparaiso University, Indiana, November 2-4, 2012 “Chinese 200 Level Class Activities Design”
Nankai Premodern Chinese Literature Forum, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2008 “Eavesdropping Women in A Dream of Red Mansions”
Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA)
Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)