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PhD Harvard University
MA Fudan University
BA Fudan University

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Research Interests

  • Classical Chinese Poetry and Poetics
  • Late Imperial Chinese Literature
  • History of Chinese Art
  • Garden Culture
  • Literary Theory and Criticism

Dr. Zhao received her PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations of Harvard University, and MA and BA from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Fudan University. She is currently working on a book manuscript, focusing on spatial imagination in late imperial Chinese literature and culture.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Chinese Literature
  • Great Works in Classical Chinese Literature before Tang Dynasty
  • Classical Chinese Literature
  • Topics in Classical Chinese Philology


  • “Realm of Shadows and Dreams: Theatrical and Fictional Lyricism in Early Qing Literature” (PhD Dissertation, Harvard University, 2014).


  • “Catching Shadows: Wang Fuzhi’s Lyrics and Poetics,” forthcoming from CLEAR: Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, Volume 38 (2016/17).
  • “Rugao and Water Garden in Seventeen-Century China,” The Inaugural IAFOR International Conference on the City 2016, Official Conference Proceedings.
  • “Literati Use of Oral Genres to Talk about History in the Late Ming and Early Qing: From Yang Shen to Jia Fuxi and Gui Zhuang, and from Education to Cursing the World,” Chinoperl: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature, Volume 34 (2015).
  • “A Man between the Sky and Earth, Antiquity and Future: Xiang Shengmo’s Releasing Cranes Islet (1653)” 《上下千古中人:解讀項聖謨〈放鶴洲圖軸〉 (1653) 》, The Study of Art History《藝術史研究》14 (2012), Guangzhou: Sun Yatsen University, pp. 103-128.

Conference Papers

  • “Rugao and Water Garden in Seventeen-Century China.” The Inaugural IAFOR International Conference on the City 2016, Barcelona, Spain, July 17, 2016.
  • 《清初文學與文化中的殘山剩水》,中國文學傳統的轉型與跨國研究研討會,香港城市大學,2016年5月13日。
  • “What Remains of Mountains and Rivers: Ruins and Fragments in Early Qing Literature and Culture.” Comparative Perspectives on Senses, Sensibilities and Sentiment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, May 7, 2016.
  • “History as Puppet Theater: Jia Fuxi’s (ca.1590-1674) Drum-Ballad on History.” Roundtable discussion, Peripheral Visions in Chinese Literature & Drama: In honor of Professor Wilt L. Idema in celebration of his career & achievements, Harvard University, November 9, 2013.
  • “Small Shadow in Slushy Snow: Kou Mei’s Portrait and Cultural Memory.” Asia Intertwined: 16th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference, Harvard University, February 24, 2013.
  • “The Poetics of Playfulness in the Early Qing.” Annual Meeting of New England Association for Asian Studies Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst, October 20, 2012.
  • “From Dynastic Symbol to Cultural Product: Reading Images and Colophons in Kou Mei’s Portrait (1651).” Annual Meeting of American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, March 1, 2012.
  • “Looking into the Mirror: Visual Illusion and Self Perception in 17th Century Chinese Literature.” Culture at Intersection: A Literature Symposium, Harvard University, May 1, 2010.


  • 《晚明以降才女的書寫、閱讀與旅行》,復旦大學出版社,2016
  • 《劍橋中國文學史》之《文化唐朝》,北京三聯書店,2013
  • 《曹寅與康熙:一個皇室寵臣的生涯揭秘》第一、四章,上海遠東出版社,2005


  • RGC Grant-GRF/ECS 2016-2017
  • Ruins, Fragments, and Dreamscape: Spatial Discourse and Spatial Imagination in Early Qing Literature and Culture
  • 《殘山剩水與瑯嬛夢境:清初文學與文化中的空間想象》

Last updated: 12 December 2016