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Education and Global Cultural Dialogue Conference 

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Presenter Title Biography
Anne Wong Bamboo in the Wind: Negotiating Globalization, Culture, and Education in Thailand  
Mary Wong & Frances Wu Women, Missions, Identity, and Empire: A Comparison of Western Protestant Missionary Women in Early Twentieth and Twenty-first Century China  Mary Shepard Wong holds a doctorate in International & Intercultural Education (University of Southern California), master degrees in East Asian Languages and Cultures (University of California at Los Angeles) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, TESOL (Azusa Pacific University). She is a full Professor at Azusa Pacific University in southern California, where she directs both the field-based and online TESOL programs. She has taught ESL for two decades and has been in teacher education for one decade teaching in the US, China, and Thailand. She has conducted over 40 presentations and has a textbook with Cambridge University Press, an edited volume with Routledge co-edited with Suresh Canagarajah and one under contract co-edited with Zoltan Dornyei and Carolyn Kristjansson. She has served in leadership positions in TESOL, CATESOL, and CamTESOL. Her research interests include teacher identity, the role of Christianity in English language teaching, and internationalization and global competence. 

Shuang Frances Wu is Global Learning Faculty at Azusa Pacific University's Center for Global Learning and Engagement. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy and Organization and a Master's in Postsecondary Administration, both from the University of Southern California. She received her early education in China, having obtained a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Nankai University in Tianjin. Her research interests include curriculum internationalization, foreign language education, and the role of experiential learning in intercultural competency development. 
Shijing Xu Reciprocal Learning between the East and the West: Chinese Teacher Candidates’ Lived Experience in Canada  
Rui Yang Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: Analysis of the Chinese Knowledge Diaspora at a Major Canadian University Rui Yang is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research Projects and Centers), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He has worked in different higher education systems, with particular interest in crossculturalism in education policy, higher education, and sociology of education. After nearly a decade of teaching and research at Shantou University in Guangdong, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in 2001. He has then taught and researched at Universities of Western Australia, Monash and Hong Kong. He has written extensively in the field of comparative and international education. His current interest is focused on comparative and global studies in education policy and higher education internationalization.
Qiang Zha University Autonomy and Academic Freedom in China: Some Comparative Reflections  
 Ran Zhang A Contested Terrain: Chinese College Students’ Understandings of “Right” in the Global Context  
Ningsha Zhong One hundred years of pursuit – the idea of university autonomy in China (1911-2011)  
Hong Zhu Integrating Strands and Crossing Circles: A Study on International Graduate Students’ English Practices in China with a Comparative Approach  


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