Yu Feng

Yu FengProfessor of Chinese
Director of the Chinese Language Program
Director of the Master of Arts Program in Teaching Chinese

Research Expertise

Instruction 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

Degrees

Renmin University of China, PhD
Renmin University of China, MA

Select Publications

China Issues 2007. Feng, Yu (co-editor in chief with Shengli Feng). First ed. Beijing: Higher Education Press, 2007.

Understanding the People and the World. Feng, Yu (first author), Shengli Feng. First ed. Beijing: China Higher Education Press, 2007.

On the Present and Past. First ed. Feng, Yu, Shengli Feng. Beijing: China Higher Education Press, 2007.

Close the Deal: Advanced Chinese for Creative and Productive Business. Feng, Yu (first author). First (second print with slight update will come soon) ed. Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2006. 

Pop Chinese, A Cheng & Tsui Handbook for Contemporary Colloquial Chinese. Feng, Yu (First Author). First and second (2007) ed. Boston: The Cheng & Tsui Company, 2005.

Chinese Maxims. Feng, Yu (second author) with Dafei Gong (First author). first edition, third print ed. Beijing: Sinolingua, 2004.

A Learners' Handbook of Modern Chinese Written Expressions. Feng, Yu. First ed. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2000.

The Four Political Treatises of the Yellow Emperor. Feng, Yu (second author) and Leo S. Chang (first author).First ed. Honolulu: Hawaii University Press, 1998.

Zhonghua Chuantong Wenhua Daguan (A Concise Encyclopedia of Chinese Cultural Heritage). Feng, Yu (First author). First Edition ed. Beijing: China Grand Encyclopedia Press, 1993.

Tian Yu Ren [Heaven and Man]. Feng, Yu. First ed. Chongqing: Chongqing Publishing House, 1990.

Selected Readings from Famous Chinese Philosophers with Annotations and English Translation, Volume 1. Jun, Shi, Yu Feng, Xiang Shiling eds. General Editor Shi Jun, People’s University of China Press, Beijing, 1988.

Awards/Fellowships

CLTA SIG Award on Content-Based Chinese Instruction (2017 - 2018)
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)

Select Courses Taught

CHIN 10a: Beginning Chinese I
CHIN 20b: Continuing Chinese
CHIN 105a: Advanced Conversation and Composition I
CHIN 105b Advanced Conversation and Composition II
CHIN 106b: Business Chinese and 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)

Affiliated Departments/Programs

East Asian Studies
Religious Studies
Teaching Chinese (at the College Level)

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