Karen Steffen Chung

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Leiden University

Leiden, The Netherlands
Doctor of Philosophy, Linguistics
Dissertation title: Mandarin Compound Verbs

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Master of Arts, East Asian Studies

Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont
Fourth-year Japanese
Summer 1980

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Visiting student in Chinese Music
Fall 1980

National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei, Taiwan
Participated in Master of Arts program
in Chinese Literature and Linguistics

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Languages

Hamburg, Germany
Youth for Understanding international
student exchange program

Centro Escolar Niños Héroes de Chapultepec
Puebla, Mexico
High school exchange student
March 1972

St. Paul Open School
St. Paul, Minnesota
Audited courses at the University of Minnesota, 1972-73


Associate Professor:
National Taiwan University,

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Distinguished teaching award for
university-wide required classes, 2007
Distinguished teaching award, 2002
Excellence in teaching award, 2001, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Excellence in teaching award for
university-wide required classes, 2015

Recipient, National Taiwan University
Excellent scholarly book award, 2007

for dissertation-based book,
Mandarin Compound Verbs

Excellent book chapter award, 2014,
for "East Asian Linguistics"
in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics, 2013.
Taipei, Taiwan
August 1990 to present

Adjunct Associate Professor:
National Taiwan Normal University,
Graduate Institute of Translation and Interpretation

Taught course in Chinese-to-English translation in MA program
February 2008-January 2009

Radio co-host:
Ivy League Analytical English

Taipei, Taiwan
August 1999 to present

Writer, translator, editor:
Government Information Office

Taipei, Taiwan
June 1987-July 1990

Editor, translator:
Institute of International Relations

Mucha, Taipei
October 1984-July 1986

Visiting instructor, Chinese language:
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii
August 1983-July 1984

Contract escort-interpreter, Chinese/English:
U.S. Department of State
, Washington, D.C., 1982
The Committee on U.S.-China Relations, New York, New York, 1979

Language instructor, ESL, German, Spanish:
Berlitz School of Languages

Princeton, N.J., 1980; Washington, D.C., 1981

Organization membership:
Linguistic Society of Taiwan (LST)
Member: 1998 - present
Board Member: October 2007 - present