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Edited Volumes

Guest Editor (with Jeremy Taylor). Special Issue “Elite Accommodation, Collaboration and Cultural Production in Japanese-Occupied China,” European Journal of East Asian Studies 19.2 (December 2020)

[Open Access]


Jeremy Taylor and Zhiyi Yang | Towards a New History of Elite Cultural Expression in Japanese-Occupied China

Zhiyi Yang | Thatched Cottage in a Fallen City: The Poetics and Sociology of Survival under the Occupation

Yi-hsuan Chiu | Esoteric Writing through Historical Allusions: Qu Xuanying’s Poetry under Japanese Occupation

Pedith Pui Chan | The Discourse of Guohua in Wartime Shanghai

Yidan Yuan | A Historian’s Ethical Duty: Chen Yuan’s ‘Illumination of the Subtle’ in Occupied Beiping



Guest Editor. Special Double Issue “Multivalent Lyric Classicism,” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, Part II, 12.3 (October 2018)


LAM Lap | Diversity in the Ci Society: Oushe in Republican Shanghai

Jon Eugene von Kowallis | Recontextualizing Lu Xun’s Early Thought and Poetics in the Journal Henan

Frederik H. Green | Haiku for China? Zhou Zuoren’s Search for Modern Chinese Poetics within Traditional Asian Verse

Kang‐I SUN CHANG | Shi Zhecun’s Wartime Poems: Yunnan, 1937-1940

Xiaofei TIAN | ‘Each Has Its Moment’: Nie Gannu and Modern Chinese Poetry

Zhiyi YANG and Dayong MA | Classicism 2.0, or the Poetry of Resistance [Link]

Guest Editor. Special Double Issue “Multivalent Lyric Classicism,” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, Part I, 12.2 (July 2018)


Zhiyi YANG | The Making of a Master Narrative and How to Break It– Introduction to the Double Special Issue ‘Multivalent Lyric Classicism’ [Link]

Richard John Lynn | Pursuit of the Modern While Preserving Tradition: The Japan Poems of Huang Zunxian

Jerry D. Schmidt | Li Ruqian, the Lu Xun of the Nineteenth Century

Nanxiu QIAN | Shen Queying: A Reform Martyr’s Widow or a Martyress of Her Own Causes?

Tsung‐Cheng LIN | The Poetic Transition and Modernity in Chen Sanli’s (1852−1937) Ancient‐Style Verse

SUN Zhimei | From Poetic Revolution to the Southern Society: The Birth of Classicist Poetry in Modern China

LIN Hsiang‐Ling | Lyricism, the Veneration of Feeling, and Narrative Techniques in the Poetry Talks of the Southern Society

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Guest Editor. Special Issue “Back into Modernity,” Frontiers of Literary Studies in China 9.4 (December 2015)


“Frankfurt Consensus” [Link]

YANG Zhiyi | Introduction [Link]

Jerry D. Schmidt | The Field of Modern Lyric Classicism

Frederik H. Green | Painted in Oil, Composed in Ink: Late-Qing Ekphrastic Poetry and the Encounter with Western-Style Painting

YANG Zhiyi | The Modernity of the Ancient-Style Verse [Link]

Jon Eugene von Kowallis | Collisions of the Past with the Present: Translation, Texts, and History

ZHANG Hui | Feng Zhi’s Spiritual Transformation in the Mirror of Du Fu: A Dialogue between the Modern and the Traditional

Lam Lap | Tung Pok Chin: A Paper Son Poet in New York

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