Carnegie Mellon University

Gang Liu

Gang Liu

Teaching Professor of Chinese Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies

341 Posner Hall
Department of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Education: Ph.D. Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Western Ontario. M.A. Classical Chinese Literature, Beijing Language and Culture University. B.A. Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University.


I joined the Department of Modern Languages in 2010, and have developed and taught Chinese language courses at all levels and content courses on business language and culture in China, traditional Chinese poetry, literature and thoughts, Chinese ghost stories and culture, modern Chinese society, Chinese documentary films, perception of China through YouTube and TikTok, and Chinese mythology and animation creation. 

  • Classical Chinese poetry
  • Chinese literati miscellanies
  • Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) pedagogy
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Chinese language courses at all levels
  • Into the World of the Anomalies: Chinese Ghost Literature and Culture
  • Traditional Chinese Thought and Literature through Comic Books
  • Visions of China: Modern Chinese Society and Culture through Documentary Films
  • Chinese Popular Culture: A Game of Learning
  • Falk Research Grant
  • Berkman Faculty Development Grant
  • Canada National Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Scholarship
  • Chinese Studies Program Coordinator 2019-present
  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Certified Chinese OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) Tester 2019-present
  • Studies in Chinese Learning and Teaching (ISSN 2334-2684) Executive Editor 2015-present
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association of Western Pennsylvania (CLTA-WPA) Secretary-Treasurer & Board of Directors Member 2014-present
  • CMU Modern Languages Undergraduate Language Assistant Program Director 2014-present
  • Liu, G. January, 2021. "Dreamed Away: Luoluo Ting’s Adventure in Ancient Chinese Mythology (5-book series)." Beijing: New Stars Press.
  • Liu, Z, Liu, G, Wang, H. et al. April, 2021. "Tales of Teachers: Case Studies and Reflections from CFL Classrooms in North America." Beijing: Peking University Press.
  • Wang, H. & Liu, G. eds. May, 2021. "Cross-cultural communication: Teaching Chinese in the global context." Beijing: Peking University Press.
  • Liu, G. & Wang, H. eds. June, 2021. "Living overseas: Cases, strategies and guidance for CFL teachers around the world." Beijing: Peking University Press. 
  • Liu,G. & Wang, H. eds. July, 2021. "Tradition and Transition: Teaching Chinese Culture Overseas." Beijing: Peking University Press.

Department Member Since 2010