About

Ping Zhu is Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at University of Oklahoma. She serves as Editor in Chief of the peer-reviewed literary journal Chinese Literature Today and Contributing Editor of World Literature Today. 

Education

Ping Zhu received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University. 

Publications

Ping Zhu, “Wang Anyi’s New Shanghai: Gender and Labor in Fu Ping,” in Ping Zhu and Hui Faye Xiao eds., Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics, forthcoming, Syracuse University Press, 2021.
Ping Zhu and Hui Faye Xiao, “Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics: An Introduction,” in Ping Zhu and Hui Faye Xiao eds., Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics, forthcoming, Syracuse University Press, 2021.
Ping Zhu and Hui Faye Xiao, eds., Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics, forthcoming, Syracuse University Press, 2021.
Ping Zhu, “From Patricide to Patrilineality: Adapting The Wandering Earth for the Big Screen,” Arts 9, no. 3 (2020): 1–12. [Open access: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/9/3/94/htm%5D
Ping Zhu, trans., Li Jing’s novella “The Grey Kilns,” Chinese Literature Today 8, no. 2 (2020): 60–79.
Ping Zhu, Zhuoyi Wang, and Jason McGrath, eds., Maoist Laughter, Hong Kong University Press, 2019.
Ping Zhu, “The Study of Laughter in the Mao Era,” in Ping Zhu, Zhuoyi Wang, and Jason McGrath, eds., Maoist Laughter, Hong Kong University Press, 2019, pp.1-18.
Ping Zhu, “Huajixi, Heteroglossia, and the Maoist Language,” in Ping Zhu, Zhuoyi Wang, and Jason McGrath, eds., Maoist Laughter, Hong Kong University Press, 2019, pp.162-178.
Ping Zhu, “Women’s Same-Sex Love in Two Fictional Memoirs of the Chinese Cultural Revolution,” Asian Women 35, no.1 (2019): 71-94.
Ping Zhu, Gender and Subjectivities in Early Twentieth-century Chinese Literature and Culture. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2015.
Ping Zhu, “The Phantasm of the Feminine: Gender, Race and Nationalist Agency in Early-Twentieth-Century China,” Gender & History 26, no.1 (2014): 147-166
Ping Zhu, “The Masquerade of Male Masochists: Two Tales of Translation of the Zhou Brothers (Lu Xun and Zhou Zuoren) in the 1910s,” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China 8, no.1 (2014): 31-51
Ping Zhu, “Virtuality, Nationalism, and Globalization in Zhang Yimou’s Hero,” CLCweb: Comparative Literature and Culture 15, no.2 (June 2013):1-9
Ping Zhu, “Destruction, Moral Nihilism, and the Poetics of Debris in Jia Zhangke’s Still Life,” Visual Anthropology 24 (2011): 318-328
Ping Zhu, “Sublime and Nothing: The Metamorphosis of the Female Body in Lu Xun’s ‘Regrets for the Past,’”New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 12, 1 (June 2010): 9-22

Projects

Ping Zhu is working on a new monograph, tentatively titled “Between Necessity and Freedom: The Discourse of Labor in China, 1893–1976.” This study seeks to recuperate a productive and pluralistic discourse of labor from the late Qing to socialist China by excavating the different ideas and practices of making Chinese laborers amidst the uneven relationships of nation, class, race, and gender.

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