Yaohua Shi



Chair & Associate Professor


B.A. -Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute, 1984

Clark University, 1988

Ph. D-Indiana University, 1998 

Telephone: (336) 758-3994

Office: 022 A Carswell Hall

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Curriculum Vitae

I joined Wake Forest in 2002. I have taught all levels of Chinese language classes and a variety of courses in Chinese literature and film as well as East Asian cultures. My primary research interests are Chinese modernism and China’s responses to the West.


CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I

CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II

CHI 220 Advanced Chinese I

CHI 230 Advanced Chinese II

FYS Encountering the Other

EAL/HMN 153 Introduction to Chinese Film

EAL/HMN 221 Introduction to Chinese Literature

EAL 275 Survey of East Asian Cultures



Integrated Chinese, Level II, Cheng & Tsui, 2010

Integrated Chinese, Level I, Cheng & Tsui 2009

Baptism, a novel by Yang Jiang, co-translator with Judith Amory, University of Hong Kong Press, February, 2007

“Maintaining Law and Order in the City: New Tales of the People’s Police,” in The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema in the Age of Reform, ed., Zhang Zhen, Duke University Press, 2007

“Beginning Anew: Repetition and Cliché in the Rulin waishi,” Tamkang Review, vol. xxxvi no. 4, (Summer 2006), 2-33

“Reconstructing Modernism: the Shifting Narratives of Chinese Modernist Architecture,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 18, No. 1 (spring 2006), 30-84



Organizer and chair, Constructing Nationalism, panel on twentieth-century urban planning and architecture, the American Association for Chinese Studies, Wake Forest University, 2010


JPN101 Elementary Japanese I

JPN102 Elementary Japanese II

JPN153 Intermediate Japanese I

JPN201 Intermediate Japanese II

JPN220 Advanced Japanese I

JPN230 Advanced Japanese II