Associate Professor of Chinese
Office: 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 Studies, Frontiers 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. You can read more about Dr. Zhang Stearns in her curriculum vitae.