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SFSU professors are available for interviews in Chinese



Matt Itelson
SFSU Office of Public Affairs

(415) 338-1665


Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2002 -- San Francisco State University faculty and administrators are available to provide expert commentary in Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese) on a wide variety of topics from education, engineering and business to international politics, geography, current events and issues in the Asian American community.

For a list of faculty available to comment in Chinese, refer to the list below. For additional assistance in locating an SFSU faculty expert, contact the SFSU Office of Public Affairs at (415) 338-1665 or

Asian issues and culture

Marlon Hom, professor/chair of Asian American studies; speaks Cantonese, Mandarin
Areas of expertise: Chinese American issues and Chinese literature.
Contact information: 415-338-2698 (office), 415-584-9436 (home),

Lena Zhang, director of the Institute for International Media Communication/assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts; speaks Mandarin
Areas of expertise: issues in Chinese and Chinese American media, media aesthetics, international and intercultural communication, new media and technology.
Contact information: 415-338-1780 (office), 650-583-3568 (home),

Qian Guo, assistant professor of geography and human environmental studies; speaks Mandarin
Areas of expertise: political geography with special expertise in China, urban and rural development, and China's northwest region.
Contact information: 415-338-1314 (office),


Yenbo Wu, director of the Office of International Programs; speaks Mandarin
Areas of expertise: international education, cross-cultural communication, Chinese cultural education programs, comparative education and second language acquisition.
Contact information: 415-388-6377 (office), 415-242-5921 (home),

Laureen Chew, professor/chair of the elementary education; speaks Cantonese
Areas of expertise: elementary education and Asian American studies.
Contact information: 415-338-1562 (office),

Summer Hsia, professor of special education; speaks Mandarin
Areas of expertise: early childhood special education and training teachers and families for children 5 years old and under with special needs.
Contact information: 415-338-2502 (office), 408-730-8682 (home),

Ming-yeh Lee, assistant professor of administration and interdisciplinary studies; speaks Mandarin
Areas of expertise: adult education and lifespan development.
Contact information: 415-338-1081 (office), 510-623-7837 (home),


Yea-Mow Chen, professor/chair of finance; speaks Mandarin
Areas of expertise: financial management, financial institutions, bank management, Asian Pacific economics and Asian Pacific financial markets.
Contact information: 415-338-2106 (office),

Yim-Yu Wong, professor/chair of international business; speaks Cantonese, Mandarin
Areas of expertise: international business, international joint ventures, cultural differences in the workplace and diversification.
Contact information: 415-338-2255 (office),


Sung Hu, associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering; speaks Mandarin
Areas of expertise: computer engineering and engineering education. Contact information: 415-338-1571 (office),

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Student writer Fred H. Danfoura contributed to this press release.

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