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Ching-I Tu
Professor and Director of the Confucius Institute
SAS - Asian Languages and Cultures
School of Arts and Sciences
New Brunswick Campus
Key Topics:
Chinese language and literature, Chinese culture and thought, Confucius Institute

Expert's Biography:
Ching-I Tu, Ph.D. (University of Washington), is professor and founding chair of the department of Asian Languages and Culture at Rutgers. His expertise is in classical Chinese poetry and poetics, Chinese intellectual history, Chinese hermeneutics and cultural changes in modern East Asia.

Tu was the first faculty member to teach Chinese language at Rutgers. He established the Chinese program and has made many distinguished contributions to the development of Chinese studies, Asian studies and Asian-American studies at Rutgers. He also initiated the introduction of Japanese in the 1980s and was instrumental in the introduction of Korean in the 1990s, as well as Hindi.

Recently, Tu was instrumental in establishing a Confucius Institute at Rutgers in cooperation with Jilin University in Changchun, China, and with support from the Office of Chinese Language Council International. He also initiated the Rutgers Multi-Media Chinese Teaching System, which is now used worldwide. The system was awarded the 2008 World Languages Award from Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.

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