Who We Are

Dr. Jianguo Chen

Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Delaware, Director of the Chinese Program, Director of MA Program in Technical Chinese Translation, and also Director of US Department of State’s NSLIY Summer Institute in China. Jianguo Chen received his Ph.D. in Chinese and Comparative Literary Studies from the University of California at Davis. His research interests include Chinese Cultural Studies, Chinese Film Studies, translation, contemporary Chinese society, modern Chinese literature, the 20th-century Chinese fiction, Comparative Literature and Theory. Jianguo Chen authored and co-authored several books including The Aesthetics of the Beyond: Phantasm, Nostalgia, and Literary Practice in Contemporary China (the University of Delaware Press, 2009) and Teaching and Learning Chinese: Issues and Perspectives (New Age Information, Inc., 2010). He is the Contributing Editor of Encyclopedia of Modern China (Thomson Gale, 2009). He has published many chapters in books including Images of Robin Hood; Aspects of Diaspora: Studies on North American Chinese Writers; Literature as Cultural Memory; and Teaching and Learning Chinese: Issues and Perspectives. In addition, Jianguo Chen also published many peer review journal articles in the leading scholarly journals such as Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature Studies, American Journal of Chinese Studies, Tamkiang Review, Chinese Culture, and Social Sciences. He also wrote dozens book reviews and reviewed many manuscripts for scholarly presses and journals. Among the many honors and grants he received were the federal grants from the US Department of State, a total of more than $1.5 million, and university research grants from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao

Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao is a professor from the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Xiamen University, China. She has over 20 years of experience in language- and culture-related research, teaching and projects. Her expertise lies in interpreting – both in spoken and in signed modes, as well as Linguistics. As co-director of UDCI, she hopes to reach out to the local community so they may better understand China. Together with her colleagues she’d like to build bridges that will transcend any differences we might have.

Ms. Carrie Fang
Program Coordinator

Ms. Fang manages programs, personnel, accounting and public relations at the Confucius Institute at UD. Ms. Fang specializes in education program management with more than ten years of experience in the field. She once served as the Vice Principal for Tucson Chinese School in Tucson, Arizona and now is the Principal of Delaware’s Chun Hui Chinese School. She is an alumna of the University of Delaware (MBA), the University of Arizona (MA in Library Science), and Tianjin University in China.

Ms. Kuangbin Zoe Fan
Assistant Program Coordinator

Ms. Fan manages administrative activities in support of operation for the Confucius Institute at UD, organizes Chinese cultural activities and manages Confucius Institute Library. She taught Chinese at Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security to high school students. She has also been teaching Adult Chinese class at Chinese school of Delaware. She is an alumna of Virginia Commonwealth University (MS in Sociology) and Xiamen University, China (BA in Journalism).

Mrs. Shaorong Lin
Chinese Teacher

Ms. Lin is a professor of English Language and Literature. She received her MA from Fujian Normal University of China and her research interest is second language phonological acquisition. She is now teaching Chinese and in charge of organizing Chinese culture activities at Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security.
Ms. Lan Sophia Bai
Chinese Teacher
Ms. Kezhen Kelsie Yang
Chinese Teacher

Ms. Yang received her MA in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. She has been Chinese teacher at Yannawite Wittayakom School, Bangkok, Thailand for one year. She won the “Excellent Chinese Volunteer Teacher” award from Hanban for her service in Thailand in 2012.  She taught overseas students Chinese at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China from 2012 to 2013. Ms. Yang now teaches Chinese and is in charge of organizing Chinese culture activities at Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE.  She is a professional dancer specialized in Chinese ethnic dances and has passed the 13th level (highest level) national accreditation on Chinese folk dance in China.
Mr. Guoqi Kevin Kang
Chinese Teacher

Mr. Kang received his  master degree in Linguistics and Applied linguistics from Xiamen University ,China on 2011 .From 2009 to 2011 he  taught the undergraduate students at Mae Fah Luang University  in Thailand as a Chinese teacher. He also taught the oversea students in SunYat-Sen University for a year. He organized and taught the Summer Camp  for student from Thailand  and South African at Xiamen University.

Mr. Ji Wu
Chinese Teacher

Mr. Wu is teaching Chinese language at UD. He is a professional Chinese language teacher. He had taught Chinese for one year in Cambodia. He taught students from Thailand, Japan and South Africa Chinese in Xiamen University China for 5 months as a full time Chinese teacher before he joined the Confucius Institute at UD. He is an alumni of Wuhan University (MA in Teaching Chinese as a second language and BA in Chinese language and literature).

Ms. Jinzhi Liu
Chinese Teacher

Ms. Shuai Wang
Chinese Teacher

Ms. Yan Wang
Chinese Teacher

Ms. Qingxin Xu
Chinese Teacher

Ms. Lu Liu
Chinese Teacher

Ms. Xinqin Liu
Chinese Teacher

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