Office of East Asia Initiatives

Mandarin Classes Free for the Community

AUM's Confucius Institute will continue to offer free Mandarin classes on the weekends during summer and fall. Registration is required with the student's name, age and contact information. Class details will be provided upon registration.

Email Hong Wang at or Na Li at to register.

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. 


Visiting Scholars and Exchange Students

Auburn University at Montgomery and the Office of East Asia Initiatives are pleased to welcome the following exchange students studying at Auburn University at Montgomery.

shanghai exchange students 2014

Auburn University at Montgomery and the Office of East Asia Initiatives are pleased to welcome the following Exchange Visiting Scholars to visit and do research work on the AUM campus.                            

Hong Wang

Name: Hong Wang (Diana)
Title: Deputy Dean of Confucius Institute

Position Held: Dec. 2006-present: Professor, College of Foreign Languages, Hubei University of Economics. Curricula: College English, Oral English (for English Majors), Introduction to English-speaking Countries.

Education: Master of laws in International Economics laws, Department of Laws, Central China Normal University; Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Central China Normal University; Training for English Testing Method by Beijing Foreign Language University and FLTPR; Training for English Teaching Methodology by Chichesiter University, UK

Selected Publications: (1) Hong Wang, College English Reading Book 11, Shanghai Jiaotong University Press-2011. (2) Hong Wang, Task-based Communicative Activities in College English Listening and Speaking Classroom Design and Evaluation, Examination Weekly-2010. (3) Hong  Wang, Needs and Countermeasures of Follow-up, College English Courses in Local Economic and Trade Universities, Chinese Economic and Trade-2009. (Listings are not all-inclusive)

Huali Ye
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)

teacher Hong mei Li

Name:  Hongmei Li (Kerri)
Academic Title: Professor

Education:  (1)1997- 2001: Hubei University, Major: English Curriculum and Teaching Methodology, degree: Master’s in Education (2) 2002 -2005: Xiangfan University, Major: English Language teaching: BA Degree

Work Experience: (1). Teaching English course to primary school students, Xiangfan Peiying Private Primary School, Xiangfan, Hubei (2). 2002-2009 Translating documents and contracts , Wuhan Sense Translation & Interpretation Co., Ltd, Wuhan, Hubei (3). 2005-present Teaching English to both English and non-English majors, School of foreign Languages Studies of Hubei University of Economics.

List of academic papers: Research and Practice of Task-based Cooperative Learning model in Oral English Class, Economic research Guide, 2012, Enlightment of Learning Style on English Teaching, Journal of South-Central University for Nationalities, 2011, Cultivation of Student’s Autonomous Study Ability in English Listening, Teaching, Examination Weekly, 2008, Gender Differences of Non-English Majors on English learning Strategies, Foreign language Teaching and Translation, 2007, (listed works not all inclusive).

Professor Bill Hong

Name: Bigang Hong 
Academic Title: Professor

Education: (1) BA, English & 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 & Management Dept. of Shaoyang University (4) 2006-2011:Associate Professor, Economics & Management Dept. of Shaoyang University (5) 2010-present: Professor, Economics & 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 Qin 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 Sam Yu

Name: Hongshun Yu
Academic Title: Associate Professor

Education:Master of Arts in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from China University of Geosciences (2006), Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Central China Normal University

Work Experience: 1996-2004, English Teacher at Hubei Tourism School, 2006-current, Associate Professor at Wuhan Institute of Technology teaching both English and Chinese as foreign languages, 2010- current, part-time lawyer for Hubei Heart and Soul Law Firm

Selected Publications: (1)The New Development of American Feminism Movement, Journal of Hubei Radio & Television Univeristy, pp.66-67, 2012 (2) Translation Techniques in Chinese-English
Translation of Tourist Materials, Overseas English, 12, pp. 194-195, 2011 (3) The Changes of American Women's Political Status from the Example of Hillary Clinton, Journal of Mongolia Agricultural Univeristy (Social Science Edition), 6, pp.251-252, 258, 2011 (4) Optimization of College English Autonomous Learning in the Network Environment, College English Teaching and Research, 6, pp. 47-51, 2011. (List is 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.


visiting scholar Xiaochun Zou

Name: Xiaochun Zou
Academic Title: Associate Professor

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

Work Experience: Associate Professor of Chinese at Harbin Finance University (1998- currently)
Publications and Research: Various articles and books in Chinese ancient literature published. Presided over several research projects in the study of Chinese