Dr. Zhiyuan Chen

Language(s) taught:Spanish and Chinese
Teaching/Research:Theoretic & Applied Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Literatures, Anthropology, Economics
Degrees/Certifications:PhD, Philosophy (1995) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, USA
MA, Philosophy (1988) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, USA
MA, Anthropologic Linguistics (1982) National Anthropologic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
Post-Bachelor, Spanish (1982) National University of Mexico (Colegio Nacional de México)
BA, English language (1985) National Cultural Administration Institute, Beijing, China
BA, Spanish language (1966) Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China
Academic achievement:

Academic research fields: Spanish, Chinese, English, Theoretic and Applied Linguistics, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economy Academic achievement

Academic publications Books: 15 Articles in scholarly journals: 12 Book chapters 4 Abstracts: 17 Book Review: 7 Electronic publications 15 CD 3 Art works 2

Academic Conferences: 1995-2014 65

Papers presented at academic conferences: 59

Membership in Professional Organizations: 17

Honors and Awards 21

Courses taught: All levels of Spanish, Chinese, English including upper levels courses such as Phonetics, Phonology, Literatures, Grammars, Compositions, Reading, Conversation, Advanced Grammar and Composition, Advanced Conversation, Translation Theory and Practice, Literatures, Syntax, FL Methodology, Academic Research, Cultural Studies, Economy, Business Languages, Social Studies, General Linguistics, Generative Linguistics, Comparative Grammar, etc. of the three languages in USA, Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico and China.

Study Abroad:Director of study abroad programs for different universities: Language & Cultural Studies in Mexico (5 times), Language & Cultural Studies in China (12 times) International Studies Programs in China (5 times) International Business Studies Programs in China (2 times) Administration Studies Program at graduate level (1 time) Service Learning Program in China (2 times)

Personal Bio:Humble and dedicated life way
Publications/Presentations:Books published: 4 text books, 2 translations of novels, 2 in cultural studies, 3 in linguistics theory, 2 dictionaries, 2 on education. Academic Lectures: In the last 20 years or so, each year giving at least 5 academic lectures in different countries of the world in average.

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-2932 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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