Associate Professor Yi Zheng

Associate Professor, Chinese and Comparative Literature

PhD, the University of Pittsburgh

School of Humanities & Languages


9385 1730
253 Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Cultural Studies, Literature in Chinese, Comparative Literature Studies
Tags: Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture, Communication Across Languages and Culture, Languages and Literature



    Book Chapters

    • Zheng Y, 2016, '“The Province, Other Worlds and Revolution (省城,他乡,革命)"', in Iwasa Masaaki 岩佐昌暲; Li Yi 李怡 (ed.), The Dancing Table: Late Qing and Early Republican Chinese Students in Japan and Modern Chinese Literature (清末民初赴日留学生与中国现代文学), edn. 1, Huamulan wenhua chubanshe, Taipei, pp. 219 - 228
    • Zheng Y, 2015, 'The World of Twentieth-Century Chinese Popular Fiction: From Shanghai Express to Rivers and Lakes of Knights-Errant', in A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature, pp. 244 - 260,
    • Zheng Y;Gal O, 2014, 'Global Motion and the Production of Knowledge', in Gal O; Zheng Y (ed.), Motion and Knowledge in the Changing Early Modern World: Orbits, Routes and Vessels, edn. 1, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 1 - 14,
    • Zheng Y, 2014, 'Xu Xiake's Travel Notes: Motion, Records and Genre Change', in Gal O; Zheng YZ (ed.), Motion and Knowledge in the Changing Early Modern World: Orbits, Routes and Vessels, edn. 1, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 31 - 45,
    • Zheng Y, 2012, 'Historical Crisis and New Poetic Spirit', in Fujita R (ed.), Issues of Far Eastern Literatures, edn. 1, St. Pertersburgh University Press, St. Petersburgh, pp. 251 - 272
    • Donald SH;Zheng Y, 2010, 'Chinese Modernisms', in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms,
    • Donald SH;Zheng Y, 2010, 'Chinese Modernisms', in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms, Oxford University Press,
    • Zheng Y, 2009, 'À La Mode: the Provincial Cosmopolitan', in Donald SH; Kofman E (ed.), Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change, edn. 1, Routledge, London, pp. 172 - 188
    • Donald SH;Yi Z, 2008, 'Richer than before - the cultivation of middle-class taste: Education choices in Urban China', in The New Rich in China: Future Rulers, Present Lives, pp. 71 - 82,
    • Zheng Y, 2007, 'Wenrenjingshen yu houshehuizuyiqingqu: sanwen wenhua piping (Literati Spirit and Post-socialist Taste: on Contemporary Chinese Essay Culture', in Nanxiu Q; Hongshen Z (ed.), Zhongguowenxue: chuantong yu xiandai de duihua (Chinese Literature: Dialogue between Tradition and Modernity, edn. 1, shanghai guji zubanshe (Shanghai Classics Publishing House), Shanghai, pp. 628 - 641
    • Zheng Y, 2004, 'The Romantic Transfiguration of a Sublime Poetics', in Baillie C; Dunn E; Zheng Y (ed.), Travelling Facts: The Social Construction, Distribution, and Accumulation of Knowledge, edn. 1st, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt, pp. 92 - 123
    • Zheng Y, 2003, 'Cultural Traditions and Contemporaneity : the Case of the New Confucianist Debate', in Lepenies W (ed.), Entangled Histories and Negotiated Universals: Centers and Peripheries in a Changing World, edn. 1st, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt, pp. 310 - 336
    • Zheng Y, 2001, 'Cultural Tradition and Modern Confucianism', in Szegedy-Maszák M (ed.), National Heritage and National Canon, edn. 1st, Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, pp. 145 - 176
    • Zheng Y, 1997, 'Narrative Images of the Historical Passion: those Other Women—On the Alterity in the New Wave of the Chinese Cinema', in Lu SH (ed.), Transnational Chinese Cinema: Identity, Nationhood and Gender, edn. 1, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, pp. 347 - 360

    Journal articles

    • Zheng Y, 2018, '危机与创造: 郭沫若的‘狂飙“诗意', 现代中国文化与文学, vol. 26, pp. 139 - 153
    • Zheng Y, 2017, '从《里门拾记》到《果园城记》:师陀小说原乡志系列', 现代中国文化与文学 (Modern Chinese Culture and Literature), vol. 23, pp. 1 - 17
    • Zheng Y, 2016, 'The prosaic and provincial history of an epic revolution', Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, vol. 63, pp. 138 - 152,
    • Zheng Y, 2015, 'Difang yu Taxiang: Li Jieren de Shengcheng Geming Shi (The Local Place and Other Worlds: Li Jieren's Provincial History of Revolution)', Minguo Wenxue yu Wenhua Yanjiu (Studies of Republican Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 1, pp. 118 - 128,
    • Zheng Y, 2015, 'The Prosaic and the Epic: Li Jieren's Modern Chinese History in Novel Form', Xiandai zhongguo wenhua yu wenxue (Modern Chinese Culture and Literature), vol. 15, pp. 285 - 293,
    • Zheng Y, 2014, 'The History of Words and Transformation of Ideas in 20C China (ciyu de lishi yu sixiang de shanbian)', Studies on Modern Chinese Literature (zhongguo xiandaiwenxue yanjiu congkan, vol. 07, pp. 197 - 201,
    • Zheng Y;Gal, Ofer, 2012, '“Beyond Accommodation”', Intellectual History Review, vol. 21, pp. 231 - 239
    • Zheng Y, 2012, 'Poetics of Crisis and Historical Redirection: Guo Moruo’s Modern Nirvana', Comparative Literature: East & West, vol. 16, pp. 47 - 66
    • Zheng Y, 2010, 'What Makes a Genre Blockbuster Good to Look At: Zhang Yimou's Transformative Modus Operandi in Hero', Film International, vol. vol. 8, pp. 47 - 63
    • Donald SH;Zheng Y, 2009, 'A taste of class: Manuals for becoming woman', Positions, vol. 17, pp. 489 - 521,
    • Zheng Y;Hemelryk Donald S, 2009, '“Introduction: Post-Mao, Post-Bourdieu: Class and Taste in Contemporary China”', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 11,
    • Zheng Y, 2007, 'Cultural Tours and Spiritual Home', Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 4,
    • Zheng Y, 2004, 'Personalized Writing and Chinese Feminist Criticism in the ‘Post’-New Era', Tulsa Studies in Womens Literature, vol. 23, pp. 45 - 64
    • Zheng Y, 2004, 'The Figuration of a Sublime Origin: Guo Moruo’s Qu Yuan', Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 16, pp. 153 - 198
    • Zheng Y, 2002, 'Ailing Zhang and Her Aesthetics of Existence', Annals of Scholarship, vol. 14.3, pp. 151 - 168



    • Zheng Y, 2017, On Ping Zhu's Gender and Subjectivities in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature and Culture,
    • Zheng Y, 2016, Public Discourses of Contemporary China: The Narration of the Nation in Popular Literatures, Film, and Television, UNIV CHICAGO PRESS,
    • Zheng Y, 2011, “On Frederic E. Wakeman’s Telling Chinese History: A Selection of Essays”
    • Zheng Y, 2011, “On Yingjin Zhang’s Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China,”
    • Zheng Y, 2008, “On Shu-Mei Shih’s Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific”

    Edited Books

    • 2014, Motion and Knowledge in the Changing Early Modern World: Orbits, Routes and Vessels, Springer, Dordrecht
    • Zheng Y, 2009, Post-Mao, Post-Bourdieu: Class and Taste in Contemporary China, Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney,
    • Zheng Y, 2004, Traveling Facts, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt

Teaching and Supervision

Yi Zheng teaches undergraduate courses in Chinese Studies subjects. Her postgraduate supervision interests include: modern Chinese literature, cultural history, intellectual history, comparative and Chinese cultural studies, contemporary Chinese culture and society.

Honours and prizes

2010 (Dec.) - 2011 (March) Senior (Visiting) Fellow, Asia Research Institute, the National University of Singapore
2009(July - August) Guest Scholar, Centre for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin
1999 - 2000Agora Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies), Berlin
2000 (winter) Senior Fellow, Collegium Budapest (Institute for Advanced Studies), Budapest
1997 -1998Post-doctoral Fellow, Porter Institute for Comparative Poetics, Tel Aviv University
1996 -1997Visiting Fellow, JFK Institute, Freie Universität, Berlin
1989 -1990Fulbright Graduate Scholar, US Information Agency

Engagement and Professional contributions

Australian Association for Chinese Studies, Asian Studies Association, American Comparative Literature Association