Professor Rupprecht has taught Chinese literature and language in North America, Germany, China and Taiwan for thirty years. She has done research on Zhang Hen-shui (1895-1967), one of the most prolific Chinese fiction writers of the twentieth century, and Wang Zengqi (1920-1997), the fiction writer, essayist and Peking opera playwright. She has given presentations at conferences on bringing Chinese fiction into the Chinese language classroom, developing advanced Chinese language curricula and material, intercultural communication, the pros and cons of traditional vs. simple-form characters, and TA training. Her second advanced Chinese textbook, Speaking Out: Issues and Controversies, will be published by Routledge in 2020.
EAS100Y Modern Standard Chinese I
EAS101Y Modern Standard Chinese I for Students with Prior Background
EAS200Y Modern Standard Chinese II
EAS400Y Modern Standard Chinese IV
“Developing Cultural Awareness in CLF Language Classrooms at a Canadian University.” The 15th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, June 29, 2019.
"How to Get Students Fired Up in the Advanced CFL Classroom." The 16th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese: New Visions for the Teaching of Chinese Language and Culture, Teachers’ College, Columbia University, May 5, 2018.
“On Selecting Material for Advanced Chinese Language Courses.” The 14th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy, University of Macao, Macao SAR, China, June 16, 2017.
“Traditional Characters vs. Simplified Characters.” The 14th New York International Conference on Global Perspectives in Teaching Chinese Language & Culture, New School University, May 7, 2016.
“Learning Language in Context.” The 13th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy, July 10, 2015, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China.
“Advancing from Teaching Assistant to Course Instructor.” The 12th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy, June 27, 2014, Harbin, Helongjiang, China.
“On Selecting Contemporary Chinese Fiction for a Fourth-year Language Course.” The Annual Convention of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), Denver, Colorado, November 19, 2011.
A question-and-answer session on Language through Literature: An Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short-short Stories. Organized by CLTA (Chinese Language Teachers Association) at the Annual Conference of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) in Boston, Massachusetts, November 19-21, 2010.
MA and PhD, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin at Madison
MA, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Iowa
BA, Dept. of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Iowa