Jingyuan Zhang


Chair, Associate Professor-Chinese


Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
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Professor Zhang received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University. She held a tenured position in the Chinese Department and Institute of Comparative Literature at Peking University for 4 years, and later taught at Cornell and the UC Berkley before coming to Georgetown. Her main research interests are in modern Chinese literature and culture, particularly in the relationship between psychoanalytic theories and Chinese culture. At Georgetown she has taught courses on a wide range of topics on modern Chinese literature and culture, including film, media, and drama. As a member of the Steering Committee for the Comparative Literature Program at Georgetown, she has taught “Introduction to Comparative Literature.” She is also an accomplished painter, and her art works have been featured in public exhibitions both in the U.S. and in China.