Professor of Instruction
- 1880 Campus Drive, Kresge Hall, Office 4-530
Professor Gu was born and grew up in Beijing, China. He received his B.A. in China; his M.A. in Australia; and his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon, U.S.A.
He has taught different levels of Chinese language and literature courses. His research interest focuses on pedagogy and Chinese American history.
In addition to publishing numerous articles, he is the author of two published books: "Picture Characters: Learning Chinese Characters through Pictographs" in 2006 and "Chinese with Lulu and Maomao" in 2008.
Professor Gu is the current Director of Northwestern Summer in Beijing Program, and served as the Director of the now no longer existing Program of African and Asian Languages in Northwestern University for its last ten years