Yanhong Zhu Associate Professor of Chinese

Yanhong Zhu

Ruscio Center for Global Learning, room 228
(540) 458-8277


Ph.D. University of Southern California

B.A. East China Normal University



Yanhong Zhu's primary research interests are in critical theory, modern Chinese literature, and Chinese film and culture.


CHIN 261 - Intermediate Intensive Chinese I

CHIN 262 - Intermediate Intensive Chinese II

CHIN 301 - Third-year Chinese Language

CHIN 311 - Advanced Chinese I: A Kaleidoscope of China

CHIN 312 - Advanced Chinese II: Masterworks of modern Chinese literature

LIT 220 - Modern Chinese Literature in Translation

EALL 215 - East Asian Cinema


Selected Publications

Book Chapter

Zhu, Y. H. (2015). “Drama-tic Synthesis: Time, Memory, and History in the Writings of the Nine Leaves Poets”. Chinese Poetic Modernisms, eds. Paul Manfredi and Chris Lupke. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.

Zhu, Y. H. (2012). “The Moment and Eternity: On the Modernist Elements in Eileen Chang’s Fiction”. Zhang Ailing: Zhuanqi • Xingbie • Xipu (Eileen Chang: Legends, Gender and Geneology). pp. 59-74. Taiwan: Linking Publishing.

Edited Volume

Victor Fan, Frederik Green, Wei Yang, and Yanhong Zhu, eds. Special Issue: Collective Memory and Spatiality: Rethinking Post-Socialist/Colonial/Martial-Law Chinese Cinemas. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. Forthcoming.


Zhu, Y. H. (2015). “Bodies in Crisis: Sensuality and the Cinematic Reconfiguration of the Spy Genre in Contemporary Chinese Cinema”. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. Forthcoming.

Zhu, Y. H., V. Fan, F, Green and W. Yang. (2015). “Introduction - Collective Memory and Spatiality: Rethinking Post-Socialist/ Colonial/Martial-Law Chinese Cinemas”. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. Forthcoming.

Zhu, Y. H. (2015). “From the Exterior to the Interior: Chinese Women in the Films of the Postwar Years, 1945-1949”. Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies for Media and Culture. Forthcoming.

Zhu, Y. H. (2014). “Approaching Contemporary China: Chinese Culture and Language Teaching through Newspapers”. Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. pp. 482-489. Ha’erbin: Heilongjiang renmin chubanshe.

Zhu, Y. H. (2013). "A Past Revisited: Re-presentation of the Nanjing Massacre in City of Life and Death". Journal of Chinese Cinemas. Vol 7 (2), pp. 85-108.

Zhu, Y. H. (2013). “Visual Impact and Language Immersion: The Use of Film Adaptations in Advanced Chinese Language Teaching”. Proceedings of Eleventh International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. pp. 694-703. Chengdu: Sichuan chuban jituan bashu shushe.

Zhu, Y. H. (2012). "Globalizing Nanjing Massacre". Ecce (Visual Culture Criticism). Vol. 3, Special Issue, pp. 139-60.

Zhu, Y. H. (2012). "Audio-Visual Media and Language Learning: The Use of Video-based Material in Chinese Language Teaching”. Research on Concepts and Practice of Developing Chinese Language Teaching Materials: Proceedings of Tenth International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. pp. 257-262. Hangzhou: Zhenjiang daxue chubanshe.


Zhu, Y. H. (2014). Review of The “Sent-Down” Vision: Poetics and Politics of Zhiqing Literature in Post-Mao China. Dissertation by Yanjie Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dissertation Reviews.

Zhu, Y. H. (2013). Review of Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media, by Christopher Bush. Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews. Vol. 35, pp. 243-45.

Zhu, Y. H. (2011). Review of of Twentieth-Century Chinese Women’s Poetry: An Anthology, ed. and trans. Julia C. Lin. MCLC Resource Center Publication at the Ohio State University.


Work in Progress

Reconfiguring Chinese Modernism: The Poetics of Temporality in 1940s Fiction and Poetry

Screening the Unnamable: Chinese Cinema and the Historical Event


Visiting Positions

University of Southern California, Associate-in-Research of East Asian Studies Center, January - August 2013

Occidental College, Adjunct Instructor, Fall Term 2008