Jing Luo, Ph.D., Professor of French, Chinese and Second Language Acquisition

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
  • MA. Peking University
  • BA. Peking University


  • ACTFL Certified Proficiency Tester of Chinese

Research Interest

  • General Linguistics, Biolinguistics, Language Acquisition
  • Urban Studies
  • China’s Political and Economic Transition

Publications and Continuing Work

  • Author/Editor. Cities around the World: Struggles and Solutions to Urban Life. 2 vols. ABC-CLIO, 2019.
  • Author. Business and Technology in China. ABC-CLIO, 2010.
  • Author/Editor. China Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the People’s Republic. 2 Vols. The Greenwood Press, 2005.
  • Author. Over a Cup of Tea — An Introduction to Chinese Life and Culture. University Press of America, 2004.


Jing Luo

Contact Information

G-06 Old Science Hall
Department of Languages and Cultures
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-4248 | jluo@bloomu.edu

Conference Presentations

  • “Why Action Is Worth More than Words — Neurological Evidence for Embodiment-based Language Teaching?” The 4th International Conference on Cognitive Research on Translation and Interpreting. Beijing Foreign Studies University, Nov 3-4, 2017.
  • “A Reading of President Xi Jinping’s Quotations.” The 21st ACPSS International Conference, University of Northern Florida, October 23-25, 2015.
  • “The French Railway and Its Cultural Impact.” 2012 Hangzhou International Symposium on Sinology and Sino-Foreign Relations and Exchanges. Institute of English Literature, School of International Studies at Zhejiang University, Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at Copenhagen University, and School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. Zhejiang University, November 14-16, 2012.
  • “Toward Establishing Corpora of Linguistic Interference.” The Symposium of Corpus Linguistics in China 2011 (CLIC2011). National Research Center for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University of Foreign Languages, and Beihang University. Beijing, November 19-20, 2011.


  • Founder of the Chinese Major/Minor at Bloomsburg University, and the partnership with Beijing Normal University School of Chinese as Second Language.


The Chinese Program