Hongchu Fu Professor of Chinese Language and Literature
On Sabbatical 2015-2016
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, UCLA
MA in English Language & Literature, Fudan University
BA in English, Tsitsihar Teachers' College
Premodern Chinese drama, especially Yuan dynasty zaju drama; Chinese language teaching pedagogy; Computer-assisted language teaching
Chinese 111, 112 -- Elementary Intensive Chinese
Chinese 261, 262 -- Intermediate Intensive Chinese
Chinese 301 -- Advanced Chinese
Chinese 312 -- Advanced Chinese II
Lit 218 -- Evolution of Chinese Fiction
Lit 235 -- Tragedies East and West
Common Chinese Synonyms Discriminated. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2010.
Chinese Drama. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2012.
Yang Zi, Loyal and Righteous Yu Rang Swallows Charcoal: A Play in Four Acts, trans. Hongchu Fu, Journal of Song-Yuan Studies 39 (2009): 99-140.
Reviews, Essays and Articles
Book Review: Stephen H. West and Wilt L. Idema, eds. & trans. Monks, Bandits, Lovers and Immortals: Eleven Early Chinese Plays (2010), CHINOPERL Papers 29 (2011): 261-267.
"An Anomaly in Classical Chinese Drama: Loyal and Righteous Yu Rang Swallows Charcoal," Journal of Song-Yuan Studies 39 (2009): 85-98.
"An Anomaly in Premodern Chinese Drama: Reading Yu Rang Tun Tan," Chinese Kunqu Forum 2008, eds. Tang Yulin and Zhou Qin, Guwuxuan chubanshe, 2009, 107-12.
"On the Etymology and the Semantic Evolution of the Word Liuxuesheng," Studies of Chinese as a Foreign Language from Multiple Perspectives, ed. Cai Changzuo, Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2009, 608-12.
"On the Authorship of Three Zaju Plays Commonly Attributed to Yang Zi," Literary Heritage 6 (2008): 76-83.
"Principles and Issues in Multimedia Courseware Design," Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century, Macau: University of Macau, May 2008, 99-104.
"Development of Teaching Aids at the Electronic Age," Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Internet Chinese Education, ed. Hsin Shih-chang, Taipei: Zhonghua mingguo qiaowu weiyuanhui, 2007, 467-74.
"Teaching of Chinese Lexicon Reconsidered," Essays on Teaching Chinese to American Students, eds. Cheng Aimin, et al., Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2007, 221-24.
"On Teaching Chinese Lexicon," Selected Essays from the Eighth International Symposium on Chinese Pedagogy, ed. Dibajie guoji Hanyu jiaoxue taolunhui lunwenxuan bianji bianweihui, Beijing: Higher Education Press, 2007, 236-41.
"Love from the Hairpin-box and Women as Source of Evil: A Feminist Perspective on Palace of Eternal Youth," Eternal Love: Selected Essays of the International Symposium on the Palace of Eternal Youth, eds. Xie Boliang and Gao Fuming, Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2006, 310-21.
"From Traditional to Electronic Classrooms: Multimedia Chinese Language Teaching," Practice and Research in Computer Assisted Chinese Language Teaching, ed. Zheng Yanqun, Beijing: Commercial Press, 2006, 122-27.
"Stroke Order of Chhinese Characters and Computer," Teaching of Chinese Characters and Computer Technology, eds. Ping Xu and THeresa Jen, Taipei: Lianjing shiye chuban gongsi, 2005, 121-30.
The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Chinese Drama, eds. Gabrielle Cody & Evert Sprinchorn, New York: Columbia University Press, 2007:
"Before the New Bureau Director Came"
"Eight Revolutionary Model Plays"
"Hai Rui's Dismissal (Beijing Opera by Wu Han)"
"In a Land of Silence (huaju by Zong Fuxian)"
Works In Progress
Yuan kan zaju sanshi zhong 元刊杂剧三十种 Annotated and Translated, a complete annotation and translation of the only extant collection of thirty Yuan dynasty zaju plays.