學術課程助理院長、研究生課程主任Assistant Dean for Academic Programme, Graduate Programme Coordinator
Professor Zhang is Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, Assistant Dean for Academic Programme of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and Graduate Programme Coordinator in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature. His research focuses on classical Chinese literature and recent developments in Sinology both in China and the Anglophone world.
Prior to his current position, he was Associate Professor (with tenure) in the U.S.
Professor Zhang is currently a fellow of Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Macau. He is also Associate Professor (by courtesy appointment) of Center for Chinese History and Culture at UM.
He has reviewed books and articles which were published by various publishers, including Columbia University Press, Harvard University Press, China Publishing House 中華書局, and China Social Sciences Press 中國社會科學出版社. He is a guest editor for the Journal of Chinese Humanities (Scopus index; published by Brill).
With respect to service at the university level, Professor Zhang has been elected as a representative to the University Senate, the Academic Quality Assurance Committee, and Senate Graduate Studies Committee. At the faculty level, he was elected as chair of the Faculty and Staff Enhancement Committee. He also serves as a member of the Faculty Management Team, the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, and Faculty Executive Committee. At the department level, he serves as chair of the Graduate Studies Committee, chair of the External Evaluation Committee, and as a member of the Academic Committee and Executive Committee.
Professor Zhang has been a visiting scholar, fellow, or received external grants to conduct research at Princeton University, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the Library of Congress, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Fudan University. He was also invited to participate in a seminar at the University of Cambridge. He has contributed to several government-sponsored research projects in the U.S., Canada, and China, including projects sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Chinese National Key Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences 國家社科基金重大項目.
Professor Zhang was the recipient of 2021 FAH Excellence in Research Award at UM.
In the past three years, Professor Zhang has published or has forthcoming the five books or book-length journal special issues listed below:
Lore and Verse: Poems on History in Early Medieval China (State University of New York Press, 2022), sole author. https://sunypress.edu/Books/L/Lore-and-Verse
Recent Research in Sinology and Classical Chinese Literary Studies 晚近漢學與中國古代文學研究 (forthcoming with Peking University Press 北京大學出版社), sole author.
The Interrelation between Poetry and History in Medieval Chinese Literature 中古文學中的詩與史 (Fudan University Press 復旦大學出版社, 2020), co-editor. http://www.fudanpress.com/showdetail.asp?bookid=13440
Special issue of Journal of Chinese Humanities“New Interpretations of Medieval Chinese Literature” (Brill, 2022), editor. https://brill.com/view/journals/joch/7/3/joch.7.issue-3.xml
Special issue of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities“Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies,” co-editor. https://rupkatha.com/v14n1.php
In addition to the books and journal special issues listed above, Professor Zhang has recently published or has forthcoming articles and reviews about Chinese literature and culture in such A&HCI journals as Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (Edinburgh University Press), Early Medieval China, Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (Duke University Press), Journal of Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press), and Journal of Royal Asiatic Studies (Cambridge University Press), in such Scopus journals as Journal of Chinese Humanities and Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, and in such CSSCI journals as International Sinology 國際漢學, Journal of Chinese Classics Studies 古典文獻研究, The Humanities Journal 人文論叢, Literary Studies 文學研究, Journal of Chinese Literary Studies 中國文學研究, and Yangtze Academics 長江學術. His book chapters on Six Dynasties poets and Yuan dynasty literature have been included in books published by University of California at Berkley Press, China Publishing House 中華書局, and Fudan University Press.
Professor Zhang is equally dedicated to pedagogy and research and has published articles on teaching Chinese literature and culture in AsiaNetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts and Education about Asia (an AAS journal).