Office of East Asia Initiatives

Want to Improve Your English?

AUM offers English as a Second Language for students and community members needing to improve their English speaking, comprehension and reading skills. 

Office of East Asia Initiatives
Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
107 Administration Building

Previous Exchange Students

Spring 2015 Exchange Students

Exchange Student Rui Li
Exchange Student Xiao Xu Li
Exchange Student Xiangxiang Lu

Fall 2014 Exchange Students

exchange student Chang Xu
exchange student Siyun Lu
exchange student Hanyue Zhang
exchange student Yijun Zhu

exchange student Keyoulin Wu
exchange student Die Zhu

Spring 2014 Exchange Students

shanghai exchange students 2014

Fall 2013 Exchange Students


Fall 2013 Shaghai Exchange Students

Hunan Exchange Students Fall 2013

Previous Visiting Scholars

visiting scholar Biyang

Name: Bigang Hong 
Academic Title: Professor

Education: (1) BA, English and American Literature, Hunan Normal University (2) LLM, International Economic Law, Hunan Normal University (3) PHD, Economics, Hunan University

Work Experience: (1) 1988-1995: Assistant Professor, NO.2 Middle School of Xinning (2) 1995-1999: Assistant Professor, English Dept. of Shaoyang Normal College (3) 1999-2006: Lecturer, Economics and Management Dept. of Shaoyang University (4) 2006-2011:Associate Professor, Economics and Management Dept. of Shaoyang University (5) 2010-present: Professor, Economics and Management Dept. of Shaoyang University

List of academic papers:  (1) The dynamic game analysis of the rent-seeking in the provision of public goods. Journal of Shaoyang University, 2010 (2) Rent-seeking activities in the provision of public goods and the countermeasures. Journal of Pursuit, 2010 (3) The present situation and forecast of the research on rent-seeking theory in China. Statistics and Decision-making, 2009 (4) The Rent-seeking Theory: An analysis of the positive externality of rent-seeking. Shanghai Economic Review, 2008
(Listings are not all-inclusive)

visiting scholar Yan Zhang

Name: Yan Zhang
Academic Title: Associate Professor

Education: Ph. D, History Research Institute of Peking Normal University, 2009; M.A. History School, Peking Normal University, 2006; B.A. Department of History, Northwest Normal University, 1998.

Work Experience: Professor in the School of History and Culture at South China Normal University (currently).

Selected Publications: "Cruse Tablet--Witchcraft in Ancient Greek" Studies in World Religions, ISSN: 1000-4289, Feb. 2010, 179-185"The Application of Anthropological Methods in the Study of History--Take Montaillouas an Example" Historiography Quarterly, ISSN: 1004-0013, Jan. 2010, 66-76. Translation work done in The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. 14, Ch1-5,13 and History of Humanity,Vol. 1-2, parts of Europe.


scholar Qing Wu

Name: Qin Wu
Academic Title: Associate Professor

Education: Doctor of Economics (World Economy), Fudan Univeristy, 2008; Master of Economics (Finance), Fudan University, 2005; Bachelor of Engineering (Automation), Shanghai University,1999.

Work Experience: Customer Service at Guangfa Security Co. from 1999-2002. Accounting Manager at Shenzhen Development Bank from 2002-2007. Teaching Accounting and Economics at Shanghai Business School from 2007-2012. Teaching in the Eastmoney Media and Management School within Fudan Univeristy from 2012- present.

Selected Publications and Research: (1)"Research on the Student-Orientated Three-Dimensional Teaching Resource's Construction and Application: As the Example about the Course of Financial Investment Practice" published by Chinese Adult Education, No.22, 2012. (2)Editor in Chief of "The Course of Financial Investment Practice" published by Tsinghua University Press in June 2012. (3) "The Research on the Profit Model of Financial New Media Communication-Based on the Case Analysis of" which won the research project of Eastmoney Information Co., Ltd. in 2012.

visiting scholar Shangwei Li

Name: Shangwei Li 
Academic Title: Associate Dean 

Education:  Bachelor of Education, Sichuan Normal University (1989); Masters of Education, Education Principles, Sichuan Normal University (2002); Rural Education Training, Beijing Normal University (2008); English Training for Abroad, Sichuan University (2012)

Work Experience: Professor of Education at Yibin University (2002- current), Teacher of Pedagogy/Chinese at Vocational High School in Tingzi Town (1989-1999)

Selected Publications: “Common Pedagogy [C], Beijing Normal University Press, 2010; “On Value of Basic Education [M], Central Literature Press, 2009; “Reflecting the Evaluation of Basic Education in China, Cross Cultural Communication, Quebec in Canada,” (6): 56-59, 2012.

scholar Hongshun Yu
Name: Hongshun Yu
Academic Title: Associate Professor

B.A. in English Language and Literature from Central China Normal University (1996); M.A. in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (2006)

Work Experience:
Part-time lawyer at Hubei Heart and Soul Law Firm (2010-present); Associate Professor at Wuhan Institute of Technology (2006-present); English teacher at Hubei Tourism School (1994-2004)

Selected Publications:
“On the New Development of American Feminism Movement.” Journal of Hubei Radio & Television University, 1, pp.66-67 (2011); “On the Changes of Women’s Political Status from the Example of Hillary Clinton.” Journal of Mongolia Agricultural University (Social Science Edition), 6, pp. 251-252, 258 (2011); “Application of the Length Approach in English Vocabulary Teaching.” Journal of Huaihua University, 12, pp. 73-75 (2011).

visiting scholar Li Ben

Name: Li Ben
Academic Title: Teacher

Education: B.A.  in Chinese Language and Literature from Harbin Normal University (1987)

Work Experience: High School Chinese Teacher at Qiqihar Experimental Middle School (1987-present)

Selected Publications: “No Child Left Behind—Teacher’s Professional Ethics.” Education, 2011 (9): 3-4; “On the Idea of Moral and Profit of Confucius.” Journal of Jinghua, 2011 (11); “Respect and Expectation—The Core of Doing Ideological Work Among Students.” Thesis of Training Course of Backbone Teachers in Heilongjiang Province, 2010.

Hong Wang

Name: Hong Wang
Academic Title: Associate Professor

Education: B.A. in English Language and Literature from Central China Normal University (1996); Master of Laws in International Economic Laws, Central China Normal University (2001); Training for English Teaching Methodology by Chichesiter University, UK (2006); Training for English Testing Method by Beijing Foreign Language University and FLTRP (2011)

Work Experience: Professor of English at Hubei University of Economics (2006-present)

Selected Publications: College English Reading Book II, Shanghai Jiaotong University Press (2011); “Talk-based Communicative Activities in College English Listening and Speaking Classroom Design and Evaluation,” Examination Weekly (2010); “Preliminary Study on Oral English Teaching Associated with Phonetics Teaching,” Collection of Science, education and culture (2008).

Ling Peng previous visiting scholar

Name: Ling Peng

Education: Bachelor in Management Science from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2002); Master of Project Management from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2005); Ph. D. in Management Science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2012).

Work Experience: Full-time Lecturer of Information Management at Hubei University of Economics (2005-present)

Selected Awards: Excellent Teaching Award, Hubei University of Economics (2013); Excellent Class Advisor Award, Hubei University of Economics (2010); Excellent Leader of Labor Union, Hubei University of Economics (2008, 2009); Hubei Province Excellent Bachelor Dissertation Advisor Award (2008).

Zhifeng Dai visiting scholar

Name: Zhifeng Dai
Academic Title: Associate Professor

Education: Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics at Wuhan University (1989); Master of Engineering Science in Computer Application Technology at Wuhan University (2001); Doctor of Engineering Science in Computer Software and Theory at Wuhan University (2007).

Work Experience: Associate Professor and Vice Dean of the School of Information Management at Hubei University of Economics (2007- present); Department Manager of the Information Technology Department at China Life Insurance Co. ltd. Wuhan Branch (1989-2004).

Selected Research: Being engaged in academic researches on data uncertainty and data fusion in WSN, Multi-Agent System, and data mining; undertaken three key projects of Provincial Department of Education as principal investigator

visiting scholar Xiaochun
Name: Xisochun Zuo
Academic Title: Associate Professor

Education: Bachelor's degree from Harbin Normal University (1998); Master's degree from Harbin University (2007); Doctorate degree from Jilin University (2013).

Work Experience: Associate Professor of Chinese at Harbin Finance University in China (present)

Selected Publications: articles and books published on Chinese ancient literature

visiting scholar Jiangxiao Chen
Name: Jiangxiao Chen
Academic Title: Associate Professor

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, Southwest Normal University (1990); Master of Arts, Fine Arts, Southwest Normal University (2005)

Work Experience: 
Associate Professor, Fine Arts Institute, Yuxi Normal University (2002-present); Lecturer, Chongqing No.1 Normal University School (1990-2002)

Selected Publications:
 Flower Clouds, Flower Flying (paintings), Journal of Yuxi Normal University, Jun. 2008. Line Drawing in Traditional Chinese Painting, Journal of Yuxi Normal University, Dec. 2007. Modern Dunhuang Painting, 2006, Kunming: The Nationalities Publishing House of Yunan.

Visiting Scholar Viviana Gomez
Name: Viviana Gomez Mieles
Academic Title: Professor

Education: Bachelor of Commerce and Administration and a specialty in bilingual secretary at the Technical College of Uruguay; Science Degree in English Education, third level from the Institute of Higher Education at the Technical University at Manabi; Master of Education in Social Development from Equator Technological University

Work Experience: Full-time Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters, and Science Education at Technical University at Manabi (1996- currently); Secretary and Project HOPE manager for the Ministry of Health for the province of Manabi (1990- 1994)

Selected Additional Education: "English as a Foreign Language Teacher Training Program for Education Teacher" in Arkansas (2007); "English for Speakers of Other Languages- Teaching Test Knowledge in Ecuador (2012).

Visiting Scholar Rosalyn Cedeno
Name: Rosalyn Cedeno Zambrano
Academic Title: Teacher/Professor

Education: EFL Teacher Certificate (1999); Bachelor of Science in Education, English Specialty (2000); Masters in Teaching and Educational Research (2009)

Work Experience: EFL teacher at "Cayetano Cedeno" Public Elementary School (2009- Currently); EFL Teacher at "San Jacinto" Public Elementary School (May 2009- August 2009); EFL Teacher "Maria de la Merced" Private Elementary and High School (1999-2009); EFL Professor at Technical University of Manabi (2002- Currently) 

Selected Awards and Additional Education:  Received Scholarship from "Go Teacher Program" at Kansas State University, U.S.A (2012); Skills Development and TOEFL Techniques Training Program in Ecuador (2013); TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at University of Casa Grande (2007).

Name: Huali Ye (Rita)

Education: Master of Arts in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST);Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature, Hubei Normal University

Teaching Experience:
 to teach Literature & language, Language & Culture, Modern Chinese, and Mandarin at Hubei University of Economics; to teach Chinese listening and spoken Chinese for students abroad (Asia, Africa and France) at Huazhong University of Science and Technology; to teach Chinese listening and spoken Chinese for Korean students at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

Major published works:
 (1) Research on new way of the practical writing teaching under the environment of network research, Journal of Hubei University of Economics, 2011, 8(11):158-159 (2) Foreign language teaching and foreign language, Modern Chinese 2009,9:121-122 (3) Literature education and humanistic quality, Literature Education 2007, 9: 108-109. (Listings are not all inclusive)