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Yiqun Zhou


Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor of Classics, by courtesy

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Yiqun Zhou is interested in Chinese and comparative women's history, early Chinese literature and history, Ming-Qing fiction, and China-Greece comparative studies.


Selected Publications


Festivals, Feasts, and Gender Relations in Ancient China and Greece (New York: Cambridge

            University Press, 2010)

Edited volume

Confucianism as Religion, co-edited with Chunsong Gan, special issue, Contemporary

            Chinese Thought, M. E. Sharpe, 44.2 (Winter 2012-2013).


Peer-reviewed journal articles

“The Status of Mothers in the Early Chinese Mourning System.” T’oung Pao, 99.1-3 (2013).

Honglou meng and Agrarian Values.” Late Imperial China, 34.1 (2013): 28-66.

“Temples and Clerics in Honglou meng.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 71.2 (2011):


“The Hearth and the Temple: Mapping Female Religiosity in Late Imperial China, 1550-

            1900.” Late Imperial China 24.2 (2003): 109-155.

“Virtue and Talent: Women and Fushi in Early China.” Nan Nü: Men, Women, and

            Gender in China 5.1 (2003): 1-42.

Book chapters

“Spatial Metaphors and Women’s Religious Activities in Ancient China and Greece.”

            In Shubha Pathak ed., Figuring Religions: Comparing Ideas, Images, and

            Activities (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2013), pp. 199-228.


 “The Child in Confucianism.” In Marcia Bunge and Don S. Browning eds., Children and

            Childhood in World Religions: Primary Sources and Texts (New Brunswick: Rutgers

            University Press, 2009), pp. 337-392.




·      Chinese Biographies of Women

·      The Chinese Family

·      The World of Confucius

·      Classical Chinese Rituals

·      Images of Women in Ancient China and Greece

·      Late Imperial Chinese Fiction

·      Soldiers and Bandits in Traditional Chinese Culture

·      Beginning Classical Chinese (III)

·      Advance Classical Chinese: Philosophical Texts