Chinese Faculty

Chinese Section Faculty

Yu Lei

Instructor of Chinese

Yu Lei
Office: Miller Hall 122B
Phone: 360-650-3923

Ph.D., Beijing Language and Culture University

Dr. Lei's research interest is in Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogical Grammar of Chinese. She has taught Chinese language courses at all levels


Li Wang

Instructor of Chinese

Office: Miller Hall 122B
Phone: 360-650-7966


Julian Siyuan Wu 

Assistant Professor of Chinese

Julian Wu
Office: Miller Hall 217B
Phone: 360-650-6122

Ph.D., Arizona State University

Research Interest: Dramatic and performing literature of the late imperial period; vernacular short stories of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing; book history and print culture of the Ming and Qing; Chinese woodblock illustration, textual and visual culture in late imperial China.


Janet Zhiqun Xing 

Advisor for the Chinese Language Program & Professor of Chinese and Linguistics (1999)

Janet Xing
Office: Miller Hall 218D
Phone: 360-650-3926

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Professor Xing's research interest is in discourse analysis, historical linguistics, semantic change, grammaticalization and pedagogical grammar of Chinese. She teaches linguistics and Chinese language courses at all levels. She is the editor-in-chief for the journal of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL).