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Meng Wang

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Contact Information

OFFICE: Preston 202
About Dr. Meng Wang
    • 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
    • Chinese culture
    • Asian films
    • 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)
    • Modern Language Association (MLA)