Prof. Ping Chen earned a Western medical doctorate at the Shandong Medical University with a specialization in cardiology. Subsequently she received a degree in Chinese medicine with
a specialty in Chinese herbal therapy from the Shandong Traditional Chinese Medicine University. Upon completion of her studies, she was made a professor at both Shandong Medical University and Shandong
TCM University. In China she was widely known and highly regarded for her command of English and her skills in translating texts on Chinese medicine. From 1992 to 1998 she translated and published over
one hundred books and innumerable articles on Chinese medicine to
facilitate the studies of foreign students visiting China. Director of the Confucius Institute, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor School of Languages and Cultures. Qualifications: PhD in Linguistics, University of California, MA in Linguistics, University of California, MA in Chinese, Chinese Acad.Soc.Sc.. She teaches Chinese language and linguistics.