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Xiaoquan Zhang

Assistant Professor World Languages and Cultures

Xiaoquan Raphael Zhang received his PhD in Chinese and Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. His primary research field is literature and culture of late imperial China, in particular literati and family literature/culture of the late Ming and the Ming-Qing transition periods. His research interests also include Chinese cinema and popular culture as well as translation and adaptation studies.

Degrees

PhD, Chinese and comparative literature, Washington University
MA, literature, Peking University
BA, literature, Peking University

Office
CAS-World Lang and Cultures
McCabe - 209
M,Th: 1:30pm-3:30pm, and by appointment
Contact Info
(202) 885-2376

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Teaching

  • Fall 2016

    • CHIN-400 Chinese Topics: Modern China/Popular Culture
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  • Spring 2017

    • CHIN-400 Chinese Topics: China Through Film & Fiction
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AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Chinese language, literature and culture

Additional Information: Raphael Zhang's primary research field is literature and culture of late imperial China, in particular literati and family literature/culture of the late Ming and the Ming-Qing transition periods, roughly the 17th century. By focusing on the more "marginalized" individuals and groups of the social elite and their ways of self-(re)presentation and identity (re)construction, Zhang's research aims to illuminate the intricate relationships between the political and the cultural fields in pre-modern China. His research interests also include Chinese cinema and popular culture as well as translation and adaptation studies. He has published articles and book chapters on Chinese literati culture/literature, contemporary Chinese cinema and its reception.

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