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Li (Billy) Li

Li (Billy) Li
- Chinese Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant

Biography

Li Li (Billy) received his Bachelor’s degree in English for Education at Southwest University in China and his Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics/Advanced Translation and Interpretation (English-Chinese) at China Foreign Affairs University. Although his major in graduate study was tailored for elite service at China’s Foreign Ministry, he chose to become a college foreign language teacher. In 2010, he began to pursue a doctoral degree, and received his Ph.D. in Japanese Cultural History at Nankai University in China in 2013. He is a veteran college instructor and has taught English, Japanese, and Modern Japanese and German History at Southwest University in China since 2013.

Li Li is a dedicated, responsive and passionate teacher with an exuberant and ebullient teaching style. He is capable of teaching Chinese, English, and Japanese, as well as the interpretation and translation between any two of these three languages. He is particularly good at and suited for teaching language learners of intermediate to advanced levels. This is due to his distinctive emphasis on the cultivation of students’ intellectual curiosity, aided by his expertise on the teaching of advanced and expanded vocabulary, as well as his own rich and diverse knowledge base in world political, economic, historical and cultural affairs.

His academic research interests include the contemporary linguistic history of Japan from social and cultural perspectives, comparative studies of the Chinese and Japanese languages centered on the Chinese characters/Kanji. He is also interested in the realm of American politics with a focus on the role and influences of ethnic lobbies as well as major power dynamics in the Asian-Pacific region.

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 Last Modified 11/2/18