East Asian Languages & Cultures
B.A., Nanjing Normal University; M.A., Fudan University
Green Hall 334C
Lecturer in Chinese
Specializing in teaching Chinese as a foreign language; also a translator of literary fiction from English to Chinese.
My academic training began with studies in classical philosophy and literature. I came to Wellesley in 2007. I have been teaching Chinese language courses on 100, 200, and 300 levels. I am interested in theory and methods of language pedagogy.
In my spare time, I translate English-language short stories and novels into Chinese. Two of my translated novels have been published in Taiwan; about ten short stories were published in literary magazines in China.
I enjoy reading contemporary Chinese fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I love photography, cooking, watching movies, playing table tennis, and traveling. My name in Chinese characters is 汤秋妍.