About Dr Xiaohuan Zhao

Dr. Zhao's research areas range from linguistics and Literature to Chinese literature and culture. Within the area of linguistics and literature, he is interested in cognitive poetics, literary stylistics, literary translation, and classical Chinese philology and grammar. In the areas of Chinese literature and culture, he is most interested in early and medieval Chinese fiction and poetry, and pre-modern Chinese performance literature with emphasis on Yuan zaju (variety plays) and Ming chuanqi (romance drama). He is also interested in early Chinese thought, pre-modern Chinese legal and intellectual history, and Chinese folk beliefs and practices, particularly ghostlore, and their cultural and artistic manifestations.

Dr. Zhao has more than ten years of experience of supervising postgraduate students. He welcomes application from research students who wish to work in the following areas: Modern and Traditional Chinese literature, Religious and Folk Beliefs in Chinese Literature, Translation of Chinese Classics and Chinese Literature.