Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. Jinghua Wangling

Associate Professor of Chinese

Dr. Jinghua Wangling410-617-2795
Maryland Hall 448


  • Harvard University, PhD  (Pre-Modern Chinese Literature) 
  • Fudan University, BA (Chinese Literature)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Early and Medieval Chinese Literature
  • Classical Chinese Poetry
  • Chinese Language

Recent Courses Taught at Loyola University Maryland

Courses taught in Chinese:

  • CI101: Chinese I
  • CI102: Chinese II
  • CI103: Chinese III
  • CI104: Chinese IV
  • CI303: Selected Readings in Modern Chinese I
  • CI304: Selected Readings in Modern Chinese II

Courses taught in English:

  • ML310D: Introduction to Traditional Chinese Culture
  • ML306D: Modern Film and Classical Chinese Tales
  • ML324: Representations of Women in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature

Lectures and Presentations

Presentations at Scholarly Conferences

  • March, 2017. “The Evolution of Gender Disguise in the Legend of Mulan.” 227th Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • October 2015. “Cross-Historical and Cross-Cultural Transformation of the Transforming Mulan.” 69th Annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • October 2014. “The Yangzhou Legend: The Formation of Du Mu’s Fengliu Reputation.” 2014 American Association for Chinese Studies Conference, George Washington University, Washington DC.
  • September 2014. “The Versatile Mulan: From the ‘Ballad of Mulan’ to Mulan: Rise of a Warrior.” Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences (2014 international conference presented by Hofstra Cultural Center, The New York Conference on Asian Studies and the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies), Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.
  • March 2013. “Pleasure in the Details: A Shift in Focus of Medieval Chinese Poetry on ‘Observing Female Entertainers.’” The 223rd Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Portland, Oregon.
  • March 2012. “Self-Censorship Bound to Marginal Registration: Courtesan Poetry from the Northern Quarter in Ninth-Century China.” The 2012 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Toronto, Canada.
  • March 2011. “Commercialization and Professionalization: Poetic Capital in Ninth-Century Chinese Entertainment Culture.” The 221st Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Chicago, IL.
  • October 2009. “The Speaker and the Protagonist: A Tentative Approach to Analyze the Definiteness and Indefiniteness of Li Shangyin’s Poetry.” The 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society Western Branch, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
  • May 2009. “The Shaping of Du Mu’s Fengliu Poetic Personality in the Ninth Century.” T’ang Studies: The Next Twenty-five Years, University of Albany, Albany, NY.
  • March 2009. “To Be a Fengliu Poet in Ninth-Century China.” The 219th Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Albuquerque, NM.
  • October 2007. “Poet-Lovers: Ninth-Century Poetry on Entertainers.” The 2007 Annual Conference of the New England Association for Asian Studies, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

Service, Activities, and Memberships in Academic Societies

Service: College Activities (Representative assignments)

  • Coordinator of Chinese language courses (2009-Present)
  • Faculty Moderator of the Chinese Club (2009-Present)
  • Department contact for Loyola’s study abroad program in Beijing (2009-Present)
  • Core Advisor (2016-2017)
  • Honor Council (2015-2017)
  • College Board on Discipline Committee (2010-2016)
  • Academic Technology Committee (2013-2015)
  • Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Committee (2012-2013)

Memberships in Academic Societies

  • AAS (The Association for Asian Studies) 
  • AOS (American Oriental Society)
  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • T’ang Studies Society



  • “Singing Lips for a Whole Lifetime Watched:” A Study of Ninth-Century Chinese Poetry and Entertainment Culture “歌唇一世衔雨看”——九世纪诗歌与伎乐文化研究 (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2016)


  • “From Reflection to Desire: Fifth- through Ninth-Century Poetry on ‘Observing Female Entertainers.’” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China 10.2 (2016): 287-317.
  • “The Speaker and the Protagonist: A New Approach to Li Shangyin’s Poetry” 说话者与主人公:李商隐诗歌解析方法新探. Journal of Capital Normal University (Social Sciences Edition) 首都师范大学学报(社会科学版), 2011.10 (no. 5): 63-70.
  • “Always Expressed Indirectly? Li Shangyin’s Poetry about Women and Love” 楚雨含情皆有托?——李商隐女性爱情诗新探. Sinology Studies 中国学研究14 (2011.8): 88-95.

Book Review

  • Review of Linda Rui Feng’s City of Marvel and Transformation: Chang’an and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘I Press, 2015. The Chinese Historical Review 24-1 (2017): 110-112.
  • Review of Ruan Li’s 阮立 Tang Dunhuang bihua nüxing xingxiang yanjiu 唐敦煌壁畫女性形象研究 (A study of female images in the Dunhuang murals from the Tang Dynasty), Wuhan: Wuhan daxue chubanshe, 2012. Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China 16-1 (2014): 147-150.

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