DSU Professor Publishes Second Volume of Textbook
DSU Associate Professor of English Dr. John Nelson recently published the second volume in a series of textbooks for teaching English to Chinese business students. Continuing his work with several Chinese professors in Shanghai who teach business English, Nelson completed the first volume of a four-volume set of textbooks in 2009, and the second came out this year. Titled College Business English Integrated Course, the student and teacher's textbooks are published in Beijing by Quinhua University Press, one of the most prestigious university presses in China.
An English professor at DSU, Nelson worked through email with Cuiping Yang, a university professor in Shanghai. Nelson and other DSU professors have traveled to Shanghai to teach summer workshops to Chinese English teachers since 2001. Cuiping Yang was the primary host for DSU professors in their first visits, and she visited Madison for an extended stay in 2003. She is the primary editor of the text, working with the other editors, including Nelson, Ming-Fang Lin, Ya-Li Zhou, and Xin-Guo Ye.
Nelson and the other editors have completed volume three of the set and are currently working on the last volume.