Professor of Chinese, Director of Asian Studies
Office: Thomas, 308
Degrees: Ph.D. in Chinese and Comparative Literature (Washington University); Master's in Comparative Literature (Washington University); Master's in English and American Literature (Southern Illinois); Bachelor's (Anhui University)
Year appointed: 2000
Dr. Tong taught at both the University of Colorado and Michigan State University before joining Marietta College in 2000. Dr. Tong's research and publications focus on culture, gender, and identity in modern Chinese literature and in contemporary Chinese visual culture, and on the pedagogy of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Her two recent journal publications are "'The Fairest of Them All': In Search of One's Self through Advertising" and "Interplay of 'Cultural Imperialism' and 'Cultural nationalism' in Multi-Nationals' Advertising Strategies in China." Currently, Dr. Tong is working with Professor Xu Hui from the University of International Relations in Beijing China on a collaborative textbook project of Chinese Advertising in the New Media Age.
Dr. Tong is Director of the Asian Studies Program and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages.