Yunshuang Zhang

Yunshuang Zhang

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Yunshuang Zhang


Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Yunshuang Zhang is currently a visiting assistant professor of Chinese in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Culture at Wayne State University. She specializes in literature and cultural history of the middle period China (800–1400), with a focus on poetry and literati culture. She is now working on her first book project, tentatively entitled Porous Privacy: The Literati Studio and Spatiality in Song China. It examines the distinctive significance of the studio space (an enclosed site specifically used for reading, writing, and art creation) during the 10th century to the 13th century through its literary and visual representations.

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  •  Chinese literary history; literati culture; material culture; sinitic poetry

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
  • M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University, Beijing, China, P. R.
  • B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University, Beijing, China, P. R.

Selected Publications

由《孫子兵法》注家身份淺析梅堯臣 (“On Mei Yaochen: From His Identity as the Commentator on The Art of War”). In Xiansong ji 弦誦集, ed. Ma Dongyao (Beijing: Zhongguo shehui kexue chubanshe, 2017), pp. 123–140.

“Taizong, Emperor (of Song).” In The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, gen. ed. Kerry Brown (Great Barrington, Mass.: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2014), pp. 698–709.

“Selections from Huang Zunxian’s Writings on Japan.” Co-translated with Jack W. Chen. Renditions 79 (Spr., 2013): 59–70.

“Xu Fang (1622–1694): Mount Qinyuhang” and “Wang Hui (1632–1717): Transporting Bamboo.” In The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China, ed. Peter C. Sturman and Susan S. Tai (Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Munich: Delmonico Books/Prestel, 2012), pp. 216–217, 260–262.

論宋人的“書齋意趣”和宋詩的書齋意象 (“The Significance of the Studio for Song Literati and the Studio Image in Song Poetry”). Wenxue yichan 文學遺產 5 (2011): 65–73.

Translation: 中華帝國晚期的慾望與小說敘述 (Martin W. Huang, Desire and Fictional Narrative in Late Imperial China) (Nanjing: Jiangsu renmin chubanshe, 2010).

Currently Teaching

  • CHI 2050 Gateway to Chinese Civilization

  •  CHI 2020 Intermediate Chinese II

Courses taught

Fall 2018

    CHI 1010 Elementary Chinese I

    CHI 3010 Contemporary Chinese Popular Culture