Yang Zhao

Yang Zhao


Specialization: Premodern Chinese literature

Office: HSSB 2231

Yang’s research focuses on Ming-Qing Chinese literature. Her dissertation topic is women’s painting-poetry (tihua shi 題畫詩) in late imperial China.

Academic History

  • M.A., University of Georgia
    Thesis Title: “Judge Bao, Hamlet and Dupin: Waking Dreamers in Chinese and Western Detective Stories”
  • B.A., University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Xi’an University of Science and Technology


Teaching Experience

  • Fall 2015 – present. Chinese 1-2-3: Elementary Modern Chinese. Professor Chen-Chuan Hsu, Professor Daoxiong Guan.
  • Spring 2018. Chinese/Comparative Literature 31: Chinese Love Stories. Professor Xiaorong Li.

Conference Papers

  • “Dramas in the Dream of the Red Chamber” – Paper presented at the 2012 Southeast Conference/Association of Asian Studies, Greenville, SC. 14 Jan 2012.


  • 2010-2011  –  International Student Scholarship, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Spring 2009 – Spring 2010  –  Dean’s Academic Excellence Award, University of Nebraska at Kearney