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Chinese educator

Gloria Bien, Chinese educator. Certified secondary teacher, California. Scholar State of California, 1958; fellow National Defense Education Act, San Francisco, Republic of China, 1965, 66, May Laura Bean fellow American Association of University Women, 1980-1981. Member Modern Language Association, Chinese Language Teachers Association, Association for Asian Studies, American Comparative Literature Association.

Background

Bien, Gloria was born on December 24, 1940 in Lanchow, China. Came to the United States, 1950. Daughter of George Sung-nien and Jane Fang-chen (Wu) Bien.

Education

Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1962. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1973.

Career

Teacher French Bishop's School, La Jolla, California, 1965—1967. Teaching assistant University Washington, Seattle, 1967—1973. Assistant professor Connecticut College, New London, 1974—1980, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1982—1985, associate professor, 1985—2000, professor, since 2000, director Asian studies, 1985—1988, acting chair department Russian and east Asian language and literature, 1987, chair department east Asian language and literature, 1988—1991, 1997—2005.

Visiting assistant professor University Washington, Seattle, summer 1976, 77, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1976-1977, University Oregon, Eugene, 1981-1982.

Achievements

  • Certified secondary teacher, California.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Translator: Renditions, 1975. Co-editor: Global Voices, 1995, Contemporary Literatures of Asia, 1996. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Chinese Language Teachers Association, Association for Asian Studies, American Comparative Literature Association.

Connections

Married Frank W. Jones, December 27, 1979 (deceased 2000).

father:
George Sung-nien Bien

mother:
Jane Fang-chen (Wu) Bien

spouse:
Frank W. Jones