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Na Wu, Ph.D.

Sessional Instructor of Chinese

  • Biography

    Born and educated in China, Na Wu has over twenty years of teaching and researching experience in both English and Chinese language in higher  educational institutes in China, Britain, and Canada. With a number of publications, she has expressed her interest and insight in academic fields ranging from language learning and teaching to literary criticism and cultural studies. Her latest publications of Reinscribing Her Stories in Chinese Contemporary  History:Decoding Goddess out of Battlefields in UK's Women's History Magazine and On Chinese-Canadians' Double Cultural Existence: Decoding Double Happiness in China articulated her sensitivity to the cultural existence of Chinese in different social contexts. She is currently teaching Introductory , Intermediate and Advanced level Chinese courses at TWU. Her students have participated in Mandarin speech and singing contests organized by the Confucius Institute in Vancouver.Along with winning several awards in local competitions, TWU students represented Canada at the finals hosted in China.

     

  • Education

    Ph.D. (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies,Guangzhou, China)

    MA ( Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China)

    BA ( Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China)

     

     

  • Recent Publications

    Exertion and Inspiration of Cultural Communications in TCSL Classes, Canadian TCSL Association Magazine ( web), Canada, pp.66-70, 2012.

    Constructing Cultural Dialogues in TCSL Classroom, Canadian TCSL Association Magazine (web), Canada, pp.68-74, 2008.

    On Chinese Canadians' Double Cultural Existence - Reading Double Happiness, Cultural Studies Magazine, China, (2008), Issue 9, pp.254-261.

    Reinscribing Her Stories in Chinese Contemporary History, Women's History Magazine (2004), UK, Issue 47, pp.10-15.

    Beyond the Celebration of Hybridity - Reading Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey, Rereading America: Changes and Challenges, Reardon Publishing, UK, March 2004, pp.235-239.

  • Memberships & Affiliations

    Chair of the National Database Committee of Canadian Association of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

    Northshore Mandarin Pacific Church

     

  • Courses Taught at TWU

    CHIN 101 - Introductory Chinese Language and Culture I

    CHIN 102 - Introductory Chinese Language and Culture II

    CHIN 201 - Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I

    CHIN 202 - Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II

    CHIN 301 - Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture III

    CHIN 302 - Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture IV

    CHIN 401 - Advanced Chinese Language and Culture I

     

     

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department or Program:

World Languages and Cultures
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