Department of Comparative Literature& Languages
311 Calkins Hall
107 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Professor of Chinese and Comparative
Literature, Hofstra University
Ph.D. in Chinese & Comparative Literature, Washington University, St. Louis (May 1996)
M.A. American Literature, Fudan University, China, 1984
B.A. English Language
and Literature, Fudan University, 1982
Zuyan Zhou, Daoist Philosophy and Literati Writings in Late Imperial China: A Case Study of The Story of the Stone, Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, forthcoming.
Zuyan Zhou, Androgyny in Late Ming and Early Qing Literature, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003.
Zuyan Zhou & Wu Xinqiang, College
Core English, v. 5, Teachers’ Book (Beijing: Jiaoyu chubanshe,
Zuyan Zhou & Da Jun, College
Core English, v. 4, Students’ Workbook (Beijing: Jiaoyu chubanshe,
Articles in Refereed Journals
"Freedom from the Fetters of Consciousness: A Daoist Dimension of The Story of the Stone,” European Journal of Siniology, Winter, 2011, forthcoming..
"Strategies of Communicative Approaches in Chinese Teaching,” Chinese Language Globalization and Pedagogy, eds. Wu Yinghui & Mou Lin. Beijing: China Minzu University Press, 2011, pp. 273-282.
“Androgyny,” a long entry in Encyclopedia of History for Women, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 108-111(in large format).
“Gender Configuration in Women from the Lake of Scented Souls: Male Feminism and Its Limitation,” Tamkang Review (Winter 2007) vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 171-209
“Aspiring to be a Da zhangfu: Masculinization in Late Imperial Chinese Literature,” Tankang Review (Autumn, 2004), vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 129-167,
“詞匯擴展﹕中文生词教学法浅谈” (Vocabulary Expansion: Adopting Communicative
Approaches in Teaching Chinese Vocabulary), in <對外漢語教學與研究> (Teaching and research on Chinese as
a foreign language), an academic journal of Yunan Normal University,
2004, pp. 163-165
"Chaos and the
Gourd in The Dream of the Red Chamber", T'oung Pao
(Winter, 2001), Vol. 37, pp. 251-288.
Chinese Studies: Pedagogy in Using Feature Films in Chinese Literature
and Culture Classes," Southeast Review of Asian Studies
21 (2000), 53-66
Films in Chinese Studies: A Pedagogical Proposal," Journal of
Chinese Language Teachers Association 34, 3 (Winter, 1999), pp.
in The Journey to the West: Cultural Dialogism in Fictional Festivity,"
Chinese Literature: Essays, Reviews, Articles, v.16, (1994), pp.
Complementarity: A Key to Wu Jingzi's Gender Concept in The Scholars,"
Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, v.24, n.1
(Feb. 1994), pp. 1-24
"Animal Symbolism and Political Dissidence in Half of Man Is Woman," Modern Chinese Literature, (1994), pp. 69-96
Zuyan Zhou, “试谈马拉默德笔下的移民英语 “ (An analysis of immigrant English in
Malamud’s works), <外国文学研究 > (Journal of College Teaching)
Sept, 1987, pp. 30-4.
Zuyan Zhou, “黑暗中的探索者：试谈马拉默德笔下的犹太小人物 “ (Schlemiel questers in a dark world --- an analysis of Bernard Malamud’s little Jews), <外国文学研究 > (Journal of Foreign Literature) Feb. 1988, pp. 15-6.
Zuyan Zhou, “一幅当代人的生动写照：试析马拉默的的犹太鸟 “ (A truthful portrayal of modern men --- a study of Malamud’s story “Jew Bird”), <外国文学研究 > (Journal of Foreign Literature) Oct. 1988, pp. 25-28.
Zuyan Zhou, trans. <火车上的大盗窃案>
The Great Train Robbery, a novel by Michael Crichton (Haerbin:
Beifang wenyi chubanshe, 1987)
Zuyan Zhou, trans. <神秘的发烧
> Fever, a novel by Robin Cock (Shanghai: Shanghai yiwen chubanshe,
Zuyan Zhou, Yonxue Zhu & Guoqiang Zhang, trans. <莎士比亚悲剧论> Shakespearian Tragedy, a critical work by A. C. Bradley (Shanghai: Shanghai yiwen chubanshe, 1993)
Zuyan Zhou, trans.
“ (“The Lady of the Lake,” a novella by Bernard Malamud), <百花洲
> (A journal of literature), 1984, pp. 35-55.
Zuyan Zhou, trans.
“ª表兄刘易斯” (“Cousin Lewis,” a story by Jean Stubbs),
> (Foreign Literature and Arts), March, 1986, pp. 90-110.
Zuyan Zhou, trans.
“ (“Jew Bird,” a story by Bernard Malamud), <外国文学研究> (Journal of Foreign Literature)
Sept. 1988, pp. 10-15. [My copy is lost]
Zuyan Zhou, trans.
“维纳斯，丘比特，愚人和时间“ (Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time,” a story
by Peter Tayler) <外国文艺 > (Foreign Literature and Art),
Dec. 1988, pp. 157-189.
Zuyan Zhou, trans.
(Hunter’s Lodge,” a story by Agatha Christie) <剑与盾 > (A journal of literature), Nov. 1986,
“Strategies of Communicative Approaches in Chinese Teaching,”9th International Conference of Pedagogy of Chinese Teaching, July 24-27, 2011, Beijing, China
“An Antidote to the Emerging Commercial Culture: Promotion of Altruism as Shown in Contemporary Chinese Visual Media,” bi-annual meeting of Historical Society for 20th Century China, June 26th 2010, Philadelphia
“Suggestions about Exercise Compilation in Current Chinese Textbooks for Foreign Students,” 7th International Conference on Chinese Teaching pedagogy, Aug. 2009, Guilin, China
“Bird Imagery and Self Identity in Honglou meng,” Annual meeting of the Association of Comparative Literature of America, 2009, March 25, Boston, Harvard University
“Lei Feng’s Lingering Shadows: An Exploration of the Changing Ideology in Contemporary Chinese Visual Media.” AAS Annual Conference, April 2008, Atlanta,
Ambivalent References to Lei Feng in Contemporary Chinese Popular Media: Is Communist ideology Decentered?.” New York Conference on Asian Studies, Binghamton University, Oct. 2007
“Nostalgia for Mao’s
Ideology: China’s Cinematic Response to the Commercialization in Recent
Decades,” International Conference on Asian Merchant Culture at Crossroad,
Hofstra University Cultural Center, March, 2006
“Gender Constructions in Women from the Lake of Scented Souls: Male Feminism and Its Limitation,” New York conference on Asian Studies, Oct. 1, 2005, New Paltz
“Aspiring for the Autonomy Over a Female Body: Construction of Gender and Identity in Late Ming Literature,” Annual meeting of the American Association of Asian Studies, April 2005, Chicago
“Adopting Communicative Approach in Teaching Chinese Vocabulary,” The Fourth International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy, Kunming, China, July, 2004
“Celebration of the Sobriety in Inebriation: A Daoist Dimension of The Dream of the Red Chamber” International Conference on Daoism, Boston, June 2003.
“Freedom from the Fetters of Consciousness: Taoist Dimensions of The Dream of the Red Chamber” AAS Regional conference, 2001 winter, Chattanooga, Tennessee
"Modern Chinese Cinema," invited lecture at The Roger Gallery & Garden, Fall 2000, Jacksonville, FL.
"Moving the Screen into Classrooms: Pedagogy in Using Feature Films in Chinese-related Classes," AAS regional conference, 1999, Athens, Georgia
"Hundun (chaos) and hulu (gourd): Taoist Microcosms in Honglou meng," AAS regional conference, 1998, Charlottesville
"Plum Craze in Late Ming and Early Qing Literature," AAS annual conference, 1997, in Chicago
"Cao Xueqin's Antagonism and Lin Daiyu's Obstinacy: A Relationship Explored in a Minor Episode of Honglou meng," annual conference of Florida China-Link, 1997, Melbourne
"Using Feature Films in Chinese Literature and Culture Classes," annual conference of Florida China-Link, 1996, Tampa
"Carnival and Seventeenth-Century Chinese Literature," Departmental symposium at University of Florida, 1995, Gainesville
"Androgyny in the Ming Play The Peony Pavilion," AAS annual conference, 1994, in Boston
"Carnivalization in The Journey to the West: Cultural Dialogism in Fictional Festivity," AAS annual conference, 1993, in Los Angeles
2003, 2004, 2005: Asian Studies Supplemental Research Grants at Hofstra for Taoist Philosophy and The Dream of the Red Chamber (my next project)
2003, 2004,2005: Asian Studies Course Development Seed Grants at Hofstra University for the courses that I proposed, Lit 87 “Narrative Traditions in Modern Chinese Culture” ASST 11 “Introduction to Chinese Culture” and Lit 88 “Chinese Novel: Dream of the Red Chamber”
2001-2011: Faculty Research and Development grant, Hofstra University
2000: Summer Research & Travel Grants, Indiana University, University of Kansas
1999: Summer Research and Travel Grant, University of Chicago
1999: Summer Research Grant, University of Florida
1994-1995: University Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis
1993-1994: Dean's award for excellence in teaching, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis
1988: Highest-level award for excellence in teaching, Jiaotong University, China
1981: Prize in English Declamation Competition, Fudan University, China