University of Iowa

Chinese Language Course Instructors


Jinli XU

Hello, I am Jinli Xu, I’m from China. After I got my Ph.D. from Xiamen University in 2007 winter, I still worked in Yunnan Normal University. I have taught compared literature ten years, which ignited my great interest in European and American literature,

Jinli Xu, Confucius Institute Instructor
 I like this cross-cultural reading and research.  In 2017 autumn, I applied for the job in the Confucius Institute in Iowa University. I think I’m very lucky, I have more chances to talk with you, and I’m looking forward to meeting and communicating with you, especially the topics about the Culture and Literature.


Photo of  Confucius Institute Instructor, Jing Xia
Jing XIA


Jing XIA

Hi, I'm Jing Xia, an M.A student of East China Normal University (ECNU), majoring in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. I worked as a Chinese language teacher in Zhejing Normal University and the CIEE Shanghai Center. I love Chinese tea and have great passion for teaching. I'm sincerely looking forward to meeting and communicating with you.


Chinese Culture Course Instructors

Haiming CHEN

Haiming CHEN

Mr. CHEN is a passionate and gifted Taiji trainer. He started practicing Taiji in 1980 and has offered Taiji classes in China, Japan and the US for more than twenty years for local communities. He received a certificate of Coaching Authorization in 2007. His Taiji training program integrates classical Taiji styles and principles. He has made contemporary Taiji forms in series to suit people for practicing Taiji in different levels.

Ramon LIM

Dr. Ramon LIM

Chinese Calligraphy Workshops are led by Dr. Ramon Lim, University of Iowa Professor Emeritus of Neurology and winner of the 2005 Eighth International Calligraphy Competition. Dr. Lim has his works widely exhibited in China, Korea and Japan.