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a Beijing native, who has transformed herself into a tenured professor in California...

Background Information

Judy Zhu grew up in Beijing, China.  In her late 20's, Judy quit her job in Beijing and came to Monterey, California, for graduate school.  In 2002, upon her graduation she was hired as a Chinese language professor by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC).  She received tenure in 2008.  She is currently working as a faculty trainer training language teachers on diagnostic assessment.

Judy began publishing her Chinese works at the age of 14. At the age of 15, she won Third Place at the International Chinese Poetry Contest and her poem Speechless Winter was published in the book International High School Chinese Poets. At the age of 17, six of her essays were included in the five-volume series of Beijing Top Ten High School Award-winning Writings. Before she came to the US for graduate school, she had won many literature awards in China and her 300 plus poems, prose and stories were published in national newspapers and magazines as well as being broadcast by national radio stations in China. She was also an invited part-time columnist for Teda Times when she worked at the US Embassy in Beijing.

Judy's first English book is Modern Chinese Cultural Encounters Volume I: Studying and Traveling in China.  She is currently working on Volume II Working and Living in China, which is expcted to be published in 2012.

Birth Place
Beijing,  China

International and national awards for poetry, prose, and short stories since she was 15.

President - Beijing Literature Club(1992-1994).

President - Chinese Translators and Interpreters' Association (1996-1999).

Superior Performance Award from US Embassy in

Stilwell Scholar at the Monerey Institute of International Studies (2000 - 2002).

Provost Teaching Excellence Awards from Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center when serving as a Team Leader for different teaching teams.(2005 - 2007)

Vice President of Academic Senate of DLI (2007)

Certified OPI Tester
Certified Diagnostic Assessment Specialist
Certified Chinese Translator and Interpreter (with a Master's degree in Conference Interpretation).

Additional Information

Membership: ATA - American Translators' Associaton (2001 - 2007). CLTAC - Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (2003 - present). CWC - California Writers Club (2009 - present).

Favorite Links

Chinese Consultant
Judy strives to serve as a bridge for Sino-US communication.

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Judy was a Stilwell Scholar from 2000 - 2002. She has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at the institute.

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Judy has worked as a Chinese language professor and Team Leader. She currently works as a teacher trainer.

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