Bei Chen

Associate Professor of Instruction
bei.chen@utdallas.edu
972-883-6026
JO5.308
Tags: Chinese Language

Professional Preparation

M.A. - French Literature
University of North Texas - 2007
M.A. - Translation Ch-Fr and Translation Theory
Beijing International Studies University - 2003
B.A. - French Language & Literature
Beijing International Studies University - 2000

Publications

戚夫人:《2012 年度中国最佳奇幻小说集》,四川人民出版社。 Lady Qi: Collected Stories of 2012 Best Fantasy Fictions  2012 - Short Story
惠胜:《九州幻想·铁甲依然》,新世界出版社。 
Huisheng: Odyssey of China Fantasy, magazine, China. 2012 - Short Story
敦煌:《九州幻想·火之舞》,新世界出版社。 Dunhuang: Odyssey of China Fantasy, magazine, China.  2011 - Short Story
再见了七星:《飞·奇幻世界》,科幻世界杂志社,2010 年第 2 期。 Goodbye Seven Stars: Fantasy World, magazine, China.  2010 - Short Story
《伊斯坦布尔》,旅游指南,翻译作品,中国旅游出版社,2003 年。 Istanbul, translated work (French to Chinese), published by China Travel & Tourism Press, 2003.  2003 - Book

Appointments

Associate Professor of Instruction
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2018–2020]
Chinese
Senior lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas [2015–2018]
Chinese
Senior Lecturer
University of North Texas [2013–2015]
Chinese
Lecturer
University of North Texas [2008–2013]
Chinese
Lecturer
University of North Texas [2007–2008]
French
Lecturer
China Communication University [2003–2004]
French

Awards

Grant received - Consulate-general of the People’s Republic of China [2009]
Grant received - Confucius Institute Headquarter [2009]

Presentations

Teaching Chinese to Baby Boomers BB: Opportunities, Challenges
2019 Annual Conference of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas, co-presented with Dr. Chwee-Lye Chng and Dr. Nanxi Meng
Teaching Chinese tones: musical training and tone category establishment (co-presentation)
2019 National Chinese Language Conference
Chinese Tea & Chinese Tea Ceremony
2018  Invited by Department of Modern Language Studies, Texas Christian University 
Characters And Its Evolution 字者,孳也,六义相生无穷
2018 The 8th Annual Conference of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas 
Say My Name in Chinese Workshops
2015 and 2018: Open to UTD faculty and staff members, help them better pronounce students’ Chinese name. 

Additional Information

LANGUAGES
  • Chinese - Native Speaker
  • English - Competent in listening, speaking, reading and writing English
  • French - Competent in listening, speaking, reading and writing French
Music
  • Piano: working on pieces for post-Grade 8 students in Music Performance, ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)
  • Guzheng: Chinese Zither, grade 4 
Senior Tea Master
2017, received certificate of Senior Tea Master in China

Activities

Faculty Advisor of CSA at UTD.
 2016 - 2017   

Affiliations

  • 2014 – 2016 Secretary, CLTA-TX: Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas 
  • 2011 – 2014 Board Member, CLTA-TX: Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas
  • 2007 – Current Member, CLTA-TX: Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas. 
  • 2008 – 2010 Member, ACTLF: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 
  • 2008 – Member, AATF: American Association of Teachers of French. 

Funding

Grant received
2009 - Consulate-general of the People’s Republic of China []