Tiao-Guan Huang's research and teaching interests include Chinese grammar, grammar pedagogy, pragmatics, semantics, learning, and teaching strategies and curriculum design. Huang, who is a visiting assistant professor of Chinese, previously taught Chinese at Indiana University and Middlebury Summer School and had various teaching experiences in Taiwan. She received her master's and doctorate in teaching Chinese as a second or foreign language from the National Taiwan University in Taiwan.
Zhuoyi Wang's research interest is in Chinese film history. His teaching interests include Chinese history, film, literature and language. He is the author of Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Wang has taught at various institutions, including the Summer Chinese School at Middlebury College, the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Kenyon College and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. He received his doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Washington at Seattle.
A native of Suzhou, China, Yunjing Xu received her bacehlor's and master's degrees at Beijing Foreign Studies University. She moved to the U.S. in 2007 and studied at Washington University in Saint Louis, where she received her doctorate in Chinese and comparative literature with a graduate certificate in women, gender and sexuality studies. Xu's main research interests include late imperial Chinese literature, cultural exchanges between China and Europe in the early modern era, Catholic Church history in China and gender studies. She teaches introductory courses in Chinese language and society, Chinese literature and classical Chinese language.
Xi Chen has taught Chinese in several intensive programs, including the Associated Colleges in China and Mississippi in Beijing at Minzu University of China. She’s also taught at Princeton in Beijing at Beijing Normal University. During Chen’s degree course, she worked as an intern teacher in the International Department at Beijing Yucai School for one semester. She received her B.A. in Chinese language and literature and M.A. in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages from Capital Normal University.
Ya Ching Hsu worked at several intensive language programs, including Associated Colleges in China and MTC and as a Chinese teacher at a high school in France. She received her master’s degree in teaching Chinese as a second language from National Taiwan Normal University and holds a certification in teaching Chinese as a second language from the Ministry of Education.
Yan Li specializes in teaching Chinese to adult learners. She has taught Chinese in multiple intensive programs, including ACC, UVA, and Washington and Lee. Li also worked with the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai for two years, and that experience led her to focus on modern Chinese society rather than only the language. She received her bachelor's degree and master's degree in teaching Chinese as a second language.
Lu Wang received a bachelor’s degree in Chinese linguistics literature and master's degree in linguistics and applied linguistics. Wang is a teaching tellow in the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department. Wang worked as a Chinese instructor for five years with Associated Colleges in China.
Lian Xue received a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and literature from Beijing Second Foreign Language University. Before working for Hamilton’s Associated Colleges in China program for five years, Xue was a senior high school teacher for three years.
Huili Zhang received her bachelor's degree from Minzu University of China and now is a candidate there for a master’s degree in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages. She taught Chinese in Thailand for two years and worked as a part-time teacher for a year at the College of International Education at Minzu University.