Zhenjun Zhang received his MA from Beijing University and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Buddhism and Tales of the Supernatural in Early Medieval China (Brill, 2014) and Traditional Fiction and Chinese Culture (Guangxi Normal University Press, 1996); co-author of Song Dynasty Tales: a Guided Reader (World Scientific, 2017), Comprehensive Commentaries on the Strange Tales from Liaozhai (Lijiang Press,1994), and Confinement and Transcendence: Observations on Chinese Townspeople’s Ideology in the San yan Er pai (International Cultural Publishing Co., 1988); translator of The Hidden and Visible Realms (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2018); and editor of several series of Chinese novels and Taoist texts. He has published in the Journal of Chinese Humanities, Journal of Chinese Religions, Chinese Literature: Essays Articles Reviews, Oriens Extremus, Early Medieval China, Acta Orientalia, Journal of Peking University, and Taoist Culture Studies. Currently he is working on two book projects, Dreams in Early and Medieval Chinese Tales and Life of Women in Traditional China. He teaches Mandarin Chinese, “Chinese literature and film,” “Cultures of China,” and “Buddhism and Taoism through literature and film.”
Fall 2017: Dr. Zhang is teaching:
CHIN 101: Elem. Chin.
CHIN 101 L 1/2: Lab
CHIN 103: Interm. Chin.
CHIN 103 L: Lab
LTRN234: Chinese Lit & Film
Regularly Taught Courses:
- Chin-101/102 Elementary Chinese
- Chin-103/104 Intermediate Chinese
- Chin-201/202 Advanced Chinese
- Ltrn/Asia/Film232 Cultures of China [through film and fiction]
- Ltrn/Asia/Film 234 Chinese Literature and Film
- Traditional Chinese Fiction and its interaction with religion and culture
- Classical Chinese Literature
- Classical Chinese Literature, women in Chinese literature and culture