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Zu-Yan Chen


SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies;
Director of the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Fudan University

Office: LS G612
Phone: 777-3056

Areas of Study and Interest

Classical Chinese poetry and poetics
Historical bibliography 
Language pedagogy
 Pre-modern Poetry and Poetics

Recent Courses

Li Bai and Du Fu
Confucius’s Analects
Classical Chinese Literature in Translation
Classical Chinese
Confucian Ethics
History of Chinese Literature

Selected Publications

Reading to Write: A Textbook of Advanced Chinese. Beijing Language and Culture University Press: accepted.

Confucius: Eternal Sage (editor). San Francisco: Long River Press, 2013.

Cultural Chinese: Readings in Art, Literature, and History, co-authored with Hong Zhang. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2012.

Confucius’ Analects: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Culture. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2010.

Li Bai and Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature. Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2007.

Chinese Through Song, co-authored with Hong Zhang and Rober Daly. Binghamton: Global Publications, 2001, SUNY Press 2010.

Zhang Yue nianpu (A Chronological Biography of Zhang Yue). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1984.

Current Professional Activities

  • President's Road Map Steering Committee
  • Co-chair, Global Engagement, University Roadmap Team.
  • Director, Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera, 2009-present.
  • Director, Chinese Business Language and Culture at Fudan University Program, 2006-present.
  • Director, Binghamton University-Soochow University Exchange Program, 2007-present.
  • Steering Committee, Institute for Asian and Asian Diasporas, 2006-present.
  • Executive Editor, the Consortium for Bilingual Texts in Chinese History, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion, 2003-present.


University Award for Excellence in International Education, 2013.
State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009.

Last Updated: 10/13/16