Languages and Cultures

Zhihui Sophia Geng

Academic Degrees:
  • B.A., Shandong Teachers’ University, China
  • M.A., Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Research and Academic Interests:

Chinese literature, safeguarding of cultural heritage, Chinese immigration and Chinese American literature, U.S.-China relations and exchange

Awards and Honors:
  • May 2019 Glocal Leadership Award: Leader Bridging the Global and the Local
  • February 2019 ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows
  • 2018 Robert L. Spaeth Teacher of Distinction Award
  • January 2010 ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation Fellowship for Student-Faculty Collaborative Research in Asia
  • 2009 Faculty Advising Award

Music and Sound in Weihsien Internment Camp in Japanese-occupied China.” In Sonic Histories of Occupation, edited by Russell Skelchy and Jeremy Taylor. London: Bloomsbury, 2022. In Print.

Through Pearl S. Buck's Writing: Women with Bound Feet in the Republic of China,” Digital Commons, 2022 (article)

Songs of Courage: Missionaries in Occupied China During World War II,” Digital Commons, 2021 (article)

Why I am a Folklorist, 2019 (video)

Zhihui Sophia Geng, professor

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Chinese Program
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Ana Conboy
Chair, Languages and Cultures Department
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Jennifer Schwichtenberg
Department Coordinator
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