Team Member

Wang Rui

Wang Rui —Instant Mandarin Chief Advisor Professor Wang worked for the United Nations in late 1980s. He received a master's degree in information science and a doctorate in English teaching from Northern Illinois University and he was on the faculty at Northwestern University, Binghamton University, Humboldt State University, California State Polytechnic University and the University of New Orleans. In 2005, he founded the China Studies Program at Humboldt State University in the US. In the same year, he founded Humboldt College, an overseas international campus of Humboldt State University. In 2009, he became a Dean at California State Polytechnic University, in charge of the University libraries and information literacy. From 2012 to 2014, he served as Chair for the Council of Library Deans of the California State University System. In 2018, he became Dean of Information Services, and a tenured full professor of the English, at the University of New Orleans. Professor Wang co-founded the Journal of East - West Thought. In 2016 he was elected President of the International Society for East-West Studies. He was a main member on the editorial board of the Chinese Overseas Student Series which is published by China’s Social Press. Professor Wang has published a number of short stories and essays at home and abroad. He was a columnist for Hong Kong’s Phoenix Weekly, and Global Times. His full length novel was adapted into a feature film by the name of Colorful Cobblestones which won nominations at both Beijing Film and Golden Rooster festival in China. In 2013 Dr. Wang wrote and directed “the Sound of Pearls” a full length feature film which won critic claims and was released in Los Angeles, California.

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