Maria M Yang

Maria M Yang

Maria M Yang

Adjunct Faculty


Since 2010, Maria Yang has been teaching “Taiwanese Literature” in the Modern and Classical Languages Department, George Mason University. The course is a general introduction to Taiwanese literature for students with or without a background in literature.  It has been recognized by students for being an outstanding Core Literature course, as documented in a recent letter of appreciation to Maria Yang by the Office of the Associate Provost, Undergraduate Education.

In addition to teaching the course Taiwanese Literature, Maria Yang has about 30 years of experience teaching Chinese language in both college and office settings. In the college classroom, she has taught beginning-, intermediate-, and advanced –level Chinese courses at Georgetown University, George Mason University, the University of California at Davis, and San Francisco State University. She also has extensive experience teaching Chinese in small groups or one-on-one at businesses, private language institutes, and federal and state government agencies, including 12 years at federal agencies through Centra Technology Inc.

Selected Publications

“The ESOL/HILT Students in Arlington Public Elementary Schools and the Correlation Between The Stanford Achievement Score and Language Complexity”

“Historical Change of Mandarin and Taiwanese Language”

“Confucianism and Book of Changes”

“The Evidence on the Rise of Capitalism in the Ming Fiction: Gold-Plum-Vase”


BA, English Language and Literature, Tamkang University, Taiwan 1977

MA, Chinese Language and Literature, San Francisco State University, 1984

Coursework in Ph.D. Program in Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1994-1997