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Zhuoyi Wang


Zhuoyi Wang
Zhuoyi Wang

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Christian A. Johnson Hall 402
315-859-4036

Zhuoyi Wang's research interest is in Chinese film history. His teaching interests include Chinese history, film, literature and language. He is the author of Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Wang has taught at various institutions, including the Summer Chinese School at Middlebury College, the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Kenyon College and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. He received his doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Washington at Seattle.

Recent Courses Taught

Modern China through Film
Remembering Chinese Revolution through Film 
Masterpieces of Chinese Literature
Modern Chinese Literature: Traditions and Modernities
Chinese Education in the Age of Americanization: Crises and Reforms
Changing Face of China 
Introduction to Chinese Culture and History
Intermediate Chinese
Current Issues in China

Selected Publications

  • Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • "Sanliwan: duoyuan chongtu zhong de dianying gaibian [Sanliwan Village: film adaptation in multipartite conflicts]," Wenyi yanjiu [Literature and art studies], issue 2, 2013.
  • Book Review: "Painting the City Red: Chinese Cinema and the Urban Contract," in China Review International, volume 18 no. 1, 2011.
  • Book Review: "Adapted for the Screen: the Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film," in China Review International, volume 17 no. 3, 2010.
  • “From The Life of Wu Xun to the Career of Song Jingshi -- Crisis and Adaptation of Private Studio Filmmaking Legacy: 1951-1956,” in Journal of Chinese Cinemas, volume 5, issue 1, 2011.
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  • “Mingong de fuse” [The Skin Color of Chinese Migrant Workers], in Zhongguo laogong guancha [China Labor Study]. New York, 2004.
  • “Cong aodesa jieti dao shimaozhongxin – zhanjian bojiangjin dui “zhenshi” de jiqing yu women dui 9/11 de jiqing” [From Odessa Steps to World Trade Center — on the Passion for the Real in Battleship Potemkin and the September 11 attacks], in Beijing dianying xueyuan xuebao [Journal of Beijing Film Academy], issue 5, 2003.

Published Translations:

  • Braester, Yomi “Chengshi jingguan yu lishi jiyi — guanyu Longxugou” [Urban Spectacle and Historical Memory: On Dragon Whisker Creek], in Beijing: Dushi xiangxiang yu wenhua jiyi [Beijing: Urban imagination and cultural memory], eds. Chen Pingyuan and Wang Dewei Beijing: Beijing daxue chubanshe [Beijing University Press], 2005.
  • Dong, Madeleine Yue “Guojia shijiao yu bentu wenhua — minguo wenxue zhong de Beijing” [National Perspective and Local Culture: Beijing in Republican Literature], in Beijing: Dushi xiangxiang yu wenhua jiyi [Beijing: Urban imagination and cultural memory], eds. Chen Pingyuan and Wang Dewei Beijing: Beijing daxue chubanshe [Beijing University Press], 2005.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2009

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Washington
M.A., Beijing University, P.R.China
B.A., Beijing University, P.R.China

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