I'm Rachelle, or you can call me by my Chinese name Ruxin. Born and raised in southern China, I’m a person who loves reading Chinese literature and sharing the joy of reading. Having obtained an MA in classical Chinese literature in China, I went to London in 2013 to pursue an understanding of Chinese languages and culture in a cross-cultural context. After seven years of studying, living and teaching in the UK, I got my PhD in Chinese and Inner Asian Languages and Culture at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. It has been an amazing experience discussing and enjoying Chinese literature with friends, students, and colleagues from all around the world.
My speciality lies in pre-modern China, but as a university teacher and a private tutor, I’ve delivered courses and tutorials in both classical and modern Chinese languages and literature. I’ve also worked for museums, galleries, publishers, and individuals on short-term and long-term projects that are related to Chinese history and literature in different ways.
Take a look at what I do and find out how I can be of service to you. You might also want to check out my blog and discover the Chinese literature that you don’t normally find in bookstores. Or, if you are looking for a community, visit the forum and start a conversation with people who share your passion for Chinese literature!
Services and Specialities
Engaging. Professional. Tailored to your needs.
Language learning: from classical Chinese to modern Mandarin
Directed reading of literature: from pre-Qin poetry to contemporary wuxia novels
Variety of online tutoring tools (whiteboard, screen sharing, video call, etc.) to ensure the smooth delivery of tutoring
Translation & Proofreading
High quality translation and proofreading for academic institutions, galleries, museums, and more.
Chinese/English/Japanese services offered
Detail-oriented and research-based manual translation for specialised material
Appropriate use of CAT tools to ensure consistent treatment of terminology
What People Say
"Ruxin's teaching was amongst the best I have experienced including at the University of Cambridge, UCL and elsewhere. She is passionate about her subject, thoughtful and patient, extremely diligent in helping students, and also inspiring and encouraging."
— Professor Adam Parr
Professor at the University of Western Australia and Venture Capital investor in Oxford