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XISU: The Incubator for Excellent Talents

In 2013, as approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, XISU began to confer doctor degrees in foreign languages and literatures. In 2014, after the panel evaluation of National Post-Doctoral Regulatory Commission (NPDRC), the decision was made by NPDRC and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security that XISU was authorized to establish post-doctoral research station in foreign languages and literatures, which is the only relevant station in northwestern China. Until then, XISU has formed up a complete talent training system.

At present, XISU has introduced 24 specialists from "100-Talent Programme" of Shaanxi Province, 8 of them work full time. In response to "XISU Scholar Plan", the University has welcomed more than 50 distinguished professors, chair professors, and experts, including Su Ge, Dean of China Institutes of International Studies and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard; Frans DeLaet, the secretary general of International Federation of Translators; Huang Youyi, standing Vice-Chairman of Translators Association of China; Li Zhengren, Director of Interpreting Secretary of the Conference Management Department of United Nations Office at Geneva, etc. In the past 5 years, 172 high-level domestic and international experts were introduced to XISU.

In 2014, approved by Department of Human Resources of Shaanxi Provincial Party Committee, XISU began to offer positions for "Sanqin Scholars" in the field of foreign languages and literatures; In 2017, Professor Zhang Jingyu was named specially appointed Sanqin Scholar, which marked a new carrying XISU toward the next stage of talents introduction.

In 2016, XISU issued several policies that continued to boosting the strategy for cultivating more  talents for the University, such as  Regulation on Specially-appointed Positions for XISU Scholars (trial); Policy of Introducing High-level Talents for Xi'an International Studies University (trial); and Measures for the Implementation of Advancing Academic Degrees at Xi'an International Studies University (trial), all have been done to engage more positive, open, and effective policy-making on human resources, and therefore, solidly secures the growth of quality talents at the University.

Faculty Development: Winning at Quality

XISU promotes the strategy of "advancing the University with top-class talents". At the moment, the University has a well-structured and leading faculty group with tremendous competency in instruction and research. The group features "Sanqin Scholars" as its core members, and foreign language teachers as the primary teaching body to collaborate on "belt and road" language services and foreign languages and literatures at Center for European and American Literatures and Center for Linguistics in Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics.

XISU has secured its strategic plan of fully utilizing currently recruited faculty, retaining vital talents, forming high-level scholars, and introducing highly demanded experts to establish a viable approach in competitive recruitment. Based on West China Center for Teacher Development, XISU integrates quality educational resources and pedagogically customizes training too meet individual teacher's particular need for career planning and research support.

XISU has also established a clearly-positioned system to train its faculty to be globally visionary, internationally educated, and cross-culturally diverse. All teachers from programs of Japanese, Korean, French, Russia, and German earned advanced degrees or went as visiting scholars from the countries where their respective target language is spoken. Comparatively, about 85% of the total teachers from other language programs have the same accomplishment. In the past 5 years, XSU has sent more than 300 teachers to study, visit or work abroad or in other regions of China. Currently, over 55% of total faculty were trained overseas, which reflects international characteristic in faculty quality, its constitution and criteria for teacher evaluation.


No.

No.Project Name Name Profile

1

Full-time

Project

Zhou Guangli

Ph.D. in Pedagogy of Huazhong University of Science and Technology,

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Renmin University of China

2

Short-term Project

Wu Shinian

Doctor of Applied Linguistics, Northern Arizona University; Professor of English, Grand Valley State University

3

Peng Zengjun

Applied Linguistics Doctor of University of Missouri,

Professor of St. Cloud State University

4

Chen Rong

Ph.D. in Management of University of Technology, Sydney, 2nd Class Full Prof., Ph.D. Supervisor and president of Tourism Development Institute of Hubei University

5

Ma Yong

Ph.D. in Management of University of Technology, Sydney, 2nd Class Full Prof., Ph.D. Supervisor and president of Tourism Development Institute of Hubei University, famous teacher of “Ten thousand plan” of Organization Department of the CPC

6

Yao Feng

Ph.D.in Economics of Tohoku University, Professor of Kagawa University

7

Hua Shiping

Ph.D. in Geopolitics of University of Hawaii, Full Professor of University of Louisville

8

Wang Rui

Ph. D. in TESOL of Northern Illinois University,

Professor of California Polytechnic State University

9

Huang Zhonglian

Ph.D. in Chinese Linguistics and Philology of Central China Normal University, 2nd Class Full Prof. and Ph.D. Supervisor of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

10

Zhou Kun

Ph.D. in Finance of University of Alabama, Finance Professor of West Virginia University

11

Chang Tongshan

Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration of West Virginia University, Researcher of Higher Education Research Center in UC Berkeley

12

Zhang Jian

Doctor of Philosophy of Purdue University, Professor of Collins Tourism Management College of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

13

Ling Jianhou

Ph.D. in Russian Language and Literature of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Peking University

14

Wu Heping

Ph.D. in Linguistics Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Professor of Northwest Normal University

15

Keiran Jamieson

Dunne

Ph.D. in France Culture Studies of Pennsylvania State University, Professor of Classic and Modern Language Institute of Kent State University

16

Peng Qinglong

Ph.D. in English Language and Literature of East China Normal University, Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Foreign Languages Studies

17

Youth

Project

Zeng Xianfeng

Ph.D. in Applied Economics of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Associate Professor of Xi'an International Studies University School of Economics and Finance

18


Sun Jinqiu

Ph.D. in Linguistics of Kyung Hee University, Associate Professor of Xi’an International Studies University Faculty of Asian Languages and Cultures

19


Wang Yan

Ph.D. in Economics of Niigata University, Associate Professor of Xi'an International Studies University School of Japanese Cultural and Economic Studies

20


Zhang Jianzhong

Ph.D. in Communication Studies of Communication University of China, Post-doctoral of Renmin University of China, Associate Professor of Xi'an International Studies University School of Journalism and Communication

21


Li Qin

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature of Lanzhou University, Professor of Xi'an International Studies University Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation

22


Yu Yuan

Ph.D. in Russian Linguistics of Belarus National University, Associate Professor of Xi'an International Studies University Russian School

23


Jin Qian

Ph.D. in Tourism Management of James Cook University, lecturer of Xi'an International Studies University Institute for Tourism Studies and Human Geography Research Institute

24


Su Yongqian

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and World Literature of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Xi'an International Studies University School of Chinese Language and Literature  

List of Distinguished “XISU Scholars”

No. Name Affiliations and Positions

1

Xu Yun

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Zhejiang University, Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education "Changjiang Scholar"of Ministry of Education

2

Ye Shuxian

Researcher,Professor of Graduate School and Ph.D. Supervisor of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Director of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Comparative Literature Research Center

3

Liu Shuxiong

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Peking University Foreign Languages Institute

4

Shi Zhongyi

Researcher and Ph.D. Supervisor of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Foreign Languages and Literature Institute

5

Wang Hongyin

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Nankai University Foreign Languages Institute

6

Hu Sishe

Vice-president of Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, 2nd Class Full Prof. and Ph.D. Supervisor

7

Liu Jun

Full Professor of California State University, Los Angeles English Department

8

Peng Zengjun

Professor of St. Cloud State University

9

Huang Youyi

Vice-president and secretary general of Translators Association of China

10

Chen Rong

Professor of California State University, San Bernardino

11

Wu Shinian

Professor of Grand Valley State University English Department

12

Su Ge

Researcher and President of China Institute of International Studies

13

Salam Mohammed Belive

Professor of Skyline University, President of International Research Institute of Arab and Muslim Science and History

14

Li Zhengren

Interpreting Secretary of Department of Management of General Assembly of United Nations Office at Geneva

15

Lv Shisheng

Professor of Nankai University Foreign Languages Institute

16

Liu Dejun

Professor and President of Confucius Institute at Prairie View A&M University

17

Steven Jeffrey Hite

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Brigham Young University

18

Liu Yunhong

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Nanjing University, Vice-president of Institute of Foreign Languages

19

Li Defeng

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of University of Macau, Director of Center for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition

20

Julie M. Hite

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Brigham Young University, Deputy Director of Mckay School of Education Department of Educational Administration

21

Wu Jianfeng

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of University of International Business and Economics

22

Zhu Xiongzhong

Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asia

23

Zhang Changchun

Full Professor of Bryn Mawr College, Deputy Director of Department of Eastern Languages Chinese Division; General Headmaster of Huaxia Chinese School

24

Shi Ze

Researcher of China Institute of International Studies