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Yaohua Shi

Assistant Professor

Office: Carswell 006

Telephone: 336-758-3994; Fax: 336-758-4809

Email: shiy@wfu.edu

Office hours: M/W, 2:00-3:00

Abbreviated CV


B. A., English, Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute, China

Diploma in Education, National University of Singapore

M. A., English Literature, Clark University

Ph. D., Comparative Literature, Indiana University

Prior Teaching Experience:

Assistant Lecturer, Dept. of English, Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute

Teaching Assistant, Dept. of English, Clark University

Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Comparative Literature; Chinese Instructor, East Asian Summer Language Institute, Indiana


Chinese Instructor, Harvard University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Selected Publications:

Baptism, a novel by Yang Jiang, co-translator with Judith Amory, University of Hong Kong Press, February, 2007

"Maintaining Law and Order in the City: New Tales of the People's Police," in The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema in the Age of Reform, ed., Zhang Zhen, Duke University Press, 2007

“Beginning Anew: Repetition and Cliché in the Rulin waishi,Tamkang Review, vol. xxxvi no. 4, (Summer 2006), 2-33

“Reconstructing Modernism: the Shifting Narratives of Chinese Modernist Architecture,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 18, No. 1 (spring 2006), 30-84

"“Beginnings and Departures: the Dream of the Red Chamber,” New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies,  vol. 7, No. 1, June 2005: 112- 133

Book Review, Masculinity Besieged? Issues of Modernity and Male Subjectivity in Chinese Literature of the Late Twentieth Century by Xueping Zhong, Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese, (January 2002, vol. 5, no. 2): 156-160.

Mandarin III, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2002

Mandarin II, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001

Integrated Chinese, co-author, Cheng & Tsui, 1997