Rose Oliver MBE / 王玫瑰 MBE爵位

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Rose Oliver MBE

Personal Information for the Official Website of the School of Foreign Languages

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Name: Rose Oliver MBE / 王玫瑰 MBE爵位

Research direction: Health and Wellness & Global Marketing

Office: C300b


Personal Introduction:

Rose immigrated to China in 2000 and has been working in Shanghai since her arrival from the UK, where she previously ran a Taiji school and cultural learning centre near Cambridge.

Rose was born in Yorkshire, which is in the north of England, but grew up in the south, in a small town between London and Cambridge.

In the UK, she taught physical fitness, yoga and taiji at the martial arts school she ran, also teaching at children’s special needs schools, adult education programmes, and mainstream middle schools, introducing Taiji’s health benefits and other aspects of Chinese culture and philosophy.

Rose loves Chinese culture and has been an avid practitioner of Taiji and other Chinese martial arts for over 30 years. She has travelled and taught in many countries and helped spread Chinese culture internationally. Her love of Taiji and cultural exchange has brought her into contact with many wonderful people, and even afforded her introductions to the late Queen Elizabeth ll, as well as Chinese President Xi Jin Ping!

Rose also loves animals, but doesn’t have any pets at present, as she is very busy, but has kept a dog, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, gerbils, birds (a cockatoo & love bird), turtles, snakes, and lizards among others. She once raised a wild squirrel that she rescued after it fell from a tree. It was about 5 weeks old and drank goat's milk, and liked nuts and apples. She also likes to foster dogs and puppies for animal charities.

Main Experience:

Rose has worked at Shanghai University for almost 23 years, teaching English for the Foreign Language Department; as well as conducting inhouse English training for Chinese teachers at SHU and French graduate students. She is passionate about offering students real opportunities to gain confidence and enjoyment in utilizing their English language, raise their proficiency levels, develop personal and social skills, plus gain understanding of other cultures.

Rose is also heavily involved in both the local Chinese and overseas communities through her own cultural centre and cultural exchange ventures. She is the founder of Double Dragon Alliance Cultural Centre, a non-profit organization, dedicated to introducing and promoting Chinese culture, as well as aspects of western culture, providing a forum for mutual understanding, communication, friendship, and cultural links.

Rose’s off-campus work involves a wide variety of cross-cultural exchange events, particularly in the fields of art, culture, and education; assisting the international community and local residents improve understanding and appreciation of each other’s cultures, enhance health and wellness, and build long term friendships.

Representative achievements:

§ Shanghai City Government’s Magnolia Award - Gold Award (2019): (白玉兰荣誉奖)

Awarded for continued service in cross-cultural exchange, education, promotion of China and Chinese culture globally, and contributions to the city and people of Shanghai. Awarded by Mayor Ying Yong in 2019. The award represents Rose’s two decades of devotion and service to cultural exchange and the promotion of China to the world.

§ Multiple Media & TV Appearances: National Chinese Media (2005 – Present)

Featured in entertainment programmes and documentaries for Xinhua News, China Central Television (CCTV), Shanghai Media Group (SMG), Ren Wen Media’s show “Speak Out”, among others.

§ Multiple Newspaper Articles: National Chinese Publications (2006 – Present): Featured Articles in People’s Daily, China Daily, Shanghai Daily, and Global Times, among others.

§ Cao Yang Park and DDA Retrospective (2020): Shanghai Memories & Archives, (挡案春秋) April 2020 Publication.

§ China Dream-My Dream (2015): Honorary Credential, Shanghai Memories & Archives, (挡案春秋) October 2014 Publication.

Main papers & textbooks:


§ Co-author, ‘Taiji Quan Philosophical Handbook’, Chinese Language: Partnered with Shanghai University Press (2018)

§ Co-author, ‘Taiji Internal Spirit’, English and Chinese languages: Self-published in Shanghai (2015)

§ Freelance Writer, Tai Chi International Magazine (2005 – 2016)

§ Columnist/Writer, International Tai Chi Publication (2005 – 2016)

§ Freelance Writer, Qi Magazine & TCAH Magazine (2005 – 2009)

§ Columnist/Writer, Two International Tai Chi Publications (2005 – 2016)

§ Co-author, Modern-Day Word Discrimination Thesaurus, Partnered with Tongji University Press (2007)

§ Editor and Proofreader, English Readers for Kids Magazine/Comic, Shanghai New Concept Teaching Research Centre (2003 – 2005)

§ Voice Recording – Oral English Training Material, Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute and Audio-Visual Publishing House (2002 – 2003)


National & International Awards

§ Shanghai City Government’s Magnolia Award - Gold Award (2019): (白玉兰荣誉奖)

Continued service in cross-cultural exchange, education, promotion of China and Chinese culture globally, and contributions to the city and people of Shanghai.

§ One of the Forty Most Influential Foreign Experts in China (2018)

Awarded as part of 40th Anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening Policy.


§ Emissary of Chinese Martial Arts in Shanghai (2017): (中华武魂) (The only western recipient)

§ Foreign Experts Symposium in Shanghai (2014)

One of only 50 international experts selected to represent international staff working in China and presented personally to Chinese President Xi Jin Ping.

§ Shanghai City Government’s 2013 Magnolia Award, Silver Award (2013):


Awarded for cross-cultural exchange, educational work and contributions to the city and people of Shanghai.

§ Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s 2010 New Year’s Honour’s List (2010)

Awarded for her tireless work in the fields of culture, education, and fostering Sino-UK relations. Presented by HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace in June 2011.

University and China Education Commission Awards

§ Most Outstanding Foreign Teacher for 2019-2020 Academic Year (2020): Shanghai University

§ Most Outstanding Foreign Teacher for 2018-2019 Academic Year (2019): Shanghai University

§ Most Outstanding Foreign Teacher for 2017-2018 Academic Year (2018): Shanghai University

§ Most Outstanding Foreign Teacher for 2016-2017 Academic Year (2017): Shanghai University

§ Devotion to Service at Shanghai University Award (2016)

§ Most Favourite Foreign Teacher of Chinese Students (2014): International Talent Monthly and ‘China Society for Research on International Professional Exchange and Development’ (CSRIPED) for Service to Education in China

§ Outstanding Teacher for International Curricula (2014): CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee of Health and Education; Shanghai Municipal Education Commission

§ My Favourite Foreign Teacher (2013): Shanghai University

§ Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Teacher Awards (2000 - 2017): Shanghai University

§ Annual Contribution to Students & Faculty Awards (2000 - 2017)

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