Wenbo Chang

Teaching Postdoc of Chinese

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
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Wenbo received her PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations with a concentration in Chinese literature from Arizona State University in May of 2019. Her primary area of research is premodern Chinese drama both as staged performance and in textual form, as well as its social, ritual, political, and intellectual implications. Her dissertation Playing Roles: Literati, Playwrights, and Female Performers in Yuan Theater, investigates how Yuan zaju drama reshaped Chinese culture by bridging the gap between inherently oral popular tradition of performance and the written tradition of elite literati, when traditional Chinese political, social, cultural structures underwent remarkable transformations under alien rule in the Yuan dynasty. In addition, her research interest also include urban space and culture, narrative of the strange and the supernatural, Chinese religions, and ritual studies.

Wenbo is also a dedicated teacher. Before joining Georgia Tech, she taught Chinese literature and classical Chinese at The Ohio State University, and taught Chinese languages courses at all levels as well as content courses at Arizona State University. She taught English language and literature courses at Tianjin University of Science and Technology in China.




Research Fields:
  • Chinese


  • CHIN-1001: Elementary Chinese I
  • CHIN-1002: Elementary Chinese II
  • CHIN-1501: Heritage Chinese I
  • CHIN-2001: Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHIN-3021: Chin Society & Culture I
  • CHIN-3022: Chin Society& Culture II
  • CHIN-3400: China Cultural Odyssey
  • ML-2500: Intro Cross-Cult Studies

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