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Modern Languages and Literatures

Ying Wu

Professor Ying Wu celebrates with her students who won third prize at the Midwest Chinese Speech Contest. Professor Ying Wu celebrates with her students who won third prize at the Midwest Chinese Speech Contest.

Assistant Professor of Chinese 

 Areas of Specialization

Sociolinguistics; Chinese Linguistics; Business Chinese; Chinese Literature in translation and Culture



PhD Applied Linguistics, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University

MA Chinese Linguistics, Department of Chinese Language and Culture,
Beijing Normal University

BA English Language and Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Shaanxi Normal University

Courses taught

CHIN210/212 Intermediate Chinese

CHIN 312 Chinese Oral and Written Proficiency 

ASIA/CHIN 313 Business Chinese 

ASIA/CHIN 230 East Asian Lit in Translation

ASIA/CHIN 333 Chinese Cinema 

ASIA/CHIN 260 Intro to Chinese Culture in English 

ASIA/CHIN 251 Intro to Chinese literature 


Hong, W., A. Fukada, Y. Wu, B. Li, & J. Li. NPCR-SE (A Speak Everywhere oral practice package for New Practical Chinese Reader). Purdue University Center for Technology-Enhanced Language Learning and Instruction (TELL), 2012. 

Selected Conference Presentations

Chinese L1 greetings in different situations.”  ACTFL, Philadelphia, PA, November 2012.

“How do L2 learners of Chinese say ‘good bye’?”  The First Maryland International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language, University of Maryland (College Park, MD), November 2012.

“Games in teaching Chinese as second foreign language college classroom.” CIVU & CIP (Chinese Immersion Program) Textbook Training Workshop, Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN), November 2012.

“Teach Chinese greetings in intermediate-low CFL classroom.”  Pragmatics Festival, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), April 2012.  

“Greeting strategies: L2 learners of Chinese at different proficiency levels.”  Third International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics, University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), April 2012.

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue University, 2013