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Mike Chu

Mike Chu

Professor, English

Tel.: (630) 942-3030
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2516A

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Asian Literature
  • English Literature
  • Idiomaticity
  • Modern English Grammar

Recent Courses Taught:

  • English 0491 - Preparation for College Writing I
  • English 0492 - Preparation for College Writing II
  • English 1102 - Composition
  • English 1130 - Introduction to Literature
  • English 2228 - Shakespeare

Current Projects:

  • Working on the second edition of Working American Idioms
  • Co-authoring three GEPT (General English Proficiency Test) preparation books for Bookman Publisher in Taipei, Taiwan. Intermediate Reading, High-intermediate Reading, and Intermediate Writing

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • English Sentence Combining. Taipei: Bookman, 1999.
  • Working American Idioms. Taipei: Crane, 1986.
  • Pitfalls in English. Lincoln: Athena Software, 1985.
  • Town Crier . trans. Taipei: Crane Publishing, 1984.
  • "White Cloud Spring" Plainsong, vol. 3, no. 3, Spring 1983. 20.


  • Ph.D. English - British Literature, University of Nebraska
  • M.A. English - British Literature, University of Nebraska
  • M.A. English - British Literature, University of Chinese Culture
  • B.A. English, Soochow University

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Instructional Alternatives
  • Outstanding Service, Nebraska Historical Society
  • Regent's Fellowship, University of Nebraska
  • Friends of Soochow, University Scholarship