Xin Zou

Lecturer in East Asian Studies
Chinese Language
Phone: 
609-258-2716
Email Address: 
xinzou@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
232 Frist Campus Center
Degrees: 
  • Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A. from Peking University

Dr. Xin Zou earned her B.A. from Peking University (China), and thereafter an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Chinese Literature, and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research focuses on classical Chinese literature and cultural history, notably, the enduring interactions between socio-political change, language, and literature. In this regard, Zou has published multiple journal articles, annotated translations, and is currently developing her book manuscript provisionally titled, “History in the Making: The Transmission and Transformation of Anecdotes in 9th Century China.”

Zou’s research interests further include language reforms in modern China as well as Chinese language pedagogy. She co-authored Eyes on China: An Intermediate-Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (Princeton University Press, 2019). In 2021, she was awarded a Junior Method Course Initiative Grant from the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education to develop a “bridge course” that aims to 1) further integrate language and content instructions, and 2) incorporate original research into undergraduate coursework. In 2022, she won the Summer Fellowship from Princeton’s Center for Language Studies to create a pilot module for developing writing proficiency for Chinese language learners. For the summers of 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018, she served as a head instructor for Princeton-in-Beijing, overseeing teacher hiring and training.

 

Selected Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Annotated Translations in Edited Volume

“The Memoir of Li Ssu 李斯列傳,” in William H. Nienhauser, Jr. ed., The Grand Scribe’s Records (Bloomington: Indiana University Press and Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2021), 631-667

“Unofficial Biography of Yang Taizhen (A),” in Victor H. Mair and Zhengjun Zhang eds., Anthology of Tang and Song Tales: The Tang Song Chuanqi Ji of Lu Xun (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2020), 612-640

“Lament from the Xiang River” in Victor H. Mair and Zhengjun Zhang eds., Anthology of Tang and Song Tales: The Tang Song Chuanqi Ji of Lu Xun (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2020), 330-337

“Collecting Memories of a Fading Glory: A Study and Translation of Li Deyu’s (787-850) Ci Liushi jiuwen,” Tang Studies 36:1 (December 2018), 121-149

“An Account of Xie Xiao’e” (with a translator’s note), published in William H. Nienhauser, Jr. ed., Tang Dynasty Tales: A Guided Reader (vol. 2) (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2016), 339-364; Reprinted (with modifications) in Victor H. Mair and Zhengjun Zhang eds., Anthology of Tang and Song Tales: The Tang Song Chuanqi Ji of Lu Xun (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2020), 199-209

“Allegory and the Study of Tang Tales,” in Qu Jingyi and Li Jia eds., Multiple Perspectives on Literary Culture: Essays on Classical Chinese Literature 多元視角與文學文化:古典文學論集 (Beijing and Hefei: Beijing Normal University Publishing Group and Anhui University Press, 2014), 278-306

“Tang Narratives: Previous Studies and Current Trends (1990-2012),” Annuals of Tang Studies 唐代文學年鑒 28 (2013), 335-346 (in Chinese)

“Private Knowledge and Local Community in the Xie Xiao’e Stories,” Studies on Asia (2012), 61-80

 

Language Textbook

Chih-p’ing Chou, Jincheng Liu, and Xin Zou, Eyes on China: An Intermediate-Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2019)