WANG, Haidan 王海丹

Haidan Wang
Assistant Professor
East Asian Languages and Literatures
Moore 355: 956-2053


BA 1989, Peking University
MA 1993, Peking University
PhD 2002, University of Hawaii

Haidan is the Chinese Language Coordinator at EALL and the Coordinator of Chinese for International Business Professional Program at University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM). She has been functioning as PI and coordinator in several federal funded projects, including UHM Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)’s Interdisciplinary Research Grants, the U.S. CIBER Consortium sponsored Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) Grants. She was also involved in other Department of Education Title VI projects for Chinese language teaching materials development and instruction. Haidan’s research and teaching interest focus on Chinese semantics and syntax, cognitive linguistics and Chinese language pedagogy, pragmatics, language program design, curriculum development, Chinese language testing for professionals, and teaching Chinese for special purposes.

Selected Publications

“Chinese for business professionals: Workplace needs and business Chinese textbooks”. (2011). Global Business Language, Vol. 16, pp27-42, also available at

“Review of ActiveChinese Courseware (,” Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching Vol. 2.1. 2011, pp 95-99, also available at

“The Elements of the Business Chinese Curriculum: A Pragmatic Approach.” (2007). In D. R. Yoshimi & H. Wang (eds.), Selected Papers from Pragmatics in the CJK Classroom: The State of the Art. Honolulu: Hawaii, pp. 203-209, available at:

“Integrating Pragmatics into CFL Teaching.” (2007). In Zhu, Y. and T. Yao (eds.) Selected Papers from the Fifth International Conference on Chinese Language and Pedagogy, Beijing: World Publishing Company, pp. 223-232.

Yixiang Chonggou Yu Yuyi Jiegou Biaoxian [Image Reconstruction and Semantic Structure Representations].” (2000). In Lu, Jianming (ed), Mianlin Xin Shijin Tiaozhan de Xiandai Hanyu Yufa Yanjiu [Modern Chinese Grammar Studies Meeting Challenge of the New Century]. Jinan: Shandong Education Publishing House, pp 239-247.

“Image Reconfiguration and Syntactic Dislocation.” (1999). Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, May, Vol 34:2,  pp 1-20.