Teaching Interests

Chinese Civilization, Chinese Language, Classical Chinese Literature,

Early Modern Chinese Fiction, Chinese Drama, Women’s Writings

East Asian Thoughts, Buddhism, Confucianism

Teaching Experience

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

  • East Asian Studies and Anthropology:

Teaching Assistant, Culture, Illness, and Healing in Asia, Spring 2017

  • Religious Studies:

Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, Buddhist Tradition, Fall 2016/Spring 2015

  • Chinese Literature and Culture:

Teaching Assistant, Chinese Civilization, Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant and Subsection Teacher, Early and Imperial Chinese Literature, Fall 2014/2015

  • Chinese Language:

Teaching Assistant and Subsection Teacher, First Level Modern Chinese, Spring 2014/Fall 2013/Spring 2013/Fall 2011/Spring 2011

Teaching Assistant, Fourth Level Modern Chinese, Fall 2010

Fudan University, WashU Study Abroad Program, Shanghai

  • Chinese Language:

Lecturer, Second Level Modern Chinese, Summer 2010

King’s College, Language Enhancement Program, Hong Kong

  • Chinese Language:

Lecturer, Mandarin Chinese for Heritage (Cantonese) Speakers, Fall 2008

Sample Syllabi (click for pdf)

Introduction to Chinese Civilization

Chinese Strange Writing: From Ghosts Stories to Scientific Fantasies

Introduction to Traditional Literary Chinese (Taught in Chinese)

East Asian Buddhism: Worshipping the Bodhisattva of Compassion

Teaching Evaluation

My teaching evaluations have been consistently positive. I have included below a sample of written evaluations from former students.

From Chinese Language Courses:

  • I liked that she wrote what topics we were covering on the board each week. She spoke really clearly and could explain questions very well. Her English also seemed like it was really good, so on the rare occasion that she did need to use English words to explain something, it was easy to understand. I liked that she made recitation section more creative and conversational, so it seemed more natural.
  • She was always very kind and positive and made the class environment fun and positive and kept us talking (which was the main point of subsection).
  • I thought that she made Chinese very fun for the entire class, but we still learned a lot.

From Courses on literature, cultures, and religions:

  • She was always happy and willing to listen to each student’s interpretation of the stories we read.
  • Very knowledgeable about topics covered; could effectively take over for the instructor if needed.
  • Held a very good professional demeanor when leading the class. Clear instruction and communication with class.

Sample sets of student evaluations can be found here.