Chi-ming Yang
Fisher-Bennett Hall 314
215-746-3527

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Tues. 10am-12pm, Fri. 2-3pm, & by appointment

Chi-ming Yang received her Ph.D. in English from Cornell University and her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. She has taught at Fordham University and held a Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship at Barnard College, Columbia University. She specializes in 18th-century British literature and culture, with interests in travel writing, empire, colonialism, and East-West relations. Her book, Performing China: Virtue, Commerce, and Orientalism in Eighteenth-century England, 1660-1760 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011), is a study of the European fascination with Asia in the early modern period. It focuses on how China becomes an intensely debated example of virtue amidst England’s new consumer culture. Publications related to this theme of early modern orientalism have appeared in Comparative Literature Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Representation, Hybridity, Ethics. Her new work concerns race, chinoiserie, transatlantic slavery, and the cultural impact of global flows of silver between Latin America and East Asia.

last updated 2014/08/21

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Courses Taught

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

English
748.401

Spring 2014

English
040.301

Fall 2013

English
800.301

Spring 2012

English
040.301
English
748.401

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

English
040.301
English
593.401

Fall 2010

English
311.301

Summer 2009

English
040.950
English
061.950

Spring 2009

English
040.001

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Spring 2007

English
748.301

Fall 2006

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