Shunzhu Wang
Associate Professor of Chinese Email: shuwang@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609) 896-7778
Department Name:
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Office Location:
Fine Arts 345

Faculty Office Hours

Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Associate Professor of Chinese
Email: 
shuwang@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609) 896-7778
Department Name: 
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Office Location: 
Fine Arts 345

Education

  • 1994--2001: Ph. D., Comparative Literature, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN 47904, U.S.A.
    Areas of study: Classical Chinese Literature; Modern Chinese Literature; Modern American Literature; Literary Criticism.
  • 1992--1994: M. A., English Education, Humanities Division, Wayne State College. Wayne, NE 68787, U.S.A.
  • 1982--1983: Diploma, Jiangsu College of Education, English Department, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China.
  • 1977--1980: B. A. , English Language and Literature, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Jiangsu Teachers’ College (present Soochow University), Suzhou,  P. R. China.

Employment

  • 2008-present: Rider University: Associate Professor of Chinese
  • 1999--2008: Bennington College, Bennington, VT 05201, U.S.A. (Bennington abolished Tenure in the mid-1990’s, all full-time faculty are indiscriminately “professors.” )
  • 1994 --1999: Purdue University, Graduate Instructor
  • 1992--1994: Wayne State College, Graduate Instructor
  • 1989--1992: Nanjing College of Communications, Director and Lecturer of English Department
  • 1984--1989:  Yancheng Institute of Education, Lecturer, Coordinator of Extensive Reading Program; Designated Student Counselor
  • 1980--1984: Yancheng High School (Provincial Key High School).  Teacher, Student Counselor

Publications

Books
In progress:

  • 二十世纪三十年代以来的美国文学批评, trans & intro. American Literary Criticism from the 30s to the 80s by Vincent B. Leitch who has agreed to add a chapter covering the period from the 1980s to the present. The original was publish by Columbia UP in 1988. Contracted with Beijing University Press for publication in 2010. Translation of the book proper (over 400 pages) is completed, in the process of formatting, proofreading and revising)
  •  理论之梳理、批评与辩护:里奇文论集, (Synthesis, Critique and Defense of Theory: A Leitch Reader)ed. & intro., contracted with Beijing University Press to be published in 2011.

Published:

  • 当代西方修辞学:演讲与话语批评 Contemporary Western Rhetoric: Speech and     Discourse Criticism. co-ed & trans. Beijing, China: China Social Sciences Academy Press, 1998.
  • 当代西方修辞学:批评模式与方法 Contemporary Western Rhetoric: Critical Methods and Paradigms . co-ed & trans. Beijing, China: Chinese Social Sciences Academy Press, 1998.
  • 与狮子为伍 (co-ed and trans. of Lie Down With Lions, a novel by Ken Follete)  Xian: Huayue Publishing House, 1987.
  • 中学生英语练习 ∙ 六 Middle School English Exercise Book  Vol 6.  co-author & ed. Nanjing: Jiangsu Educational Press, 1988.
  • 普渡风华 Pudu Feng Hua (Journal) 1, & 4. co-founder & co-editor. West Lafayette: P UCSSA Press, 1995 & 1997.

Articles:

  • “ The Search for Self and the Call of the Wilderness in Liang Du’s Xuese langman” (submitted for publication).
  • “Anchee Min” in Twentieth Century World Fiction. Ed. John Clement Ball, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010.
  • “文学经典与民族身份”童庆炳、陶东风编辑:《文化研究视野中经典的建构、解构和重 构》,北京大学出版,2007。“Canon (Re)formation and National/Cultural Identity.”  in The Construction, Deconstruction, and Reconstruction of the Literary Canon, ed. Tao Dongfeng (Beijing: Peking UP, 2007): 204--13. 
  • “文学的全球化”(trans. of”)  童庆炳、陶东风编辑:《文化研究视野中经典的建构、结构和重构》,北京大学出版社,2007: 176-91. Trans. of Vincent B Leitch’s “Globalization of Literatures” in The Construction, Deconstruction, and Reconstruction of the Literary Canon, ed. Tao Dongfeng (Beijing: Peking UP, 2007): 176-91.
  • “Deconstructing the Critical Dichotomy of Taoist Hermit Tao Qian VS Confucian Scholar Tao Qian,” in Comparative Literature in the Cross-Cultural Context. ed. Aimin Cheng and Yang Lixin.  Nanjing: Yilin Press, 2003. 
  • The Double-Voiced Feminine Discourses: A Comparative Study of Women Writers in Modern Chinese Literature and Modern American Literature. (Dissertation). West Lafayette: Purdue e-Pubs, 2001.
  • “Louis Chu”  in Asian-American Novelists. ed. Emmanuel S Nelson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2000.
  • “Anchee Min” in Asian-American Novelists. ed. Emmanuel S Nelson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2000.
  • “Of What/Whom Was Tao Yuanming Thinking” in Negotiating Space Crossing Borders. West Lafayette: Purdue Uni. Press, 1999.
  • "The Double-Voiced Feminist Discourse in Ding Ling’s ‘Miss Sophie’s Diary’ and Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God." Tamkang Review, 28, 1, 1997.
  • “缠 小足,高跟鞋及女权主义随想 (On Foot-binding, High Heels and Feminisms).”   Pudu Feng Hua, 4, West Lafayette: PUCSSA Press, 1997.
  • “痛饮狂哥的背后:酒后话李白 (Li Bai (Li Po) and Chinese Wine Culture)." Pudu Feng Hua, 1, West Lafayette: PUCSSA Press, 1995.
  • “Chapter 5 &  6.” Middle School English Exercise Book Vol 6. Nanjing: Jiangsu Educational Press, 1988.
  • "Magic Mill (Part 1, 2, and 3)," (An introduction and annotation to the story) High School     Students’ English), 6, 1986.
  • “吻” (trans. of "Kiss ", a short story by Kate Chopin, which was published in  《中国翻译通讯》, China Translators Journal, as the source text for a translation contest sponsored by China Translators’ Association in 1986).
    ***The contest was extremely competitive, for it was a nationwide contest, open to people from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao as well as Mainland China, and to both amateurs and professionals.  Among thousands of submissions, this translation won the second place.

Presentations

  • “The Search for Self and the Call of the Wilderness” at the ACCL International Conference on Literature and Environment held Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, 2007
  • “Democracy, Revolution and Literary Movements in Modern China” at the Social Science Colloquium sponsored by Bennington College, 2006.
  • “Canon (Re)formation and National/Cultural Identity” at the International Conference on Canon (Re)formation in the Context of Cultural Studies in Beijing, 2005.
  • “The Disorder of Critical Reading” (lecture) at the Postmodern Theory Seminar hosted by Suzhou University in China, 2005.
  • “The Shaping of Chinese Mind: Chinese Ambivalence towards Western Democracy” at the National Convention of US-China Peoples Friendship Association, 2005.
  • “Images of Beauty in China and US: Past and Present” at the Cross-Cultural Colloquium: Perspectives on Gender sponsored by Bennington College, 2004.
  • “Women as Self-Conscious Beautiful Objects in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth” at the Social Science Colloquium sponsored by Bennington College, 2004.
  • “Deconstructing the Critical Dichotomy of Daoist Hermit Tao Yuanming vs. Confucian Scholar Tao Yuanming” at The 7th Triennial Congress of Chinese Comparative Literature Association and the International Conference on Beginning of the New Century: Comparative Literature in a Cross-Cultural Context.  Nanjing, China 2003.
  • “Creating an Appeal for Chinese Language and Culture for Your Students: A Collaboration between College and Elementary School Faculty” at 2000 VFLA Convention.

Honors

  • Invited speaker at the 2005 annual convention of US-China Peoples Friendship Association (USCPFA)
  • Invited speaker at the 2005 Post Theory Seminar sponsored by Soochow University, China. 
  • Referee, for Mosaic, an internationally known academic journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, published by University of Manitoba, Canada.  2001 till present.
  • Inclusion in Directory of American Scholars
  • Vice President, of the International Club of Wayne State College, 1992 -1993.
  • Vice President, of Purdue University Chinese Students and Scholars Association, 1996-1997.

Grants and Awards

  • Certificate of Excellence: Rider University Bridging Research, Instruction, and Discipline-Grounded Epistemologies, May 2010
  • Summer Research Fellowship: Rider University, Summer, 2009.
  • Outstanding Teacher:  Recognized by the Teaching Awards Committee of FLL, Purdue University, Fall, 1998.
  • Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship: Purdue University research grant for doctoral thesis, summer, 1998.
  • Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship: Purdue University research grant for doctoral thesis, summer, 1997.
  • International Club Scholarship: Wayne State College, 1993.
  • Excellent Teacher Award: Awarded by Nanjing College of Communications in 1990.
  • The 2nd Place Winner, Awarded by China Translators’ Association for winning the second place in a prestigious nationwide translation competition in 1987.
  • Excellent Educator Award: Awarded for academic contributions to Yancheng Educational Institute as well as excellence in teaching by Yancheng Municipal Government in 1986.

Professional Organizations

  • ACLA (The American Comparative Literature Association)
  • MLA   (Modern Language Association)
  • ACTFL (American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages)
  • VTFL (Vermont Foreign Language Teachers’ Association)
  • CLTA (Chinese Language Teachers’ Association)
  • AAS (Association for Asian Studies)

List of Course Taught at Bennington College (1999-2008)

Courses taught in Chinese:

  • The Concept of Family: From “Four Generations under One Roof” to “One Child” Policy
  • Experiencing the Daily Life as a Chinese
  • Festivals: Past and Present; East and West
  • Monuments and Icons in China
  • Tracing Cultural Roots
  • Tour China
  • “The Lost Generation” in Blood Romance (Xuese langman, 2003)
  • “Zhong (loyalty)” and “Yi (brotherhood/righteousness) in San Guo (Three Kingdoms) and Shuihu (The Water Margins)
  • Love and Self Identity in Honglou Meng (Dream of Red Chamber)
  • The Great Cultural Revolution and Cultural Identity
  • Root-Searching Literature and Cultural Identity
  • Representation of Women in Chinese Literature   

Courses taught in English:

  • On Art and Literature: Politics and Theatre in 20th Century China
  • Calligraphy I: A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Language and Culture 
  • Calligraphy II: The Stokes that “Run” between Poetry (as Verbal Painting) and Painting (as Visual Poetry)
  • Introduction to Chinese History
  • Issue of Gender in Chinese Films
  • Chinese Cinema: An Inside Look into China 
  • Death Penalty in China
  • Introduction to Classic Chinese Poetry and Ancient Chinese Philosophy

List of Courses taught at Rider University

  • CHI 100: Chinese I - Language requirement for LAS students, and for Chinese Area Studies Minor
  • CHI 101: Chinese II - Language requirement for LAS students, and for Chinese Area Studies Minor
  • CHI 150: Basic Chinese Language and Culture for Business 
  • CHI 200: Chinese III - Language requirement for LAS students, and for Chinese Area Studies Minor 
  • CHI 201: Chinese IV - Language requirement for LAS students, and for Chinese Area Studies Minor
  • CHI 300: Advanced Chinese Reading and Composition - Elective for Chinese Area Studies Minor and proposed Chinese Minor
  • CHI 307: Images of Women in Chinese Literature and Film - Elective for Chinese Area Studies Minor and proposed Chinese Minor
  • CHI 310: Chinese Culture and Civilization - Elective for Chinese Area Studies Minor and proposed Chinese Minor
  • CHI 311: Calligraphy as a Window to Chinese Language and Culture - Gateway Course to proposed Chinese Minor
  • CHI 490: Independent Research and Study
  • BHP 100: J2 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas 1 - Co-teaching with faculty from another department
  • BHP 150: J1 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II - Co-teaching with faculty from another department
  • IND 210: Global Encounters: Hong Kong - Co-teaching with faculty from another department
  • IND 210: Global Encounters: China - Co-teaching with faculty from another department