March 16, 2015

Board of Directors

Jasmine Tang (李公燕)
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.
Yu Li, PhD (李煜)
Yu Li is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Program in Linguistics at Emory University. She received her BA in English Language and Literature and MA in Linguistics from Peking University, and PhD in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Emory, she teaches Chinese language, Chinese socio-cultural linguistics, interdisciplinary courses on the Chinese writing system and calligraphy, and general phonetics and phonology. Her research interests include Chinese language pedagogy, Chinese linguistics, language and culture interface, and the use of technology in language teaching.
Daan Pan, PhD (潘大安)
Executive Director
Daan Pan is professor of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Rochester, NY. 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.
Yea-Fen Chen, PhD (陳雅芬)
Indiana University, Bloomington
Madeline Chu, PhD (陳曼麗)
Chair of Membership
Kalamazoo College
Kai Li (李恺)
Oberlin College
Wendan Li, PhD (李文丹)
Professor Wendan Li teaches in the Department of Asian Studies at 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.
Bertrand Mao (毛戎)
Sino-American Cultural Society
Carl A. Robertson, PhD (任望远)
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.
Harrison Tu (屠新時)
Naropa University of Colorado
John S. C. Wang (王純傑)
John Wang (Wang Shun-Chieh, style name “Tsuay-Ren”) teaches calligraphy at Smithsonian Associate, several private and public schools in DC metropolitan area, and at his 159 Art Studio located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He began calligraphy study with his father at age six, and started winning awards by twelve. At twenty-one, he became interested in Chinese seal carving and began training in this art, which complements calligraphy. While calligraphy and seal carving were always his preoccupation, Wang studied earth sciences at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei and Japanese language at Takushoku University in Tokyo. In 1980 Wang settled in the Washington D.C. area where he is recognized as a master calligrapher and seal carver.
Li-hua Ying, PhD (嬴莉华)
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.
Suzy Shen Zien (錢沈三)
Chair of Fundraising
Walter Johnson High School, Maryland