Born and raised in China
12 years teaching in Beijing Foreign Studies University (all levels, various Chinese courses)(Beijing China)
2 years teaching in Western Sydney University (Australia)
1 year teaching in Western Washington University (Visiting Scholar in USA)
20 years teaching in BC Canada (UFV 14 years, plus: Uvic, SFU, Langara, KPU)
M.Ed. Language in Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Sydney, Australia.
B.A. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese Dept., Nankai University, China.
Certificate for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, The Credentials Committee of Instructors for teaching Chinese as a foreign language under the Ministry of Education of China
Postgraduate diploma, Comparative cultural and literature, Chinese Cultural Institute
Certificate of Japanese, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Area(s) of expertise
Chinese language and Chinese literature
Chinese Language (all levels)
Chinese Culture and Civilization
Chinese Writing – A Guide to Chinese Essay Writing for Foreigners, Qiao Huifang \& Zhao Jianhua, Beijing University Press, 1995. New edition is in progress.
Biography of Marshall 1943--1945, co-translator, World knowledge Press, China, 1992.
The writing class in Western Washington University, Review of Foreign Writing Theory, Inner Mongolia Education Press, 1992.
The Dictionary of the Characters of The Story of the Stone, co-writer, Guangxi People's Publish Press, China, 1989.