Shenglan Zhang receives Fulbright award


Shenglan Zhang, associate professor of Chinese in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, has been awarded a Fulbright award.

This prestigious scholarship will allow Zhang to conduct research at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Zhang’s research focuses on the etymology and cultural significance of Chinese characters, as well as the practices, research and teaching of the written system to non-native language learners.

Her research attempts to discover the best approaches to teaching Chinese characters, both traditional and simplified, to second-language learners.

The Fulbright Program is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of State.