Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. Yu Zhang

Chair, Modern Languages & Literatures

Associate Professor of Chinese

Yu Zhangyzstearns@loyola.edu
Maryland Hall 458

Yu Zhang Stearns specializes in late imperial Chinese literature such as poetry, vernacular fiction and tanci fiction. Her current research focuses on the intersection of gender, text, and religion at the turn of the twentieth century. She is the author of Interfamily Tanci Writing in Nineteenth Century China: Bonds and Boundaries (Lexington Press, 2018), which examines a group of tanci writers connected within one extensive family network and the significance of their works. Her recent and forthcoming publications appear in peer-reviewed journals including Ming Qing StudiesFrontiers of Literary Studies in China, and so on. She is also active in publishing book reviews. At Loyola, she teaches Mandarin Chinese, as well as content courses about Chinese literature, film, and gender issues in East Asia. Besides work, she likes to cook, read detective stories, and explore walking trails.  Here is her c.v.

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Spring 2021 Course List

Spring 2021 Office Hours forthcoming

Due to the Corona Virus, we are working partly on campus.

Thomas Ward

Thomas Ward, Ph.D.

A long-time proponent of service-learning, Dr. Ward's students connect with language and community through work with a Peruvian cooperative in Baltimore

Modern Languages & Literatures