Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Wei Yang Menkus

Program Coordinator

Wei Yang Menkus received her PhD 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. Her teaching interests include Chinese cinemas, East Asian genre films, gender and visual culture, city literature...

Education:

PhD, East Asian Languages and Literature, Yale University

Zhiqiang Li

Professor
(415) 422-2215

Professor Li received his PhD in Linguistics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the coordinator of the Chinese language program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. His research interests include phonetics, phonology and 
Chinese linguistics. In addition to teaching Chinese courses at all levels at USF, Li has been actively involved in promoting Chinese language teaching and testing in the Bay Area. He was invited to speak at the Chinese Language Teachers...

Education:

PhD, Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stephen Roddy

Professor
(415) 422-6080

Stephen Roddy is a professor of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, received his PhD in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and specializes in the fiction and other prose genres of 18th and 19th century China and Japan. His current interests focus on the influences of Chinese fiction on late-Tokugawa writers, and of Meiji-period thinkers on essayists of the late-Qing. He teaches courses in Japanese and Chinese literature, culture, and language. He is also Chair Professor at the...

Education:

PhD, Princeton University

Wei Yang Menkus

Associate Professor

Wei Yang Menkus received her PhD 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. Her teaching interests include Chinese cinemas, East Asian genre films, gender and visual culture, city literature...

Education:

PhD, East Asian Languages and Literature, Yale University

Part-Time Faculty


Wenchi Chang

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5213

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

Wan Liu

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5213

Wan Liu received a PhD 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 the relations among painting, calligraphy, and poetry.

Education:

PhD, Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Yachi Teng

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5213

Yachi Teng received her EdD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of San Francisco in 2009 and her MA in Foreign Language Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She obtained her Mandarin Teaching Certificate from Taiwan, and her Foreign Language Teaching Certificate from Pennsylvania. Her teaching and research interests include Mandarin teaching at all levels, second language acquisition, online/distance language learning, and multimedia language learning.

Education:

University of San Francisco, Doctor of Education, 2009, University of Pennsylvania, Master of Science in Education, 2005, National Tainan Teachers College, Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Literatures Teaching, 2000

Josephine Tsao

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5213

Josephine Tsao has an MA in Chinese from San Francisco State University, and an MA and PhD in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also teaches Chinese at San Francisco State University and the City College of San Francisco.

Contact Info

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Office for: American Sign Language, Chinese, Filipino, and Japanese

Kalmanovitz Hall 333 (415) 422-5213