Jiayin Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate
Chinese Literature

Research Focus:

My primary research is about shihua (“Remarks on Poetry” in English), a genre that arose in the early Northern Song dynasty and became the most widely practiced form of literary criticism throughout the later imperial dynasties.

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Theory and Anecdote in Chinese Poetics: The Trajectory of Remarks on Poetry in Song Dynasty China


Academic History

  • M.A. Thesis: Chukar: A Plaintive Image in Tang Poetry
  • B.A. Fudan UniversityM.A. University of Colorado, Boulder

Teaching Experience

Assistantships:

  • Fall 2010 – Spring 2011: Intermediate Chinese Language
  • Summer 2010: Beginning Chinese Language
  • Summer 2009: Beginning Chinese Language
  • Summer 2008: Introduction to Chinese Art History

Awards

  • 2011-2012: University of California Regent’s Central Fellowship
  • 2007-2008: University of Colorado Barrett Scholarship
  • 2006-2007: University of Colorado Barrett Scholarship
  • 2004-2007: University of Colorado Regent’s Scholarship
  • 2000-2004: Fudan University People’s Scholarship
  • 2000-2004: Chinese Government Fundamental Subjects Scholarship

Publications

Publications (selected):

  • Catalogue entries: “Zhao Zuo” and “Zha Shibiao,” in Santa Barbara Museum of Arts ed., Invitation to Reclusion: 17th Century Chinese Painting, October 2012.『以品論畫:中國古代繪畫審美觀念的變遷』(“Pin as a standard of judging paintings: the transition of aesthetic values on painting in ancient China”), Yishu baijia 藝術百家 (Hundreds Schools in the Arts), 2011.4: 127-35.
  • 『心境與家世:柳宗元與劉禹錫山水詩文比較』(“Mood, experience and ancestry: a comparison of the landscape works of Liu Zongyuan and Liu Yuxi”), Beifang luncong 北方論叢 (The Northern Forum), 196 (Feb. 2006): 29-31.

Conference Papers (most recent):

  • 11/2012: “Jiangxi School of Poetry and the New Development of the Poetic Remarks,” presented at Western Branch American Oriental Society (WBAOS), Arizona State University.
  • 10/2011: “Ouyang Xiu and His Poetic Project in Liuyi Shihua,” presented at WBAOS, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • 10/2009: “The Northern Song Period Canonization of Wang Wei as Painter,” presented at WBAOS, University of California, Los Angeles.

Advisors

  • Dr. Ronald Egan, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University
  • Dr. Peter Sturman, Department of the History of Art and Architecture
  • Dr. Hsiao-Jung Yu, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies