Helen Wu, Ph.D., did her graduate studies in Chinese political culture, linguistics, and literary translation and has continued to conduct research in these areas. She has been teaching Chinese language, literature, culture and society, and translation courses.
The articles and book chapters that she has published include Chinese linguistics, the sociology of language, fiction, poetry and satirical verse, sayings and proverbs, and translation studies. Her work in progress includes a comparative study of the Chinese and English writing systems and an SSHRC supported project on satirical verse in the Chinese media.
Areas of Research: Cultural Studies in Chinese Language and Literature; Sociolinguistics; Sociology of Language; Translation and Cross-Cultural Communication