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Dr. Haosheng Yang

Dr. Haosheng Yang

Dr. Haosheng Yang
Associate Professor

EDUCATION

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D.
    Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
    Dissertation: “A Modernity in Pre-Modern Tune—Classical-Style Poetry of Yu Dafu, Guo Moruo, and Zhou Zuoren”
    Committee: David Der-Wei Wang, Waiyee Li, Xiaofei Tian
  • Beijing University, Beijing, Chinak MA, BA
    Department of Chinese Language and Literature

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Late Qing, modern, and contemporary Chinese literature
  • Film
  • Popular Culture

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

  • A Modernity Set to a Pre-Modern Tune: Classical-Style Poetry of Modern Chinese Writers, Brill, 2016.

ARTICLES

  • Who Am I?: Identity, Resistance, and Resilience in the Classical-Style Poetry of Nie Gannu, in Journals of Chinese Literature and Culture, Vol.3, No.2 (2017), 335-356.
  • “舊體新聲: 魯迅舊體詩的歷史感和現代性” (New Voice in Old Style: Historicity and Modernity in Lu Xun’s Classical-Style Poetry), in文學經典與公民社會 (Literary Classics and Civil Society), ed. Gao Jiaqian, (Taipei: Guoli Taiwan daxue chubanshe, forthcoming, December 2014).
  • “郁達夫的遺民情結和舊體詩” (Yu Dafu’s Loyalist Complex and Classical-Style Poetry), in  從傳統到現代: 歷史與批評視角下的近現代詩學轉變 (From Tradition to Modernity: Historical and Critical Perspectives on Poetic Transition in the Modern Age), ed., Tsung-Cheng Lin, (Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, forthcoming, 2015).
  • “Infatuation with Skeleton: Yu Dafu’s Accidental Loyalism and Classical-Style Poetry,” in Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, Vol. 8, No. 1, (2014), 158-184.
  •  “Myths of Revolution and Sensual Revisions: New Representation of Martyrs on the Chinese Screen,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Fall 2012), 179-208.
  •  “浪漫主義詩人郭沫若的政治抒情: 以郭和毛澤東的詩詞唱和為考察中心 (The Political Lyricism of Romantic Poet Guo Moruo: An Examination of Guo’s Poetic Response to Mao Zedong,” in抒情傳統與維新時代 (The lyrical tradition and the era of reform), eds., Shengqing Wu & Gao Jiaqian, (Shanghai: Shanghai wenyi chubanshe, 2012), 555-580.        

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • “Affection or Disaffection: the Lyricism of a Traitor,” presented at the symposium “Back into Modernity: Classical Poetry and Intellectual Transition in Modern China,” Frankfurt, Germany, July 2014.
  • “Guo Moruo’s Classical-Style Poetry in Response to Mao Zedong,” presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March, 2014.
  • “Yu Dafu’s Tragic Loyalist Poetry,” presented at the 1st conference of The International Association for Comparative Study of China and the West, Beijing University, Beijing, China. July, 2013.
  • “An Alternative Response to Chinese Modernity in Zhou Zuoren’s Poetry,” presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Oriental Society, Portland, OR. March, 2013.
  • “Zhou Zuoren’s Classical-Style Poetry in Prisons,” presented at the 61st Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. September, 2012.
  • “A Modern Remnant Subject: Yu Dafu and His Classical-Style Poetry,” presented at the 60th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. October, 2011.
  • “Lyricism Behind Walls: Zhou Zuoren’s Doggerel Verses in Prisons,” presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. April, 2011,
  • “Myths of Revolution and Sensual Revisions,” presented at the 59th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. October, 2010.
  • “The Political Transformation of Romantic Lyricism: Guo Moruo’s Exchange of Poems with Mao Zedong,” Presented at the International Symposia on Guo Moruo Study and the Annual Conference of the International Guo Moruo Academy,” Shandong Normal University, Ji’nan, China. August, 2010.
  • “New Images of Revolutionary Martyrs in Three Chinese Films,” presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March, 2010.
  • “The Lyrical and The Epic: Guo Moruo’s Classical-Style Poetry,” presented at the 58th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Miami University, Oxford, OH. October, 2009.
  • “In the Name of Human Rights: The Lyricism of a Traitor,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Cambridge, MA. March, 2009.
  • “Accidental Loyalism: Yu Dafu’s Poetic Response to Chinese Modernity,” presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. April, 2008.
  • “Zhou Zuoren’s Alternative Response to Chinese Modernity,” presented at the Annual Conference of the Southeast Association for Asian Studies, Nashville, TN. January, 2007.
  • “Performative Sentimentality: Yu Dafu’s Poetics,” presented at the Annual Conference of the New York Association for Asian Studies, Canton, NY. October, 2006.
  • “Ji Dawei and Postmodern Queer Literature in Taiwan,” presented at the International Conference on Sinophone Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. April, 2006.
  • “Long Shot, Documentary Style, and Aesthetic Realism: Jia Zhangke’s Films,” presented at the Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Harvard East Asia Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. February, 2004.
  • “Wandering Youth: Platform by Jia Zhangke,” presented at the Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia University, NYC, February, 2004.

INVITED TALKS AND LECTURE

  • “‘死’的語言和活的文化” (A ‘dead’ Language and a living Culture), Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, Liaoning, China. June, 2009.
  • “哈佛大學的漢語教學” (Chinese teaching at Harvard University), Liaoning Normal University,  Dalian, Liaoning, China. June, 2009.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Invited peer reviewer for Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, June, 2013.
  • Panel Organizer: “Prison Break: Art, Film, and Literature of Incarceration,” the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. April, 2011.
  • Panel Discussant. “Literary Studies on Guo Moruo,” the International Symposia on Guo Moruo Study and the Annual Conference of International Guo Moruo Academy,” Shandong Normal University, Ji’nan, China. August, 2010.
  • Panel Organizer: “Between High and Pop Culture,” the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March, 2010.
  • Conference Co-organizer: the 58th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Miami University, Oxford, OH. October, 2009.

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Visiting Scholar at International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization,  Fudan University, China, Spring 2017
  • CFR Summer Research Appointment, Miami University, 2013
  • CFR Grant to Promote Research, Miami University , 2013
  • Grant for professional development, The Office of Liberal Education , 2012
  • Grant for professional development, Howe Writing Center, 2012
  • Summer Research Grant, East Asian Study Center of Indiana University, 2011
  • Proposal Writing Workshop Grant, Miami University, 2010
  • Summer Research Grant, East Asian Study Center of Indiana University, 2010
  • Summer Research Grant, Miami University, 2009
  • Grant of Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Miami University, 2008
  • Graduate Student Travel Award, Harvard University, 2007
  • Graduate Society Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Harvard University, 2006-2007
  • Presidential Instructional Technology Fellowship, Harvard University, 2006-2007
  • M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Fund for Summer Research, Harvard University, 2006                                                                              
  • Graduate Student Travel Award, Harvard University, 2005
  • Graduate Society Fellowship for Summer Research, Harvard University , 2004
  • Yenching Fellowship, Harvard University, 2001-2004

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCHOLARLY ASSOCIATIONS

  • Invited Member of the International Guo Moruo Study Academy
  • Member of the Association for Asian Studies
  • Member of the American Oriental Society
  • Member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language
  • Member of the Chinese Language Teachers Association
  • Member of the Midwest Asian Studies Association
  • Member of the Chinese Historian Society of America