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Joanne Tsao

Senior Lecturer, Chinese
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography: 

Joanne Tsao's primary research focus is on early medieval and medieval Chinese literature and culture. Her book, The City of Ye in the Chinese Literary Landscape (Brill, 2020), examines teh changing literary representation and interpretation of the physical and imaginary spaces of Ye, a short lived city first planned by Cao Cao (155–220). Her research has also been published in Journal of Early Medieval China and Guangxi Normal University Journal of Society for Chinese Studies Librarians.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Chinese Literature, Arizona State University
  • M.A. Chinese Literature, Arizona State University
  • M.S. Education (TESOL), Shenandoah University
Research Interests: 

Changing representation

Textural memory

Urban space in pre-modern literature

Materials and objects in pre-modern literature

 

 

Publications: 
  • Monograph: The City of Ye in the Chinese Literary Landscape. Brill, 2020.
  • Translation: "Yuan Haowen—Written to the Lyric Pattern Mulan Hua Man: Two Poems of the 'Roaming the Three Terraces' " Metamorphoses 26 (Spring/Fall, 2018): 54–58.
  • Article: “A Study of Sikong Tu’s Life and His Spiritual World” (Kongjiang youguo lei, youni sa danchi: Sikong Tu shengping yu sixiang yanjiu xiaoyi 空将忧国泪,犹拟洒丹墀:司空图生平与思想研究), co-author with Liu Qian, Journal of Society for Chinese Studies Librarians, Guangxi Normal University (March, 2018): 83–100.
  • Article: “The Creation of the Bronze Bird Terrace-scape in the Northern and Southern Dynasties Period,” Early Medieval China 23 (2017): 89–104.
Research Activity: 
  • "When is a Cape a Cape and not a Cape? Assigning Religious Meaning to Everyday Clothes" Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, El Paso, Oct. 10–12, 2019.
  • "The Tiles of Ye" Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, Cheyenne, Oct. 4–6, 2018.
  • “Yuan Haowen’s ‘Roaming the Three Terraces’ ” in American Oriental Society Western Branch Annual Conference, Tempe, Oct. 19–21, 2017.
  • “The Terrace and the Grave: Fifth and Sixth Century Poems on the Bronze Bird Terrace” in Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention, Spokane, Oct. 12–14, 2017.
  • “Strategies of Pre-reading” in Post-ACTFL Conference Workshop, Arizona State University, Tempe, Jan. 10, 2017.
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 308Intro to Literary Chinese II
CHI 470Modern Chinese Lit & Culture
CHI 598Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 308Intro to Literary Chinese II
CHI 470Modern Chinese Lit & Culture
CHI 598Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 120Intro to Chinese Culture
SLC 120Intro to Chinese Culture
CHI 307Intro to Literary Chinese I
CHI 321Chinese Literature
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 194Special Topics
CHI 308Intro to Literary Chinese II
CHI 470Modern Chinese Lit & Culture
CHI 494Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 194Special Topics
CHI 308Intro to Literary Chinese II
CHI 470Modern Chinese Lit & Culture
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 101First-Year Chinese I
CHI 308Intro to Literary Chinese II
CHI 470Modern Chinese Lit & Culture
Presentations: 

Joanne Tsao is currently teaching courses of Literary Chinese (Classical Chinese), Chinese Culture, and Chinese literature.