Faculty & Staff
Rebekah Liu Smith
Adjunct Faculty Chinese
Office Location: Bogar Hall - Rm 215
Smith grew up in China during a time of rapid and tumultuous political changes. After graduating from high school during the Cultural Revolution, she and her classmates were sent to the countryside for almost three years to labor in the fields.
In 1977, when the colleges and universities in China reopened after being closed for 10 years, Smith was part of the first group to be admitted into Henan University, where she majored in English. Upon graduating in 1982, she taught English in the city of Luoyang for two years. Smith later returned to Henan University for another year of further study, and from 1985–89 taught English at the Railroad Bureau College in Zhengzhou, Henan. In addition, Smith worked as a translator and interpreter for the Henan Aluminum Corporation prior to moving to the United States in 1990. She translated articles, stories and novels, which were published.
In her spare time, Smith likes to read, travel and spend time with her family. She especially enjoys working with college students, sharing the Chinese language and culture with them. She finds it personally rewarding to know that some of her former students, after graduating from Susquehanna University, have gone to China to teach.
- CHNS-101 Beginning Chinese I
- CHNS-102 Beginning Chinese II
- CHNS-201 Intermediate Chinese I
- CHNS-202 Intermediate Chinese II