Richard Licheng Gu
Professor of Instruction, Asian Languages and Cultures
Richard Licheng Gu was born and grew up in Beijing, China. He received his B.A. in China; his M.A.in Australia; and his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon, U.S.A. He has taught different levels of Chinese language and literature courses. His research interest focuses on pedagogy and Chinese American history. In addition to publishing numerous articles, he is the author of two published books: "Picture Characters: Learning Chinese Characters through Pictographs" in 2006 and "Chinese with Lulu and Maomao" in 2008. Professor Gu is the current Director of Northwestern Summer in Beijing Program, and served as the Director of the Program of African and Asian Languages at Northwestern University for the last ten years of the program.