Xin Zou

Lecturer in East Asian Studies.
Chinese Language
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232 Frist Campus Center
  • Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A. from Peking University

Xin Zou is a lecturer in the Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. Zou received her B.A. from Peking University (2008), and M.A. (2010) and Ph.D. (2017) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Zou’s major research fields are classical Chinese literature and cultural history, especially, the enduring interactions between social-political changes, language, and literature. Zou has published journal articles, annotated translations, and a book chapter in this field. Combining her teaching and research interests, Zou’s current research project revisits the dichotomy between classical Chinese and the modern Chinese “vernacular,” explores the actual uses of the language in different historical and cultural contexts, and seeks to understand how “modern Chinese” became what it is today. Zou is also working on two intermediate-advanced level textbooks of modern Chinese with her colleagues at Princeton.