- M.A. from and Columbia University
- M.A. from the University of Colorado - Boulder
- B.A. from East China Normal University
Zhuming Yao is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. His interests include early Chinese literature, comparative literature, and comparative antiquity. He is now working on a dissertation on the representation, valorization, and—in its later development—fetishization of orality as they are represented in writing throughout the first millennium of the Chinese literary tradition. Both as a general interest and for a comparative context, Zhuming keeps a rolling reading list on Classics, Biblical Studies, and more recently Mahāyāna Buddhism and Sanskrit Hinduism.