- M.A. from and Columbia University
- M.A. from the University of Colorado - Boulder
- B.A. from East China Normal University
Zhuming Yao is primarily interested in the field of early Chinese literature, extending also into early medieval literature. In particular, he works on questions pertaining to the composition, transmission and reception of early texts, both transmitted and archeologically excavated. More recent interests of his also include textual criticism and the methodology of textual studies in general. Before joining Princeton in 2016, Zhuming received his M.A. degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder and Columbia University, and his B.A. from East China Normal University.