Teaching Postdoc of Chinese
- School of Modern Languages
Wenbo received her PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations with a concentration in Chinese literature from Arizona State University in May of 2019. Her primary area of research is premodern Chinese drama both as staged performance and in textual form, as well as its social, ritual, political, and intellectual implications. Her dissertation Playing Roles: Literati, Playwrights, and Female Performers in Yuan Theater, investigates how Yuan zaju drama reshaped Chinese culture by bridging the gap between inherently oral popular tradition of performance and the written tradition of elite literati, when traditional Chinese political, social, cultural structures underwent remarkable transformations under alien rule in the Yuan dynasty. In addition, her research interest also include urban space and culture, narrative of the strange and the supernatural, Chinese religions, and ritual studies.
Wenbo is also a dedicated teacher. Before joining Georgia Tech, she taught Chinese literature and classical Chinese at The Ohio State University, and taught Chinese languages courses at all levels as well as content courses at Arizona State University. She taught English language and literature courses at Tianjin University of Science and Technology in China.
- CHIN-1002: Elementary Chinese II
- CHIN-1501: Heritage Chinese I
- Performing the Role of Playwright: Jia Zhongming’s sanqu Songs in the Supplement to The Register of Ghosts
In: Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture [Peer Reviewed]
- On Stage and Off Stage: A General Survey of the International Symposium of Interactive among Space, Text and Performance in Chinese Literature
In: Journal on Chinese Drama