Qiuyan Tang

Senior Lecturer in Chinese

Specialized 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.


  • B.A., Nanjing Normal University
  • M.A., Fudan University