Sophia Geng

Name: Sophia Geng

Department: Asian Studies

Academic background: BA, Shandong Teachers' University, Jinan, China; MA, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China; PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA

Research interests: Chinese literature; US-China exchange and communication; gender in Asia; teaching of Chinese as a second language

Asian Studies courses taught: MCLT 315: Folklore, Legend, and Myth; GEND 381: Sex and Gender in Global Perspectives: Asian Societies; GEND 290: Chinese Women's Literature; CHIN 311 and 312: Chinese Conversation and Composition

What are your hobbies? Biking, reading, writing short stories and poems, watching movies

Favorite Asian cuisine or dish: Congee with pickled egg and pork

Anything else you'd like to share? My motto is:

天行健,君子以自强不息。地势坤,君子以厚德载物。

Translation:

As heaven maintains vigor through movements,
a gentle man should constantly strive for self-perfection.
As earth's condition is receptive devotion,
a gentle man should hold the outer world with broad mind.