Hanruo Zhang

Chinese Literature
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  • M.A. from Renmin University of China.
  • B.A. from Peking University

Hanruo Zhang received her Bachelor’s degree from Peking University and Master’s from Renmin University of China. At Princeton, she will continue her research in pre-modern Chinese literature, especially poems, proses, song lyrics and other literary works from the Tang and Song dynasty. She is particularly interested in the representation of garden space and the creation of cultured natural space in classical literature. As she develops her ideas in Chinese civilization, she wants to make comparison with western literature and philosophical thoughts on garden and nature. Hanruo’s M.A. thesis examines the gendered screen image in the Song dynasty lyrics, analyzing the spatial function and pictorial metaphors of a gendered literary image. She maintains a continuing passion for Chinese culture and would like to do more comparative work with Western counterparts.