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IU Bloomington

Yea-Fen Chen

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Expert Bio

Yea-Fen Chen, director of the Chinese Flagship Center, is a tenured professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and a recognized leader in the field of Chinese pedagogy. She previously directed the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Asian Studies certificate program.

She earned a doctorate in language education and a Master of Arts in applied linguistics from Indiana University, and she taught Chinese from 1989 to 1994 while pursuing her studies at IU. She is the co-author of several Chinese language textbooks and has been an Advanced Placement Chinese course and exam consultant for the College Board since 2006.

Areas of Expertise

Chinese language.