About the Author
Yun Xiao is Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics at Bryant University. She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics. Her research interests are second language acquisition and pedagogy, Chinese syntax and discourse analysis, and Chinese teacher education.
Faye Hui Xiao is Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Kansas. Her special areas of interest include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, popular culture, film studies, and gender studies.
Ying Wang is a Visiting Instructor of Chinese at Wheaton College. She obtained her M.A. from the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Beijing University. Her areas of interest include classical Chinese literature, the history of Chinese writing, and the development, simplification, and standardization of Chinese characters.
Wenjie Liu holds a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature and an M.A. in Sociology from Nanjing University, China. She received a second M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests are in classical Chinese prose, late-Ming literature, and teaching Chinese as a second language.