ASSCE Board of Directors

LI, Huiwen (李惠文), Ed.D, PRESIDENT 

Dr. Li holds an M.Ed. in education management, an M.A. in psychology in education, and Ed.D. in educational leadership. He works as the Head Teacher and Assistant Director at Cleveland State University. Dr. Li has training and experiences in the fields of curriculum development, course teaching, teacher training, psychological counseling, program management, and journal editing. He is the founder and chief editor of the Journal of CLTMT. Since 2012 Dr. Li has been teaching Chinese calligraphy culture and skills to American students. He wrote a book with two co-authors, Chinese Calligraphy and Culture, which was published by MSL Academic Endeavors in 2018. His current research focuses on teacher development stages, Five-Stage Teacher Training Model, teacher competency, culture shock and adaptation, and teaching strategy. Email:


Daan Pan holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Rochester, NY. He is professor of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Specializing in cross-cultural and interartistic comparative studies, he has published on Chinese poetry, painting, calligraphy, garden, gastronomic culture and emotional healing. His teaching experience spans more than three decades across cultures. Dr. Pan served as the ASSCE President 2006-2008 and as the ASSCE Executive Director 2014-2018. Email:



ASSCE President ????-????. Li-hua Ying is an associate professor of Chinese language and literature at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where she teaches a wide range of courses on Chinese culture, including Chinese Calligraphy. Among her publications are "Negotiating with the Past: The Art of Calligraphy in Post-Mao China," “Vital Margins: Frontier Poetics and Landscape of Ethnic Identity,” and Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature. Email:

CHEN, Yea-Fen, (陳雅芬), Ph.D, MEMBER

Ph. D. in Foreign Language Education from the Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB). Director of the Chinese Flagship Center and the Flagship Chinese Institute at IUB. Dr. Chen has been teaching Mandarin Chinese since 1989. She co-authored Chaoyue: Advancing in Chinese: A Textbook for Intermediate to Preadvanced Students, Integrated Chinese Level 1, Crossing Paths: Living and Learning in China, and Shifting Tides: Culture in Contemporary in China. She also co-edited Reflecting upon the Future of Chinese Language Pedagogy, and Perspectives on Chinese Language and Culture. Her research interests include foreign language pedagogy, foreign language learning strategies, second language acquisition, heritage language learners, technology assisted learning/teaching, and distance learning/teaching. She has been an AP Chinese Course and Exam consultant for the College Board since 2006. She was the coordinator of the Chinese Program and the Asian Studies Certificate Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining IU. She also served as the executive director of the Chinese Language Teachers Association US 2009-2014 and executive director of the Calligraphy Education Group 2004-2008. Email:


Kalamazoo College



LI, Kai (李恺), MEMBER

Oberlin College



LI, Wendan (李文丹), Ph.D, MEMBER

Professor of Chinese language and linguistics, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her PhD is in linguistics from University of Alberta, Canada. Specializing in Chinese linguistics and language pedagogy, she has published on Chinese discourse analysis, syntax-semantics interface, Chinese writing and calligraphy. Her teaching experience spans more than three decades across cultures. Dr. Li served as the ASSCE President 2005-2006. Email:



Dr. Li earned her M.A. in linguistics from Peking University and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is an assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University. Before joining LMU, she was a Senior Lecturer in Chinese studies, East Asian studies, and linguistics at Emory University. She taught Chinese language, Chinese socio-cultural linguistics, interdisciplinary courses on the Chinese writing system and calligraphy, and general phonetics and phonology. Professor Li's recent research focuses on the visual and social semiotics of the Chinese writing system. She is currently working on an interdisciplinary study of the Chinese script and on integrating linguistic-landscape research in the teaching of Chinese as a second language. Dr. Li served as the ASSCE president 2014-2016. Email:

MAO, Bertrand (毛戎), MEMBER

Artist at Sino-American Cultural Society. Bertrand Mao has been practicing Chinese calligraphy and painting for over sixty years. His work consists of the traditional Chinese art forms of Shan-Shui painting, Chinese calligraphy, and the Four Gentlemen of Chinese brush painting – the plum blossom, chrysanthemum, bamboo, and orchid. Email:



Associate Professor of Chinese at Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, where he has taught for 14 years. PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Oregon, MA in Chinese Literature from Washington University-in-St. Louis. Research interests include Late Imperial Fiction, Lyric Theory, Religion and Literature and Language Pedagogy. Email:

SUN, Diana Yiqing (孙怡清), MEMBER

Ms. Sun earned a BA degree in English Language and Literature from Capital Normal University (China) and a Master Degree in Education from St. Louis University. She is a Senior Lecturer and Co-director of Study Abroad Program in China and the Chinese House Program at the Global Village at University of Vermont. Ms. Sun teaches Chinese language and culture courses to multiple level students and has been incorporating hard pen calligraphy into her language teaching consistently. Her outstanding performance earned her the University of Vermont Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006. In addition to teaching, Ms. Sun also conducts academic research. She co-authored a textbook entitled “Practical Rhythmic Chinese” and made numerous conference presentations. Previously, Ms. Sun taught English and Chinese language courses in China, and taught Chinese language at Washington University in St. Louis and the Chinese Summer School at Middlebury College (as the head instructor). Email:

TANG, Jasmine (李公燕), MEMBER

Professor Jasmine Tang has been active in the field of Chinese Language Education for 29 years. She holds degrees in both Psychology and Chinese Education. Among her many accomplishments, she has established two language programs (including SUNY-Geneseo), authored several textbooks and received a number of teaching awards. Prof. Tang served at the ASSCE President 2016-2018. Email:


TU, Harrison Xinshi (屠新時), MEMBER

Visiting professor of  The Naropa University in  Boulder teaching Traditional Chinese Calligraphy. As a devoted artist, Harrison Xinshi Tu has created numerous works of calligraphy, many of which have been selected for exhibition in the United States, Japan, Korea and China.  In these, and other international exhibitions, Mr. Tu has consistently received high recognition and strong reviews. His two calligraphy artworks were the permanent collection and  exhibited in Denver Art Museum from 1999-2012.  In April 2016,  The Museum had permanent collection 3 new artworks of Mr. Tu again and being exhibit now since Feb. 2017. Mr. Tu is a devoted proponent of exchange and mutual understanding between the East and West. Since 1994, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese American Post. Mr. Tu also authored several books. He served as the ASSCE President 2010-2014. Email:

WU, Fengtao (吴凤涛), ABD, MEMBER

ABD in Chinese Linguistics and an ACTFL certified OPI Tester. He is teaching Professor at Washington University in St. Louis teaching Chinese language and Chinese calligraphy. His “Third Level Modern Chinese II” was identified as one of the top 10 courses in the national study of Chinese courses conducted by the Educational Policy improvement Center (EPIC) in 2007, and he earned the “James E. McLeod Faculty Recognition Award” by Arts & Sciences of Washington University in 2009. Prof. Wu is also the Co-editor of “Grammar Made Easy”. Email: