BU Shanghai Staff
Allison Rottmann, Director, Shanghai Programs
Allison Rottmann is an independent scholar in modern Chinese history who lives and works in Shanghai. From 2009 to 2012 she was the director of the Boston University Shanghai Center at Fudan University, and she’s happy to return to that position for the Fall 2013 semester. Professor Rottmann has been a visiting foreign expert at Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and she frequently lectures on Chinese history and culture to delegations from international universities and organizations. Her teaching and research interests include Shanghai history, gender in Chinese history, and the 1949 Revolution. She holds a Ph.D. in Chinese history from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from Duke University School of Law. She discovered her passion for China while studying international relations at George Washington University. Professor Rottmann first lived in China in 1985. Since then, she has enjoyed sharing with others her passion for Chinese culture and history (and food and tea).
Lisa Yu, Program Coordinator, Shanghai Programs
Lisa Yu is a Boston University alum (CAS 2010) and an alum of the BU Shanghai study abroad program (2009). She has spent three years living in Shanghai and has traveled to many places within China including Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Fujian province, Yunnan, Guangdong province, and many more. Lisa will be coordinating all of your field trips and your student life in Shanghai. She is somewhat your “local expert.” She is a great addition to our Shanghai office because she is the only one with unique experience of being a BU student and now a BU staff member in Shanghai. Her interest includes cooking (don’t be surprised if she hosts a dumpling party for you), traveling, and the local stray cat community in Shanghai (she adopted an adorable cat). You can follow her Shanghai experiences through her Tumblr blog.
Zhu Yu, Office Manager, BU Shanghai Office
Zhu Yu has a background in HR and Accounting. She is our local office manager and keeps track of all of our contracts and accounting. She is also an expert in legal and tax issues and dealing with Chinese red tape. When not busy handling our office affairs, Zhu Yu enjoys trips to exotic faraway places like Italy and France.
Zhao Yue, Language Coordinator
Zhao Yue earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Xi’an University of Science and Technology in 2009. After graduation, she decided to continue her education, specialize in language teaching fields, and become a Mandarin language teacher. She prepared for the post graduate exam for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of other Languages (TCSL), and in 2012, gained her Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of other Languages from South China Normal University in Guangzhou. During her post graduate study, she began teaching foreign students at her university. Zhao Yue was a Mandarin teacher for Princeton University’s Beijing Intensive Immersion Program in 2011. Zhao Yue joined BU study abroad in Summer 2012, quickly establishing an excellent reputation and popularity with students.