Chinese Director, Confucius Institute, 2014-2015
Haiyan received her Ph.D. in traditional Chinese literature in 2000 from
Shandong University. Since then, she has served as a lecturer (2000-2001),
associate professor (2001-2006), and full professor (2006-present) at
Ocean University of China. In 2007 she was a visiting scholar at Yale University.
Her research interests are classic Chinese novels, modern Chinese literature,
and gender studies. She is currently a visiting scholar and Chinese director of
the Confucius Institute at Texas A&M University.