Zhuming Yao

Chinese Literature
  • M.A. from the University of Colorado - Boulder
  • M.A. from and Columbia University
  • B.A. from East China Normal University

Zhuming Yao studies early and early imperial Chinese literature. His dissertation examines the representation of speech in early Chinese writings. More broadly, he is interested in comparative antiquity, book history, literary criticism, and media studies. Zhuming’s research has been supported by the Humanities Council, The Margaret Goheen Fellowship, and PIIRS (Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies). For 2022-23, he holds the Quin Morton Fellowship at the Princeton Writing Program, teaching a first-year Writing Seminar titled “Voice and Voicelessness.”