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Languages, Cultures and Literatures


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Sylvia (Shubin) Li, EdD

Adj. Asst. Professor, Chinese
(619) 260-2398

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: Jan. 25-May 9: M/W/F, 1:20-2:20; M/W, 4:00-5:00

Shubin Li, Ed.D., is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker from Beijing. She has more than 20 years of language teaching experience at higher education in China, England and the USA. Working as a Chinese editor and translator in the past has also added valuable experience to her language background. In the past couple of years, she had opportunities of substituting tenured faculty professors at SDSU and UCSD, teaching Chinese to classes at intermediate level and advanced business Chinese level.

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Mei Yang, PhD

Director and Asst. Professor of Chinese
(619) 260-4062

Office: Founders 140

Office Hours: Jan. 25-May 9: M/F, 11:15-12:15; W, 4:00-5:00; F, 2:30-4:30

Mei Yang teaches courses on Chinese language, literature and film. Her research areas include intellectual history, literary and cinematic realism, nationalism, civil agency, and the relationship between ideology and representation. As a scholar she seeks to contribute to our understanding of the past and present of China, and our contemporary world, through the study of art, literature and other social mediums. Prior to joining the faculty at USD, she coordinated language teaching in the Defense Language Institute (DLI), Monterey, CA, as a team leader and a technology specialist, and was awarded “Provost Team Teaching Excellence.” Also, she was a member of the faculty senate and Research Board while working in the University of Mississippi.

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