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Xiaoquan Zhang Sr Professorial Lecturer Department of World Languages and Cultures

Contact
Send email to Xiaoquan Zhang
(202) 885-2376
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M,Th: 1:30pm-3:30pm, and by appointment
Degrees
PhD, Chinese and Comparative literature, Washington University
MA, Peking University
BA, Peking University

Bio
Xiaoquan Raphael Zhang received his PhD in Chinese and Comparative
Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. His primary research
field is literature, culture, and history 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 comparative literature, translation and adaptation studies.
See Also
Chinese Language Study
For the Media
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Teaching

Spring 2022

  • CHIN-313 Advanced Chinese II

  • CHIN-313 Advanced Chinese II

  • CHIN-411 Chinese Civilization

Fall 2022

  • CHIN-312 Advanced Chinese I

  • CHIN-410 Newspaper Chinese

  • HNRS-050 Honors Supplement

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Chinese language, literature and culture of late Imperial China

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.

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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