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Ling-Ling Lisa Shih, Ph.D.


  • 115 semester credits, Tamkung University (Taiwan), 1987
  • B.A. California State university, Sacramento, 1991
  • M.A. & Ph.D. University at Albany, State University of New York, 1994, 2004.
  • Brief Biography

    Ling-Ling “Lisa” Shih is a lecturer of Chinese Language at Hope College, Holland, Michigan and an adjunct instructor in Sociology at Grand Valley State University. She was raised in Taiwan and completed 115 college credits at Tamkung University before immigrating to the U.S. She holds a B.A. in English (graduated Cum Laude) from California State University, Sacramento, a M.A. in Anthropology (with concentration in Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology), and a Ph.D. in Anthropology (with specialization in East Asian Studies) from SUNY Albany.

    Two current research interests are: 1) Chinese feminist writing in the 1930s and 1940s, specifically the feminist writing from a women’s magazine—Linglong and 2) Social Issues/problems in Contemporary China. She has a passion for teaching both Chinese language and contemporary Chinese society.

    Prof. Shih has accumulated a wide range of college teaching experience that has spanned more than a decade in the following areas: Chinese languages (from elementary to Advanced-Intermediate), Linguistics, East Asian Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology. She taught Chinese full-time (2007-2010) and Contemporary East Asia (Winter 2010) as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at GVSU. Before teaching in Michigan, she taught Sociology/Anthropology in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2005-2006. She also had good working experience as an interpreter and translator in court and business settings (1997-2001). Prof. Shih gained valuable teaching experience in Chinese and Linguistics (1991-1994) as a graduate teaching assistant. She attended many language/instructional technology workshops to improve her teaching and has presented papers and engaged herself in national and international conferences.

    She enjoys drinking tea, physical exercise, Bible study, walking/hiking/biking, experiencing new cultures/places, movies, live concerts, and listening to her daughter play piano.


    Professor Ling-Ling Shih