Researcher biography

Dr Daphne Hsieh's research interests include teaching and learning Chinese as a second language, acquisition of Mandarin tones by English speakers, and popular Chinese fiction.

Her current research project examines contemporary Chinese knight-errant novels and film/TV adaptations.

Her other activities include:

* Organisation of School's annual "A Taste of University Chinese" program - an activity for high school students of Queensland

* Teaching of Chinese literature in Brisbane weekend Chinese language school.

Teaching

  • CHIN1100 and CHIN2100 Spoken Chinese 1A and 1B

  • CHIN1200 and CHIN2200 Written Chinese 1A and 1B

  • CHIN3120 and CHIN3130 Advanced Conversational Chinese I and II

  • CHIN3800 Contemporary Chinese Popular Fiction and Film

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning Chinese as a second language

  • Acquisition of Mandarin tones by English speakers

  • Popular Chinese fiction

Other Activities and Service

  • Teaching of Chinese literature in Brisbane weekend Chinese language school

  • 2014, 2015 Organise the School of Languages and Cultures Annual¬†Chinese Writing Contest

  • 2016¬†Work on the "Taste of Chinese" program - an event for high school students of Queensland