Faculty Profiles at School of Chinese Studies, Xi'an International Studies University

Head of the School of Chinese Studies, Changyong Meng was born in 1957 and received his B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Shaanxi Normal University in 1982. In 1987, because of his excellent scholarships, he was able to participate in the workshop on modern Chinese literature organized by the Ministry of Education; he became an associate professor of Chinese at XISU in 1992 and was promoted to the rank of full professorship in 1998, advising master candidates in comparative and world literature. Mr. Meng is also the ranking member and deputy director of Chinese Language Instruction Association. He has published numerous scholarly articles on language teaching, pedalogy, and comparative literature. He is also an author of fiction.
Email: hxy@xisu.edu.cn and tel.: 011-86-29-8530-9438 or 011-86-1380-9196647

Director of international students at the School of Chinese Studies, Lina Zhang was born in 1964 and received her B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Peking Normal University in 1986 when she began working at Xi'an International Studies University, mainly in charge of language instruction to international students. In 1992, she was promoted to the rank of lecturer and received the certificate of Chinese teacher issued by the Ministry of Education. During her tenure at XISU, she has been in charge of curriculum revision, syllabus, selection of textbooks, design of language proficiency tests for foreign students. In 1998, she passed the qualifying exam for teachers of Chinese and was sent as language instructor to teach Chinese in Russia for two years. While in Russia, she became the co-author of a set of textbooks for intermediate students. In 2003, she was promoted to the rank of associate professor. Currently, professor Zhang is in charge of language instruction to international students at XISU.

Email: zliina@yahoo.com.cn and tel.: 011-86-29-8530-9431

Born in 1973, Lijuan Tian studied at Shaanxi Normal University from 1990 to 1994 where she received her B.A. degree in Chinese language and literature in 1994. Since then, she has been teaching Chinese to international students at XISU. She has taught such courses as intensive reading, listening comprehension, spoken and oral drills, reading newspaper, survey course to Chinese students on Chinese literature, and university Chinese. She was recognized as a model teacher, model youth teacher, and excellent educator at XISU. She also received her M.A. from the Chinese Department of Shaanxi Normal University where she had spent three years taking advanced courses. In 2003, she was sent to Korea to teach Chinese for one year. She is currently teaching Chinese to international students at the School of Chinese Studies at XISU.

Email: lijuantian@hotmail.com and tel.: 011-86-29-8530-9431

Born in 1971, Zhoukuan Zhao was a graduate of Shaanxi Normal University where, between 1990 and 1997, he received his B.A. and M.A. in Chinese language and literature from the Chinese Department. Since then he has been teaching Chinese at Xi’an International Studies University. From 1999 to 2000, he was also studying Arab at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), and spent the following year perfecting his Arab in Cairo University. In 1999, he became a certified (by Ministry of Education) language teacher and was sent to teach Chinese, between 2003 and 2005, in Dubai Police Department of the United Arab Emirates. He is currently teaching Chinese to international students at the School of Chinese Studies at XISU.

Email: zhao_zhoukuan@yahoo.com.cn or zhoukuan2005@sohu.com and tel.: 011-86-29-8530-9431

Born in 1981, Xiaoou Li studied at Xi'an International Studies University from 1999 to 2006 where she received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English language and literature, and where she is currently teaching English for the School of English Studies. In 2004 summer, she participated Lee Shiu Summer Institute in Lingnan University, Hong Kong. In 2004-05 academic year, she worked as a language instructor for the Chinese Program at the College of Wooster (U.S.A.) through Institute of International Education (IIE) program, with responsibilities ranging from leading pattern drill sessions, grading homeworks and exams, making audio tapes, organizing cultural activities in Chinese Language Suite, to maintaining and creating Chinese webpages. Since her return to XISU, she has been a friend and contact person for Wooster graduates as well as faculty that traveled to China, and will be assisting 2007 Wooster in Xi'an summer program. She is also a certified English tourist guide.

Email: xiaoou100@sohu.com and tel.: 011-86-13992892225

Vice chair and chief administrator of the School of Chinese Studies, Ruihua Zheng was born in 1967. He received his B.A. in English literature from Xi'an International Studies University and his M.A. in education from Hong Kong Open University. In 1989, he began working at XISU and has had since then a distinguished record of administrative services as the School of Tourism, School of Graduates, School of English Studies at XISU and Department of Education Planning and Statistics of Ministry of Education of China. In 2004, he was a visiting scholar on education management at the Asia Pacific School of Economic and Government of Australia National University, and in 2005 he joined the group of scholars sent by the Ministry of Education to visit educational institutions in Australia and New Zealand. In 2006, he visited Algeria with university students’ delegation. The works that he co-authored include Educational Statistics Yearbook of China 2003, New Century Chinese-English Dictionary, and On Ethical Cultivation. Currently, Mr. Zheng is the administrator in the School of Chinese Studies at XISU.


Email address: ruihuazheng@hotmail.com and telephone: 011-86-29-8530-9700

Vice Chair of the School of Chinese Studies, Gencheng Fu was born in 1966 and received her B.A. in 1989 Chinese language instruction to international students from China Northeastern University. In 1997 was sent by the Ministry of Education to teach Chinese at Pakhistan University of language Studies. In 1992, he was promoted to the rank of lecturer and received the certificate of Chinese teacher issued by the Ministry of Education. Currently, professor Fu is in charge of Chinese undergraduate students taking courses in language instruction to international students and language courses taken by foreign students at XISU.

Telephone: 011-86-29-8530-9431 or 011-86-1308-7503027