Name:Li Xu
Department:English Department
Professional Title:Professor
Research Area:Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Translation, esp. Translation Theory and Practice at an advanced level


1.Curriculum Vitae
Professor, CPC member, Dean of School of Foreign Languages and Literature
Professor XU LI was born in 1964. He received his B.A. from Department of Foreign Languages, Tianjin University in 1986, after which he entered Department of Foreign Languages, Tianjin University, to pursue an academic career. He earned his M.A. from Department of Foreign Languages, Tianjin University in 1988. He is now Director of Translators Association of China, Director of Tianjin Advisory Committee on College English Teaching, Deputy-director of Tianjin Translators Association, Deputy-director of Association of Tianjin Foreign Languages and Literature, Deputy-director of Tianjin Comparative Literature Association, and Dean of Research Center of Linguistic Sciences, Tianjin University.

2.Education Background 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Tianjin University, English for Science and Technology,1986.
Master of Arts (M.A.), Tianjin University, English Applied Linguistics, 1988. 

3.Positions & Employments
07/2015-now   Dean, School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tianjin University.
01/2009-07/2015 Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Law, Tianjin University.
03/2005-01/2009 Dean, School of Social Sciences and Foreign Languages, Tianjin University.

1)Comprehensive English, Oral English, Listening, Testing, Oral Interpretation (to English major undergraduates)
2)Theory and Practice of Interpretation: An Advanced Course (to postgraduates majoring in English)

5.Academic achievements
As a Principal Investigator, Prof LI has won various fundings, which amount to over CHN 300,000 yuan, including fundings from the government and local companies. The major projects include:
1)Criteria for the evaluation of distance education curriculum system
2)Study on the standardization of preparing for multimedia teaching courseware 
3)Study on the design of teaching syllabus for the transition from junior college to regular college courses
4)Study on the interactive application of multimedia courseware in the teaching of English translation 
5)Study on the networking in the teaching of interpretation
6)Study on the design of courseware for the teaching of interpretation at an advanced level
7)Study on the transition of translation teaching to English majors
1)Reference book for Advanced English
2)Electronic translation
3)Guide for English Practical Writing
4)Guide for Writing Scientific Thesis in English
5)Colloquial English for Tourism English
6)Dictionary of English-Chinese terms in science and technology
7)A practical course for MBA students
Have published over 20 articles in various journals.

6.Honors & Awards 
Outstanding Individual for Social work, awarded by Tianjin Municipal government (2015)

7.Contact Information 
Address:  Room A356, Building 33, School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tianjin University,Tianjin, 300354 , P.R. China
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