ZHANG Jian

 
DEGREE ——
PhD(University of Glasgow)
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zhangjian
TITLE ——
Professor
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EMAIL ——
jzhang@bfsu.edu.cn
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TEACHING ——
American Poetry, Modernist Poetry, Romantic Poetry, 20th Century British Poetry
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RESEARCH
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Modern Poetry and Tradition, Contemporary British Poetry 1980-2010, Critical History of Romanticism, Comparative Literature
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WORK
EXPERIENCE
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1993- : Beijing Foreign Studies University
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July-Sept. 2002: UNESCO Headquarters (Paris),Interpreter
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Oct.-Dec. 1998: St. Andrews University, Research Fellow

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EDUCATION
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1993- : Beijing Foreign Studies University
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1985-1993: University of Glasgow, PhD
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1984-1985: University of Nanjing, MA
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1980-1984: University of Nanjing, BA

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ACADEMIC
TITLES
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Member of China Association for the Study of Foreign Literatures
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Chairman of National Association for the Study of Literatures in English
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Vice-Chairman of National Association for the Study of Poetry in Englis
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Member of Academic Committee of Beijing Foreign Studies University
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Guest Professor at School of Foreign Languages of Hebei University and Capital Normal University

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OVERSEAS
EXPERIENCE
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1985-1993: University of Glasgow, PhD
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1998.10-12: St. Andrews University, Research Fellow
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2002.7-9: UNESCO Headquarters (Paris), Translator

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PUBLICATIONS

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2016: William Empson: Among the Manderins (trans) FLTRP
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2015: A Companion to Contemporary Foreign Literatures 1980-2000﹒British Literature: Commercial Press
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2006: T. S. Eliot: A Reading of His Major Poems and Plays, Beijing: FLTRP
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1996: T. S. Eliot and the English Romantic Tradition, Beijing: FLTRP
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2017.2 “Keywords of Western Literary Theory: Pastoral, Foreign Literatures
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2015.3 “Rewriting History and Myth: A Reading of Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife, Foreign Literatures
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2014.1 “British-Chinese Cultureal Encounters and Negotiations: William Empson’s “China Experience””,Shenzhen University Journal
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2013.4 “William Empson at Beijing University:1947-1952”, Foreign Literatures
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2012.4 “Culture, Identity and Race in William Empson’s “China Works”” ,Contemporary Foreign Literatures
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2011.1 “Keywords of Western Literary Theory: The Other”,Foreign Literatures

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RESEARCH
PROJECTS
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2009:“A Study of Contemporary Foreign Literatures: 1980-2000”, National Social Sciences Fund Project
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1995:“A Study of T. S. Eliot”, National Social Sciences Fund Project

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AWARDS
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HONOURS
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2016: Award for Supervisors of Excellent PHD Thesis
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2015: Support Plan for Distinguished Scholars Award
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2015:Casio Excellent Essays Award
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2010: Teaching and Research Distinction Award

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INVITED
LECTURES
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2017-11-2 “Pursuing ‘Thingness’: Modernist American Poetry and Taoism”, University of International Business and Economics
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2016-5-6 “Massacre and Rape:Literary and Cultural Representations of Typical War Crimes of WWII”,PLA University of Foreign Studies
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2015-9-18 “W. H. Auden’s Anti-Japanese War:Sonnets from China and Its Historical Context”,Renmin University of China
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2013-9-28 “‘Improvisation in Beijing’, the Orient and Counterculture: A Reading of Allen Ginsberg’s China Works”,Chongqing Communications University
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2012-6-20 “Empson and Southwestern Associated University: The Clash of Two Cultures”,Chinese Academy of Sciences Graduate School

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KEYNOTE
SPEECHES
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2016-7-24-29 “W. H. Auden’s Anti-Japanese War: Sonnets from China and Its Historical Context”, 2016 IAUPE Conference, University College, London
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2014-11-9-10 “British-Chinese Cultural Encounters and Negotiations: Culture and Identity Issues in William Empson’s China Work”,ACTS Symposium, Adelaide University, Australia
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2014-9-26 “Male Myths and Female Voices: Carol Ann Duffy’s Subversion of Myth and History”, Southwestern University
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2013-7-16-20 “Improvisation in Beijing”, the Orient and Counterculture: A Reading of Allen Ginsberg’s China Works, The IAUPE 2013 Triennial Conference (国际大学英语教授协会2013年年会),Tsinghua University

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MEDIA
INTERVIEWS
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2011- reviewing for Guangming Daily and China Reading Weekly
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2009 interview for contribution to the study of British poetry:“Modern Inheritor of Poetic Spirit: Professor Zhang Jian of Beijing Foreign Studies University”(Journal of Shijiazhuang Railway University, vol 3, no.4, 2009)
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1998 reported by British newspapers: “China Hails Scots Bards”,(The Herald ,30 Nov 1998)and “Chinese Flavour for Scots Poems”(St Andrews Citizen, 12 Dec 1998)for translating 20th century Scottish Poetry into Chinese
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