Research Areas:
- Chinese and comparative women’s history

- Early Chinese literature and history

- Chinese and English fiction (1600-1900)

- China-Greece comparative studies

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Associate Professor (By courtesy), Classics

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, by courtesy, Department of Classics, Stanford University (2013 - Present)

Program Affiliations

  • Center for East Asian Studies

Professional Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, Comparative Literature (2004)

2017-18 Courses

Stanford Advisees

All Publications

  • The Status of Mothers in the Early Chinese Mourning System TOUNG PAO Zhou, Y. 2013; 99 (1-3): 1-52
  • Spatial Metaphors and Women’s Religious Activities in Ancient China and Greece Figuring Religions: Comparing Ideas, Images, and Activities Zhou, Y. edited by Pathak, S. State University of New York Press. 2013: 199–228
  • The Religious Nature of Confucianism in Contemporary China's "Cultural Renaissance Movement" CONTEMPORARY CHINESE THOUGHT Gan Chunsong, C. S., Zhou Yiqun, Y. Q. 2012; 44 (2): 3-15
  • Temples and Clerics in Honglou meng Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies Zhou, Y. 2011; 71 (2): 263-309
  • Festivals, Feasts, and Gender Relations in Ancient China and Greece Zhou, Y. Cambridge University Press. 2010
  • Resexualizing the Desexualized: The Language of Desire and Erotic Love in the Classic of Odes Nan Nü Zhou, Y. 2010; 12 (1): 142-145
  • The Child in Confucianism Children and Childhood in World Religions: Primary Sources and Texts Zhou, Y. edited by Bunge, M., Browning, D. S. Rutgers University Press. 2009: 337–392
  • Xue Tao Encyclopedia of Women in World History Zhou, Y. edited by Smith, B. G. Oxford University Press. 2007
  • Under Confucian eyes: Writings on gender in Chinese history. (Book Review) PHILOSOPHY EAST & WEST Book Review Authored by: Zhou, Y. 2006; 56 (4): 684-687
  • Word and Music: Conviviality, Spontaneity, and Self-Sufficiency in Classical Athens and Song China Literature, Religion, and East / West Comparison: Essays in Honor of Anthony C. Yu Zhou, Y. edited by Ziolkowski, E. University of Delaware Press. 2005: 202–222
  • The hearth and the temple: Mapping female religiosity in late imperial China, 1550-1900 LATE IMPERIAL CHINA Zhou, Y. Q. 2003; 24 (2): 109-155
  • The ambivalence of creation: Debates coccerning innovation and artifice in Early China (Book Review) HISTORY OF RELIGIONS Book Review Authored by: Zhou, Y. Q. 2003; 43 (1): 82-85
  • The culture of sex in ancient China (Book Review) JOURNAL OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY Book Review Authored by: Zhou, Y. Q. 2003; 30 (2): 280-283
  • Virtue and Talent: Women and Fushi in Early China Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in China Zhou, Y. 2003; 5 (1): 1-42
  • Under Confucian Eyes: Writing on Gender in Chinese History Women in Daoism Zhou, Y., Despeux, C., Kohn, L. 2003
  • Spirit and self in medieval China: The "'Shih-shuo hsin-yu'" and its legacy (Book Review) JOURNAL OF RELIGION Book Review Authored by: Yiqun, Z. 2002; 82 (4): 674-676
  • The Siren and The Sage: Knowledge and Wisdom in Ancient Greece and China Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews Zhou, Y. 2000; 22: 175-177