Yang Zhao

Yang Zhao

Specialization: Premodern Chinese literature


Yang’s research focuses on Ming-Qing Chinese literature. Her dissertation topic is women’s painting-poetry (tihua shi 題畫詩) in late imperial China.

Academic History

  • M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Georgia
  • B.A. in English with Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Xi’an University of Science and Technology


Teaching Experience

  • Winter 2020. Chinese 101A: Introduction to Classical Chinese (Teaching Associate)
  • Spring 2019. Chinese 143: Urban Legends (Teaching Associate)
  • Fall 2015–Winter 2019. Chinese 1-2-3: Elementary Modern Chinese. Professor Chen-Chuan Hsu, Professor Daoxiong Guan
  • Spring 2018. Chinese/Comparative Literature 31: Chinese Love Stories. Professor Xiaorong Li

Conference Papers

  • “A Lost History: Women’s Painting-Poetry (tihua shi 題畫詩) of Late Imperial China” Paper presented at the 21st University of Colorado Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) Conference, CU Boulder, February 2020
  • “Engendering the Plum Blossom: Li Yin’s (1611-1685) Ink Plum in the Flowers of the Four Seasons (1694)” Paper presented at the Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities, UC Berkeley, April 2019
  • “Dramas in the Dream of the Red Chamber” Paper presented at the Southeast Conference/Association of Asian Studies, Greenville, SC, January 2012