Lecturer Spotlight

Unlocking Chinese Marvels: Insights, Inspiration, and the Heartbeat of Language with Our Visiting Lecturers

Are you ready to be captivated by the magic that unfolds when passion meets pedagogy?  The Chinese Language Program (CLP) at UBC is excited to welcome the recent arrival of two dynamic visiting lecturers—Wen-Hui Chen and Ting-Hsuan Chang. As the academic curtain rises, we have the honor of unraveling the tales of dedication and innovation […]




Learning a Foreign Language with a Little Help from the Local Community

Reposted from: Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology How the Department of Asian Studies transformed its undergraduate Chinese language program Learning a foreign language is a great way to discover a different way to think, view and describe the world around us. But what is the point of studying if you cannot verbally interact with […]




2019-2020 Killam Teaching Prize Winners – Qian Wang

May 4, 2020 The Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce that five faculty members have been awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for 2019-2020. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Qian Wang, Asian Studies   Qian Wang is the Director of the […]




2020 Lecturer of the Year: Li-jung Lee

Since joining the Department of Asian Studies as a visiting lecturer in 2018, Li-jung Lee has taught a wide variety of non-heritage and heritage Chinese Language courses, but makes her home teaching 100-level non-heritage and lower-level heritage courses. In her short time here, Li-jung’s enthusiasm for teaching and her contributions to both the curriculum and […]




2019 Lecturers of the Year – Maorong Cheng

October 8, 2019 Each year, the Department singles out two individuals who have demonstrated teaching excellence, taken new risks in their pedagogy, and/or otherwise distinguished themselves in their service to the Department. It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Clayton Ashton and Dr. Maoreng Cheng as our 2018/19 Lecturers of The Year. Maorong […]




2018 Lecturers of the Year – Xueshun Liu

September 18, 2018 Asian Languages account for more than half of the enrollments every year in Asian Studies, and the bulk of the hard work that goes into teaching all the different languages in our department is borne by our large and highly credentialed pool of Lecturers. As a way of encouraging and rewarding excellence […]




Meet our Visiting Lecturers: Tsai Ying-hua, Lee Li-jung, and Lee An-yi

At UBC Chinese Language Program, faculty members are more than just lecturers. They play a mentor role in students’ university life to become successful in future career.  This term, we introduce you to three amazing instructors, Tsai Ying-hua, Lee Li-jung, and Lee An-yi. They have been teaching at UBC for two years and are loved […]




Past Lecturers of Year

2017 Lin, Chien-ju

2016 Xinxin Wu

2015 Anyi, Lee

2014 Robert Chen