Chinese Faculty

Chinese Faculty

Yu Lei - Instructor of Chinese


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 - 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).