International Scholars 2019-2020
Dr. Yongmei Wu
Meet Dr. Yongmei Wu, a visiting professor in the fields of gender studies, population aging, modern advertising, mass media and popular culture in East Asia. Yongmei will be here at BSU for the full 2018-19 academic year. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Hong Kong in 2001. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, the University of Hong Kong (2010-2013). And currently she is Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, the University of Hong Kong. Previously she taught at the Beijing Center for Japanese Studies in Beijing Foreign Studies University (1994-2010). She is also a part-time professor at the Department of Japanese Studies in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wu’s research interest focuses on cross-cultural and interdisciplinary investigations of gender, family and marriage, popular culture, advertising/film/TV and consumer culture, ideology and social problems in contemporary China and Japan. Her major publications include, Graphic Images and Consumer Culture: Analysis of Modern Advertising Culture in China (The University of Hong Kong Press, 2014); The Care of the Elderly in Japan (RoutledgeCurzon /Routledge Press, 2004/2009); Japanese Movies (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2011); “Selling Modernity: Housewives as Portrayed in Yufenpai (Calendar Posters) and Magazine Advertisements in Shanghai of the 1920s and 1930s”（Brill, 2013）; “Japanese Sub-culture and Gender in China: The Viewpoints of Japan of the 1980s Generation” (NHK Books, 2010); “Japanese Popular Culture in China: The view of Japan of the Chinese 1980s Generation” (Shandong People’s Press, 2010), and “Why the Myth of Li Xianglan was Re-produced?”(Publisher of the Magazine of Film Art, 2010), etc.
|Ms. Huifang Zhao
Huifang Zhao, a visiting scholar in the field of modern Chinese literature and
magazine studies. Huifang will stay here at BSU for the full 2019-2020 academic
year. She obtained her Master of Literature at Beijing Language and Culture
University. She is a professor and master’s guide in Huaibei Normal University.
She was a Visiting Scholar in the School of Humanities at Zhongshan University
(2002-2003). She was invited to visit and write by the Universities Service
Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. She has
been conferred the honor of naming as a visiting researcher at the Bingxin
Literature Museum (in Fuzhou, China). She mainly teaches Modern Chinese
Literature and Mandarin. She established the Students Volunteer Rural Education
Society, leading students to teach in rural primary schools around Huaibei city
every Wednesday afternoon, compulsory teaching, donation of clothing and
stationery. Her major teaching and research interest include modern Chinese
literature, magazine(1900-1950), rural education, etc. Her major
publications include Deep Expansion of the Object
Scope of Contemporary Female Literature Research: On the “Marginalized” Female
Creation in Late Qing Dynasty and Republican Period (Academics, 2016),
On Bing Xin's Speech on Literature and Writing (Chinese Modern Literature
Research Series, 2015), The Writing Strategy of Maintaining Cultural
Differences: On the Significance of Ethnic Identity in Shen Congwen's Creation
(Literary Review Series,
2013), Research on Shen Congwen and His Wife’s Creations in the View of Ecological Criticism (Guangming Daily
Press, 2015), etc.
Ms. Tianying Fu
Ms. Tianying Fu, a visiting scholar in the field of Teaching English to
Speakers of Other Languages and Translation Studies. Ms. Fu will stay at BSU from
September 2019 to February 2020. She graduated from Beijing Normal University
with a Master’s degree in English Chinese Translation Studies. She has been
working in the School of Foreign Languages and Communication Studies in Beijing
Jiaotong University for 19years, and mainly teaches non-English majors two
courses: College English and English-Chinese Translation Practice.
Her major teaching and research interest includes second language acquisition,
linguistics and translation studies. She is currently working on a project
granted by the National Social Science Fund of China: Study on the Language
Ability Development of Preschool Children and Its Influencing Factors in the
Urbanization process (Jun. 2017 – Jun. 2020). Her major publications include: Comparison and Contrast between the
Scientific Approach and the Artistic Approach in Translation Studies. In
Jiang Xueqing & Jin Tiezhu, (Ed.) Culture,
Language, Teaching, Practice (pp. 432-437). Beijing Jiaotong University
Press; Fu Tianying. (2015). Essential
College English (Teachers’ Book 4, 2nd edition). Peking University Press; Fu
Tianying. (2013). Essential College English
(Students’ Book 4, 2nd edition). Peking University Press; Fu Tianying. (2012). Appreciating English Films - Viewing,
Listening and Speaking of 21st Century College New English.
Fudan University Press; Fu Tianying. (2011).
Nucleus College English Reading and Writing Course. Shanghai Jiaotong
University Press; Fu Tianying. (2009). College
English 1, 2, 3. Beijing Jiaotong University Press; Fu Tianying. (2005). College English Grammar Standardized Course.
Beijing Jiaotong University Press. Her recent translated works include: Fu
Tianying. (2015). Retrospect and Prospect
on China's Rural Reform in the Past 30 Years. Canadian Academy of Oriental
and Occidental Culture; Fu Tianying. (2007). The Wicked Wit of Jane Austin (by Dominique Enright). Oriental
Publishing House, P. R. China.
Mr. Puyu San, a visiting scholar in the field of statistics. Puyu will stay at
BSU for the Spring 2020 semester, and he is teaching Math 110 Elementary
Statistics and other math courses. Mr. San really enjoys teaching and being
involved to develop new entry-level statistics courses at BSU. Puyu was a data
analyst (2010 – 2013), and his work experience aroused his interest to pursue a
master's degree in statistics and data science. Puyu obtained his Master of Science
degree in Statistics at Arizona State University under the supervision of Dr.
Mark Reiser in 2017. His master thesis is bootstrap confidence intervals for
the location of quadratic curves, and this work was presented at Joint
Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Chicago, 2016. Mr. San’s research interests are
in the field of longitudinal data analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, mixed
models, and big data. During his graduate career, he was an instructor aide at
Arizona State University (2014 - 2016), and assisted the instructor in the
classroom with teaching and answering students’ various questions from brief
calculus, business calculus to elementary statistics courses.
Dr. Ala Naser
Meet Dr. Ala M. Naser a visiting Professor in the field of
Music, Ala will be here at BSU for spring 2019-2020 academic years. He obtained
his Ph.D from Helwan University (2004) from Egypt, MA from University
Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (1996) from Lebanon, and BA from Yarmouk University
(1993) from Jordan. Currently he is Associate Professor of Music Yarmouk
University in Jordan. Previously he worked as Associate Dean for Quality
Control Faculty of Fine Arts, Yarmouk University, Assistance Dean of Faculty of
Fine Arts, Yarmouk University, Supervisor of student activities, AL Al-Bayt
University, Jordan. Supervisor of student activities, Al-Isra University,
Jordan, (2007-2009) Assistance Professor of Music, Jordan Academy of Music,
Jordan. (2008-2009) lecturer of Music, Part- time, one course, Music Education,
Petra University, Jordan. (2007-2008) Music Teacher, part-time, Pre-Kg2 private
school, Jordan. (2005-2007) Al-Isra University, Assistance Dean of Students
Affairs, full-time, and lecturer of
Music Education, Part- time, one course, Music Education, (3 hours per
week), Jordan.(2004-2005) Music Teacher, Future American School, Egypt.
(2003-2004) Music Teacher, Muscat Private School, Muscat, Oman. (2002- 2003)
Music Teacher, Hay AL Shrouq Private School, Sur, Oman.(1996-2000) Music
Supervisor, Deanship of Student Affairs, AL Al-Bayt University. Jordan.
(1999-1999) Composer, Jordan TV, Composing music for a Jordanian television
series, Amman, Jordan. (1993-1993) Music Supervisor, Al-Isra University,