Spanish Studies La Mateada Event
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Classical Studies Translating Virgil's Georgics with Kristina Chew
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macaron Sept 2014



Wenchi Chang

Adjunct Professor

Wenchi Chang has an M.A. in Chinese and a B.A. in Chinese Literature.  She has taught at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Monterey Institute of International Studies, UC Davis and National Taiwan Normal University.  She holds two Certificates of Training Program for teachers of Chinese as a foreign language.  She teaches elementary to advanced Chinese language and Chinese literature. 

Tel:(415) 422-2215

Zhiqiang Li

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the coordinator of the Chinese language program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. His research interests include phonetics, phonology and
 Chinese linguistics.


Wan Liu

Adjunct Professor

Wan Liu received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.  She specializes in Chinese poetry, literary culture of the Tang and Song periods, gender and women. Among her favorite subjects of teaching are also the relations among painting, calligraphy, and poetry.

Tel:(415) 422-6080

Stephen Roddy


Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, received his Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and specializes in the fiction and other prose genres of 18th and 19th century China and Japan.

Tel:415 422 2918

Josephine Tsao

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, has an M.A. in Chinese from San Francisco State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also teaches Chinese at San Francisco State University and the City College of San Francisco.


Wei Yang

Assistant Professor

Wei Yang received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literature from Yale University. She teaches and researches broadly in Chinese cinema in a global context, with special interests in film genre, spatiality, transnational practice, and the intersection between China and Hollywood. She is currently completing a book manuscript on film space in contemporary Chinese cinema.