Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 119
Departments/ProgramsEast Asian Studies
German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
DegreesRenmin University of China, Ph.D.
Renmin University of China, M.A.
ExpertiseInstruction of modern Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese pedagogy, classical Chinese language, traditional Chinese and oriental philosophy (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism), comparative ideas, and Chinese cultural heritage as a whole.
ProfileSince fall 2007, I have been leading Brandeis Chinese Language Program to ensure our students to enjoy the best expereince of Chinese language learning and to reach true advanced level in four years or less. I have established and redesigned a full range of Chinese courses equal or surpass those offered by the top universities of the United States. Brandeis University is now the only university in the North America to offer two graduate programs of Chinese language instruction.
Besides Chinese language instruction, I am also teaching Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism for Religious Studies.
|CHIN||10a||Beginning Chinese I|
|CHIN||105a||Advanced Conversation and Composition I|
|CHIN||105b||Advanced Conversation and Composition II|
|CHIN||106b||Business Chinese and Culture|
|CHIN||120a||Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature: Advanced Chinese Language|
|CHIN||130b||China on Film: The Changes of Chinese Culture|
|CHIN||140a||Yin Yu Tang Documents, Decoding the Late Qing and Early Republic Writings (I)|
|CHIN||201a||Chinese Pedagogy I|
|CHIN||202b||Chinese Pedagogy II|
|CHIN||211a||Chinese Practicum I|
|CHIN||212b||Chinese Practicum II|
|REL||151a||The Buddha: His Life and Teachings|
|REL||161a||Chinese Religion and Thought: Understanding Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism)|
Awards and Honors
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund for Faculty Research and Creative Projects (2012)
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2007)
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2006)
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2005)
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2004)
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2003)
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2002)
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2001)
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2000)
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (1999)
Y.T, Fork National Awards for Young Professors (China) (1992)
China National Award for Exchange Scholars (1991)
Indian Government Scholarship for Cultural Exchange (1988)
Feng, Yu and Qingyu Yang. The Implementation of Computerized Chinese Character Input in North American Classrooms. June 2013. Beijing: Commercial Press of China, 2016.
Feng, Yu and Wei, Jian, Jiang, Mingbao. On the Cultural and Overall Knowledge Training for Chinese Language Instructors, Analysis the Results of a Special Test. Diss. BLCU Publishing House, June 2013. 2016.
Feng, Yu. "Two Suggestions for Teaching Advanced Chinese for Western Learners." Newsletter of International Society for Chinese Language Teaching 2. 4(8) (2011): 28-30.
Feng, Yu. "Popularization and Enhancement, an overview of Chinese-language instruction overseas." Sino-American Culture and Society 2009. 4 (Winter) (2009): 85-87.
Feng, Yu (co-editor in chief with Shengli Feng). China Issues 2007. First ed. Beijing: Higher Education Press, 2007.
Feng, Yu (first author), Shengli Feng. Understanding the People and the World. First ed. Beijing: China Higher Education Press, 2007.
Feng, Yu, Shengli Feng. On the Present and Past. First ed. Beijing: China Higher Education Press, 2007.
Feng, Yu (first author). Close the Deal, Advanced Chinese for Creative and Productive Business. First (second print with slight update will come soon) ed. Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2006.
Feng, Yu (First Author). Pop Chinese, A Cheng & Tsui Handbook for Contemporary Colloquial Chinese. First and second (2007) ed. Boston: The Cheng & Tsui Company, 2005.
Feng, Yu (second author) with Dafei Gong (First author). Chinese Maxims. first edition, third print ed. Beijing: Sinolingua, 2004.
Feng, Yu. A Learners' Handbook of Modern Chinese Written Expressions. First ed. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2000.
Feng, Yu (second author) and Leo S. Chang (first author). The Four Politcal Treatises of the Yellow Emperor. First ed. Honolulu: Hawaii University Press, 1998.
Feng, Yu (First author). Zhonghua Chuantong Wenhua Daguan (A Concise Encyclopedia of Chinese Cultural Heritage). First Edition ed. Beijing: China Grand Encyclopedia Press, 1993.
Feng, Yu. Tian Yu Ren [Heaven and Man]. First ed. Chongqing: Chongqing Publishing House, 1990.