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Academic Accomplishments



  • Publications

  • Books

    A Study Comparing the Writing Skills of Chinese and American College Students. 266 pages. 2009. Harbin: Heilongjiang Education Publisher.

    Small Business Management. 1992. Trans. Youxin Hu & Jiyi Sun, eds., Associate Editor and translator. Harbin, China: Heilongjiang Publishing Company.

    Articles/Chapters

    “An exploration in Teaching Chinese business.” 2015. 国际汉语教学与文化. Selected papers from the 13th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. Inner Mongolia: Inner Mongolia University Press, China. pp 25-32.

    “Classroom Strategies for Improving Character Retention in Beginning Chinese Language Learners.” 2014. 国际汉语教学与文化. Selected papers from the 12th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy, Harbin: Heilongjiang Publisher.

    “A Comparative Grammar Course for Native Chinese College Students.” 2011. Published by Chinese Language Education Forum of California.

    “Negative Auxiliary in Chinese Imperatives.” 2008. Selected papers from the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, 903-912.

    “Chinese Mandarin.” 2003. The Business Translator. Dawn Montague, ed. Hong Kong: ASpatore, Inc., pp. 107-112.

  • Conference Presentations

  • “The patterns of discourse organization in Chinese and English Essays” presented at 47th IFLTA, Indianapolis, November 5, 2015.

    “An exploration in Teaching Chinese business” presented at the 13th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy, Hohhot Inner Mongolia, China, 2015.

    “The Practice of Conducting a Summer Study Class in China” presented at 46th IFLTA, Indianapolis, November 8, 2014.

    “Classroom Strategies for Improving Character Retention in Beginning Chinese Language Learners” presented at the 12th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy, Harbin, China, June 28, 2014.

    “Communication Style Differences between Chinese and American Cultures” presented at 45th IFLTA, Indianapolis, October 19, 2013.

    “Naming and Addressing in China: Forms and Changes” presented at 44th IFLTA, Indianapolis, November 2, 2012.

    “How to Teach Chinese Verb Complements” presented at IFLTA, Indianapolis, October 28, 2011.

    “The Use of Third Person Pronouns in Chinese” presented at Indiana Foreign Language annual conference, November 7, 2010.

    “A Model program for Teaching Chinese Language and Culture.” The 7th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese. The Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York, South Orange, NJ, 2009.

    “An Effective Way of Teaching Chinese Pre-nominal Modifiers.” Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association Conference, Indianapolis, November 2008.

    “Negative Auxiliary in Chinese Imperative.” The 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, The Ohio State University, 2008.

    “English Loanwords in Mandarin Chinese: A Phonetic Study.” Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association Conference, Indianapolis, November 2007.

    “The Use of Comparative Linguistic Strategies in Teaching Chinese to Beginners.” The 15th Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, Princeton University, NJ, April 2007.

    “Composing Strategies in English and in Chinese.” College English Association National Conference, Indianapolis, 2005.

  • Funded Grants

  • Chinese Language & Culture Club grant. $500.00. Confucius Institute at IUPUI, 2016.

    Aspire grant. $400.00. College of sciences and Humanities, Ball State University, 2015.

    Dean’s Supplemental Fund grant. $230.00. College of sciences and Humanities, Ball State University, 2014.

    Chinese Language & Culture Club grant. $600.00. Confucius Institute at IUPUI, 2013.

    Chinese program research grant. $300.00. Department of Eastern Asian Languages, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2008.

    Research Grant. $400.00 Research Department. Ball State University, 1995.