Chinese Language Instructor, Accredited Chinese/English Translator/Interpreter

Asian American Language Services                                                                                                                          Fax: (206) 350-1443

4981 Dunwoody Club Drive, Georgia 30360                                                                                                  Toll Free: 1-800-310-4150

E-Mail Address:                                                                                                                  Telephone: (770) 623-6688



Chinese Language Instructions; Translates/Interprets (simultaneous/consecutive): Chinese-English-Chinese

Accredited:           US State Department           U.S. Information Agency                    AAIT                ATA

Georgia Court Registered Mandarin Chinese Translator

¡́ Translation and Interpretation (English vs. Chinese, as well as in Braille in both languages):

                Business and Trade, Legal, Scientific, Religious, Academic, and Technical documentation.

¡́ Chinese Language Teaching                 ¡́ International Marketing                         ¡́ Public Relations

¡́ Inter-Cultural Coordination                   ¡́ Negotiation & Mediation                       ¡́ Anthropological Research


INTERPRETING (Both Simultaneous & Consecutive)

¡́ Simultaneous Interpreting on assignment for United States Information Agency, Atlantic Council, InfoSys Technologies, Inc. Market America, Inc., FIATA World Congress 2003 Bali, Indonesia, etc.

¡́ Completed depositions for many Law Firms in Atlanta & Birmingham, Alabama.

¡́ Completed court interpretations for both State Courts & Superior Courts in many Metro Atlanta Counties.



¡́ Contract Translator & Interpreter for U.S. State Department, U.S. Information Agency U.S. Patent Office,     U.S. Custom and U.S. Justice Department, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, etc.

¡́ Completed translation projects for International CDC, Monetary Fund, The Discovery Channel, AT&T, National Semiconductors, TAPPI, Scientific Atlanta, ATI, UPS, IBM, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, etc.

¡́ Completed a 30,000 words translation project for TESCO Drilling Technology regarding oil drill instructions.

¡́ Served as Column editor & writer for Chinese Community News of Atlanta.

¡́ Over 30 technical reports & other publications in both English and Chinese.


¡́ Chinese Language Instructors; for Atlanta Chinese Cultural Schools, Gwinnett County School Systems Evening & Weekend Classes; Allegheny County Community College (PA) Continuing Education Program; Numerous Chinese Language Intensive Training Classes for Inlingua, Diplomatic Language Services, etc. .


PRESIDENT & CEO                                                   A-A Language Services, GA                                                 1995-Present

CONSULTING ARCHAEOLOGIST                       EnviroSource, Inc. Norcross, GA                                          1995-Present

ARCHAEOLOGIST (SENIOR STAFF)                  New South Associates, Stone Mountain, GA                         1992-1994

SENIOR ARCHAEOLOGIST                                   Garrow Associates, Atlanta, GA                                                         1992

ARCHAEOLOGIST, GS-9  (TEMP)                        Mark Twain National Forest, Rolla, MO                                            1991

Graduate Student Researcher                 CRM Program, University of Pittsburgh, PA                           1989-1991

INSTRUCTOR (Continuing Education)                  Community College of Allegheny County, PA                        1990-1991

SALES MANAGER                                                     Terrell Corp., Wexford, PA                                                                   1990

DEPUTY DIRECTOR (Research Dept.)                  Natl. Museum of Ethnology, Beijing, China                             1985-1987

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR                                      Central University of Nationalities, Beijing                              1986-1987



B.A. History and Archaeology, Beijing (Peking) University, 1982.

M.A. Anthropology, Central Institute of Nationalities, Beijing, 1985.

(ABD) Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology at University of Pittsburgh, 1991.

M.A. General Linguistics at University of Pittsburgh, 1991.


History of Professional & Trade Involvement


2007-2008               Administrator, Chinese Language Division, American Translators Association (ATA)

2005-Present         Committee Member, Norm Committee, Association of Language Companies (ALC)

2003-2004               Chairman of the Board, Atlanta Association of Interpreters & Translators (AAIT)

2001-2002               President, Atlanta Association of Interpreters& Translators

1998-2000               Vice President, Atlanta Association of Interpreters & Translators

1999-2000               Assistant Administrator, Translation Company Division, American Translator Association       



History of Social & Community Involvement

2006-Present         Board member, Partnership for Community Actions, Inc.

2005-Present         Board member, National Family In Action, Inc. (NFIA)

2003-2004               President, North DeKalb Rotary Club, Rotary International

2002                        Member of the Board, Chair, Vocational Services,  North DeKalb Rotary Club, Rotary International         

2001                        Member of GSE (Group Study Exchange) Committee, District 6900, Rotary International

2001                        Team Leader, Group Study Exchange Program, Rotary International District 6900 Georgia, U.S. to District 3480 Taipei, Taiwan, 5 weeks with four young American professionals visited Taiwan.

1999-2000               Sergent-At-Arms, North DeKalb Rotary Club, Rotary International  

1998-1999               Board Member, Director of Community Services, North DeKalb Rotary Club, Rotary International            

1997-1998               Vice President, Atlanta Association of Chinese Professionals

1996-1997               Vice President, Chinese Business Association of Atlanta

1997-1998               Diversity Advisory Council Member, DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

1997                        Member of the Delegation, Trade Mission to Canada, led by U.S. Secretary of Commerce William Daley

1996                        The Atlanta Youth Peace Planting "Branching Out For Peace" facilitator.

1995-Present         Member, Board of Advisor, Public Relations, MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority).

1995-1996               Advisor, Chinese Business Association of Atlanta

1995                        V.I.P. Initiative program auditor, United Way of Metro Atlanta.

1995                        Southern Storytelling Festival: A Multicultural Experience, Southern Order of Storytellers, PR Associate of the Event.

1995                        Co-Organizer, Chinese New Year Festival, Chinese Community Center of Atlanta, Chinese Chess Open Challenge Games of Southeastern U. S. organizer.

1995                        Chinese New Year Concert of Atlanta, Chinese Business Association of Atlanta, etc. Event Director & PR, and Co-Producer.

1994                        Georgia Games, Atlanta 1994, Umpire for Table Tennis.

1994                        Asian Cultural Experience, Participant and Program Organizer, Atlanta Botanical Garden.

1994-                       Column Editor for both Chinese Community News (a Chinese newspaper) and Vietnam News (a Vietnamese news magazine).

1994-1996               Planet Atlanta: International Journal, Volunteer writer and distributor.

1994                        Investing in People: the U.S. South Africa Conference on Democracy and Economic Development, Atlanta, Registration and Media Control Service.

1993-present         Georgia Council for International Visitors, Georgia Ambassador and Host.

1992-1998               Big Brother Volunteer, one little brother is in College in Cororado now, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.

1992-present         Habitat for Humanities of Gwinnett County, Georgia.

1991                        Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



Public Media Experience

TV Appearances:

        1999                TV Interview at Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta

        1998                TV Commercial For MARTA Renovation Project Public Awareness Campaign

        1998                TV appearance for CBS investigate interview

        1997                TV Interview from Charles Tsai, at CNN on special program "Hong Kong Hand Over"

        1996                Interpreter for Channel 5 TV for interview with Mr. Fanzhou Pu, Chinese Sport Journalist

        1996                Interpreter for NBC interview with Xiaoshuang Li, Chinese Olympian Gold Medalist

1996                In Search of Southern Culture, In-depth Interview, Channel 11, Atlanta

1990                Focus on the Issue on Channel 40 (WPCB).

1989                TV interviews from Pittsburgh local channel 2 (KDKA) and channel 11 (WPXI).

1989                        Talk show guest for Weekend Magazine on Channel 2.


Trailor Movie Appearances:

1994                        Four Stars, Trailor Movie, casted as a Japanese Executive of a movie studio.

1993-1997       Numerous TV Commercial extras


2002                Interpreting for NPR ¡°All things Considered¡± Interview Report

1997                Feature Radio Interview on Market Place Radio, National Public Radio   

1995                Radio guest on Peach State Public Radio, discussion of Chinese New Year Celebration and Chinese in Georgia.

1990                        Radio guest on WYEP, two half-hour shows on introducing Chinese traditional music and its history.


Newspaper Press:

2004                Featured in Wall Street Journal Article ¡°Language Specialists Still Needed For Courtrooms, War on Terror¡± by Kris Maher, Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2004

1999                ¡°Asian Population at Rise¡± Gwinnett Magazine, March 1999

1998                "Labor Camp To language Services", Cover Story of Gwinnet Loaf, September 12, 1998

1997                Interview in "Three Atlantans Join Daley to Trade Mission", by Mathew Quinn, Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Tuesday, August 5, 1997.

1997                Interview in "Celebrating Hong Kong", by Elizabeth Kurylo, Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Sunday, June 22, 1997.

1997                Steady Progress Toward Freedom: As for Post-Deng China, ¡°Stability¡± will be the key word.  Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997.

1995                Pick a Sports, Norcross Athlete Digs In--Archaeologist just happy to compete on Atlanta Journal/Constitution, July 12, 1995.

1991                Cook of the Week  on Rolla Daily, Sept. 23, 1991.

1990                Pittsburgh Press Spectrum Column Feature Story: Americanization of Garry Guan photo and written by Steve Mellon, on April 30, 1990 (One and a half page).

                  (More than 15 times newspaper appearances in the past eight years.)


Other Social Affiliations


National Association of Asian American Professionals, Member, since 1997

Indian Professional Network, Member, since 1996

Club International, Member, since 1991

Organization of Chinese American, Atlanta Chapter, Member, since 1996

Asian American Journalist Association, Member, since 1995

Georgia Council for International Visitors, Ambassador, since 1994




1988        Forbes, A. "Chin-ho" Muslin in Northern Thailand.  With Q. Guo. Journal of Translations on Ethnic Studies, No.4:48-54, Beijing, China.

1987        Kuroda, Muslin in Japan--A Summary Report. Journal of Translations on Ethnic Studies, No.3:54-59, Beijing, China.

1987        Levkovichi, Sociol-psychological View of Ethnic Consciousness. (translated from Russian) Study of Ethnic Theories, No.3, Beijing, China.

1986        Balikci, A. Ethnological Film and Museum: A History and Summary.  Journal of Translations on Ethnic Studies 2:20-27.  Beijing.

1984        Wylie, T.V. Etymology of Tibetan: Bla-ma.  Collection of Linguistic Studies.  Central Institute of Nationalities, General editor, B. Huang, 1:385-389.  Beijing.

1984        Leacock, E. Introduction to Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Frederich Engels, New York 1973 edition. With H. W.  Hsu and Z. C. Lin.  Collection of Ethnic Studies, General editor, Y. Chen, 4:304-342.  Central Institute of Nationalities, Beijing.

1984        Ikeami, Jiro. The Expression of Nomadism in Chinese and Manchu Languages. Journal of Translations on Ethnic Studies, No.4:77-79, Beijing, China.

1983        Beckwith, I. Tibet and the Early Medieval Florescence in Eurasia.  Journal of the National Institute of Tibet  4:60-71.  Xianyang, China.


1993        Stephen V. Beyer. The Classical Tibetan Language. Albany, NY:State University of New York Press, 1992.  NAOS,  Vol. 9, No. 1-3:31-32.  Pittsburgh.


2007        Beijing 360 Degree.  Panorama Photo Album

1997       Steady Progress Toward Freedom: As for Post-Deng China, ¡°stability¡± will be the key word.  Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997.

1996        On Conformity of English/Chinese Translation and Transcription.  ATA Chronicle,  Vol. XXVIII, Number 4, April 1996.

1994        Garry X. Guan, Leslie E. Raymer, G. Ishmael Williams, Mary Beth Reed, and Christine Van Voorhies.  An Archeological Survey of 1,258 Acres and a 3.8 Mile Linear Tract in the Choctaw, Kiamichi, and Tiak Districts of the West Zone of the Ouachita National Forest, LeFlore and McCurtain Counties, Oklahoma.  New South Associates Technical Report 230.  Report submitted to the USDA Forest Service.

1994        Leslie E. Raymer, Garry X. Guan, G. Ishmael Williams, Mary Beth Reed, Craig Hanson, and Theresa M. Hamby.  An Archeological Survey of 8,380 Acres in the Choctaw, Kiamichi, Mena, Oden, Poteau and Tiak Districts of the West Zone of the Ouachita National Forest, Scott, Polk, Yell and Montgomery Counties, Arkansas, and Leflore and McCurtain Counties, Oklahoma.  New South Associates Technical Report 217.  Report submitted to the USDA Forest Service.

1994        Leslie E. Raymer, Christine Van Voorhies, and Garry X. Guan.  An Archeological Survey of 108 Acres of the Tiak District, 1,034 Acres of the Choctaw District, and 116 Acres of the Kiamichi District, Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma.  Management Summary.  New South Associates Technical Report 213.  Report presented to the USDA Forest Service.

1993        Garry X. Guan, Mary Beth Reed, and Leslie E. Raymer.  Archeological Testing of Ten Sites in the Proposed Horton Creek Reservoir Project Area, Fayette County, Georgia.  New South Associates Technical Report 190.  Report submitted to Mallett and Associates.

1993        Thomas R. Wheaton, Mary Beth Reed, Garry X. Guan, and Christine Van Voorhies.  West Cobb Loop, Cultural Resources Survey, Cobb County, Georgia.  New South Associates Technical Report 189.  Report submitted to the Cobb County Department of Transportation.

1993        Thomas R. Wheaton, Mary Beth Reed, Garry X. Guan, and Christine Van Voorhies.  Oakdale Road Extension, Cultural Resources Survey, Cobb County, Georgia.  New South Associates Technical Report 188.  Report submitted to the Cobb County Department of Transportation.

1993       Datum Controlled Method: A New Archeological Field Recording Technique, Society of Georgia Archaeology 1993 Spring Meeting.

1992        Phase II Archaeological Testing at Anson County Landfill Project Area, Garrow Associates, Inc. Atlanta.

1992        Love Poems of the Sixth Dalai Lama Tshang-Yang Gya-tsho.  In Textos Y Contextos: Estudios anthropol¨®gico-ling¨¹istico-literarios,  editados por Juan Adolfo V¨¢zquez, pp. 75-106.  Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1991        Fiscal Year 1992 Democrat, Lonely Oak, Big Goober, Big Paddy, Wild Turkey, Wagoner, Venable Cave, Burnt Cabin Timber Sale Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Survey Report, for Mark Twain National Forest, Rolla/Houston Ranger District, Rolla, Missouri.

1990        Phase II Archaeological Report on the Excavation at Mayview Site for Penn DOT I-279 Wetland Replacement Project, Upper St. Clair Township, PA. Co-author with Dr. Joseph Hopkins and Katherine Dinnel, Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc., Greenbelt, Maryland.

1987        On the Birch Bark Culture in the Northern Hemisphere: A Comparison of a wide-spread Cultural Character of the Peoples Who Live in the Northeast of China, the Siberia area of the USSR, and North America.  Cultural Relics in Northern China.  3: 40-45.  Harbin.  P.R. China.

1985        A Preliminary Survey on the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of the Ethnic Minorities.  Collection of Reports of the Graduate Students at  the Central Institute of Nationalities, Institute of Ethnic Studies, Central Institute of Nationalities, Beijing.

1984        On the Origin of the Offering Buildings on the Tombs in Central China: through the Burial Customs Observed among the Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan Province.  Collection of the Theses by Graduate Students at the Central Institute of Nationalities, General editor, He Yan, 1:130-142, Beijing.

1984        Introductory Textbook on Ethnic Minorities of China, for Elementary School Use.  With P. P. Luong. Beijing.

1984        A New Approach towards Understanding of Class Marriage in Australia and So-called "Punalua Family".  Collection of the Theses by Graduate Students at the Central institute of Nationalities, General editor, He Yan, 1:66-77.  Beijing.

1983        Education of a Hui People's Community in the Xuanwu District, Beijing.  With P. P. Luong.  In Education of Ethnic Minorities in an Urban Society--Beijing,  General editor, H. Wu, pp. 25-58.  Beijing.