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Yang, Shuhnui

  • 207-786-6406
  • syang@bates.edu
  • Chinese
  • Professor
  • Roger Williams Hall, Room 205
  • Asian Studies

Shuhui Yang, Professor of Chinese, received his Ph. D in Chinese and Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.

Shuhui Yang, Professor of Chinese, received his Ph. D in Chinese and Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. His first book Appropriation and Representation: Feng Menglong and the Chinese Vernacular Story is a monograph on the role of the literati editor Feng Menglong (1574-1646) in the development and promotion of the vernacular story in Chinese literary history.  His second book Stories Old and New: A Ming Dynasty Collection is a complete annotated translation of Feng Menglong’s Gujin xiaoshuo (also known as Yushi mingyan, or Illustrious Words to Instruct the World), a collection of forty short stories first published in China in 1620.  Professor Yang is now completing his third book, Stories that Admonish the World: A Ming Dynasty Collection II, a complete annotated translation of Feng Menglong’s second collection of another forty short stories. The stories are valuable as examples of early fiction and for their detailed depiction of daily life among a broad range of social classes.

Professor Yang has taught Chinese 101-102 “Beginning Chinese,” Chinese 401 “Advanced Chinese,” Chinese 415 “Readings in Classical Chinese,” Chinese 207 “Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation,” Chinese 209 “Modern China through Film and Fiction,” Chinese 261 “Self and Society in Chinese Culture: Classics and Folktales,” and Chinese s30 “Chinese Calligraphy and Etymology.”  He also took Bates students to China in the short term of 1996, and was the co-director of Bates Fall Semester in Nanjing Programs in both 1997 and 2000. He is now preparing for the next Bates Fall Semester in Nanjing Program in 2003.


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