Chengzhi Chu

CHU

Position Title
Associate Professor of Chinese, Chinese Language Program Coordinator, Faculty of the Graduate Group in Lingustics

303 Sproul
Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii

RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Chinese linguistics
  • Cognitive semantics
  • Chinese as a second language (pedagogy and acquisition)
  • Application of computer technology in language instruction

COURSE(S) TAUGHT

  • CHN 120: Advanced Chinese
  • CHN 160: The Chinese Language
  • CHN 150: Fifth-Year Chinese
  • CHN 197T: Tutoring in Chinese
  • CHN 299: Research
  • CHN 112: Modern Chinese: Reading and Discussion
  • CHN 199: Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates
  • CHN 114: Introduction to Classical Chinese (I)
  • CHN 115: Introduction to Classical Chinese (II)

SELECTED ARTICLES

TEXTBOOKS

  • 2011 - Chinese Breeze (Hanyu Feng) Graded Reader Series, Level III: 1. The Third Eye. Co-authored with Y. Liu et al. Beijing: Peking University Press.
  • 2010 - Chinese Breeze (Hanyu Feng) Graded Reader Series, Level II: 4. Mother and Son, 5. If I didn’t Have You, 6. After the Accident, 7. An Old Painting. Co-authored with Y. Liu et al. Beijing: Peking University Press.
  • 2009 - Chinese Breeze (Hanyu Feng) Graded Reader Series, Level II: 1. Our Geese Have Gone, 2. Secrets of a Computer Company, 3. Green Phoenix. Co-authoreed with Y. Liu et al. Beijing: Peking University Press.
  • 2008 - Chinese Breeze (Hanyu Feng) Graded Reader Series, Level I: 3. Two Children Seeking the Joy Bridge; 4. Left and Right: The Conjoined Brothers; 5. Can I Dance with You? Co-authored with Y. Liu et al. Beijing: Peking University Press.
  • 2007 - Chinese Breeze (Hanyu Feng) Graded Reader Series, Level I: 1. I Really Want to Find Her; 2. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. Co-authored with Y. Liu et al. Beijing: Peking University Press.

MONOGRAPH

  • 1995 "Hanyu Zhongjieyu Yuliaoku Xitong" Yanzhi Baogao [Research Report of "The Corpus of Chinese Interlanguage (CCI 1.0)]" (Chengzhi Chu, Xiaohe Chen, Wangxi Zhang, Ping Wei, Wei Zhang and Qi Zhu), Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University.

BOOK EDITED

  • 2006 - Studies on Chinese Instructional Materials and Pedagogy [Zhongwen Jiaocai yu Jiaoxue Yanjiu] (co-edited with T. Yao, Y. Wang, H. Xu and J. Hayden). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press.

SOFTWARE WITH DOCUMENTATION

  • 2005 - ChineseTA 1.1, simplified character edition. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press. (ChineseTA is an integrated computer software program for developing Chinese teaching materials.)
  • 2004 - ChineseTA (1.0). Stanford University and the Silicon Valley Language Technologies, LLC, San Jose, CA.
  • 1995 - Hanyu Zhongjieyu Yuliaoku Xitong (Corpus of Chinese Interlanguage (CCI 1.0), (C. Chu, X Chen, Wangxi Zhang, P. Wei, Wei Zhang and Q. Zhu). Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.

SELECTED ARTICLES

  • 2011 - Saliency mapping of Figure and Ground of motion in Chinese. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 46.2: 49-69.
  • 2010 - Yinru fenji fandu, gaijin Zhongwen jiaoxue--Guanyu <Hanyu Feng> Zhongwen fenji xilie duwu de sheji linian he tedian (Integrating graded extensive reading to enhance Chinese learning: Rationale and features of the Chinese Breeze (Hànyǔ Fēng) graded reader series).  International Chinese Language Education, 2009.4: 46-50.
  • 2009 - Path of motion: Conceptual structure and representation in Chinese.” Studies of Chinese Linguistics: Functional Approaches, ed. by J. Xing, 65-84. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • 2008 - Five formulations of the conceptual structure of motion and their cross-linguistic applicability - with special reference to Chinese." Concentric: Studies in Linguistics, 34.1.
  • 2007a - Movability effect and the assignment of figure and ground of motion in Chinese. Proceedings of the Eighteenth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-18), ed. by J. Xing, pp.121-133. Los Angeles: GSIL Publications, University of Southern California.
  • 2007b - Di'er yuyan cihui jiaoxue de lilun tansuo (Studies on L2 Vocabulary Teaching and Learning). Yingyong Yuyanxue (Developments in Applied Linguistics), ed. by J. Ji & N. Jiang, pp. 354-374. Beijing: China Renmin University Press.
  • 2006a - A reflection on traditional approaches to Chinese character teaching and learning. Studies on Chinese Instructional Materials and Pedagogy, ed. by T. Yao, C. Chu, Y. Wang, H. Xu and J. Hayden. Beijing Language and Culture University Press.
  • 2001 - The semantics of the Mandarin preposition xiang--A cognitive approach. Proceedings of NACCL-12 (The 12th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics), Vol.1, ed. by Zhengsheng Zhang, GSIL Publications. University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
  • 2000a - Semantic Constraints on the Interpretation of the Chinese Reflexive ziji. Proceedings of NACCL-11 (The 11th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics). Harvard University.
  • 2000b - Graph, sound, and meaning: A review of China's traditional theories on the relationship between Chinese script and the language. American-Chinese Society and Culture, 3.2: 62-70.
  • 1994a - Zhishi tushi, pianzhang gouzao yu hanyu yuedu jiaoxue (Knowledge schemata, discourse structure, and the teaching of Chinese reading). Shijie Hanyu Jiaoxue (Chinese Teaching in the World), 28.2: 51-57.
  • 1994b - Yuqici yuqi yiyi de fenxi wenti--yi a weili (On the analysis of the semantic functions of Chinese mood particles: The case of a). Yuyan Jiaoxue yu Yanjiu (Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies), 62.4: 39-51.
  • 1993 - Jianli "Hanyu Zhongjieyu Yuliaoku Xitong" de jiben shexiang (Some basic considerations of developing the "Corpus of Chinese Interlanguage (CCI) 1.0") (C. Chu & X. Chen), Shijie Hanyu Jiaoxue (Chinese Teaching in the World), 25.3: 199-205.
  • 1992 - Yu jieci gen xiangguang de jufa yuyi wenti (The syntax and semantics of the Chinese preposition gen). Jiqi Fanyi Yanjiu Jinzhan (Advances on the Research of Machine Translation), ed. by Z. Chen, 76-88. Beijing: Electronic Industry Press.
  • 1991 - Lianci yu jieci de qufen (On the distinctions between conjunctions and prepositions in Chinese). Hanyu Xuexi (Chinese Studies), 65.5: 17-21.
  • 1987 - Anhui Yuexi fangyan de tongyin zihui (A syllabary of homophones of Yuexi dialect). Fangyan (Dialect) 4:284-93.