Jing Luo, Ph.D.


Bloomsburg University Employee

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

MA. Peking University

BA. Peking University

Contact Information


  • 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. The Geography of Disease: How Location and Culture Influence Health in Today's World. ABC-CLIO/Bloomberg Publishing Co. Forthcoming.
  • 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.

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.