PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Senior Research Fellow
Room 640, Brennan MacCallum Building
+61 2 9351 5226
Yi Zheng received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Since then she taught modern Chinese literature and culture as well as comparative cultural studies in the US, Germany and Israel before coming to Sydney. She also held fellowships from the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies), Berlin; Collegium Budapest (Institute for Advanced Studies), Budapest; and the Porter Institute for Comparative Poetics, Tel Aviv. She is completing a monograph on civility and taste in contemporary Chinese print media, which is based on research completed in an ARC funded discovery project (2006-2008) investigating the changing structures of class and taste culture in China, of which she is co-CI.
- Comparative and Chinese intellectual history, cultural history, aesthetics;
- Modern (including early modern) literary culture, scientific culture;
- Contemporary cultural forms and historical contexts.
Zheng is currently a principal researcher in the cross-faculty collaborative project (Arts and Science), on The Changing World of Early Modern Knowledge: New Science and the Investigation of Things. This project studies together the European ‘New Science’ of 16th-17th century and the Chinese ‘Investigation of Things’ (gewu zhizhi) of Ming-Qing period. It aims to establish a new understanding of these modes of knowledge as epistemological corollaries of a global network of exchange and cross-fertilization.
Edmund Burke, Guo Moruo and the Sublime in Historical Crisis, West Lafayette: Purdue University Press (in press)
Civility and Class in Contemporary Chinese Print Media, London: Routledge (accepted for 2010)
Travelling Facts: the Construction, Distribution, and Accumulation of Knowledge (Baillie, C., E. Dunn and Zheng eds.), Frankfurt: Campus Verlag (2004)
|Special Journal Issue
Post-Mao, Post-Bourdieu: Class and Taste in Contemporary China, Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, (Zheng and Donald eds. July 2009).
“What Makes a Genre Blockbuster Good to Look at: Zhang Yimou’s Transformative Modus Operandi in Hero,” Film International (Vol.1, No.1, 2010).
“A Taste of ClassManuals for Becoming Woman,” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique (Donald and Zheng, 17. 3, Winter 2009)
“Cultural Tours and Spiritual Home,” PortalSpecial Issue on Chinese Cultural Nationalism (Vol. 4. No. 1, January 2007)
“The Figuration of a Sublime Origin: Guo Moruo’s Qu Yuan,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 2004, 153-198)
“Personalized Writing and Chinese Feminist Criticism in the ‘Post’-New Era,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature (Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 2004, 45-64)
“Ailing Zhang and Her Aesthetics of Existence,” Annals of Scholarship (14.3-15.1, 2002, 151-68).
“Modernisms in China,” Oxford Handbook of Modernisms, Peter Nicholls (ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (Donald and Zheng, forthcoming 2009)
“A La Modethe Provincial Cosmopolitan.” In Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change, S. H. Donald and E. Kofman (eds.), London: Routledge (2008)
“Richer than Before.” In New Rich in China: Future Rulers, Present Lives, David S.G. Goodman (ed.), London: Routledge (Donald and Zheng, 2008)
“Wenrenjingshen yu houshehuizuyiqingqu: sanwen wenhua piping (Literati Spirit and Post-socialist Taste: a Critique of Contemporary Essay Culture),” In Zhongguowenxue: chuantong yu xiandai de duihua (Chinese Literature: Dialogue between Tradition and Modernity), Qian Nanxiu and Zhang (eds.), Shanghai: shanghai guji zubanshe, 2007
“The Transformation of a Sublime Poetics,” In Travelling Facts, Baillie, Caroline, Elizabeth Dunn and Yi Zheng (eds.), Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, April 2004
“Cultural Traditions and Contemporaneity: the Case of the New Confucianist Debate,” In Entangled Histories and Negotiated Universals, Lepenies, Wolf (ed.), Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, March 2003
“Cultural Tradition and Modern Confucianism,” Humanities in Historical and Comparative Perspective, Sally Humphreys (ed.), Budapest: Collegium Budapest, 2001
“Narrative Images of the Historical Passion: those Other WomenOn the Alterity in the New Wave of the Chinese Cinema,” Transnational Chinese Cinema: Identity, Nationhood and Gender. Sheldon H. Lu (ed.), Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997
- Comparative cultural and intellectual history
- Modern, early modern, and contemporary Chinese literature, popular culture, scientific culture
- Comparative cultural studies
- Postgraduate coordination
- Departmental research coordination
- Referee for academic journals and publishers
- Postgraduate and honours thesis examination