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Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Literacy, Culture and Language from Oakland University, Michigan. In the past 20 years, he has taught Chinese language and culture courses in two universities and one liberal arts college in both the U.S and China, including Oakland University, Guizhou University, and Presbyterian College. His research focuses on emergent bilingual instruction, second/foreign language learning motivation and efficacy, culturally sustaining pedagogy, critical reading modes in second/foreign language, university-community partnerships, etc. He teaches the 3rd-year advanced Chinese sequence, Chinese-American cultural comparison appreciation, Chinese calligraphy to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. He has published and presented research papers on L2 motivation and self efficacy, culturally sustaining pedagogy, emergent bilingual instruction, university-community partnerships.