Research Areas:
- Chinese and comparative women’s history

- Early Chinese literature

- Ming-Qing fiction

- China-Greece comparative studies

-Reception of classical antiquity in modern China

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)

2023-24 Courses

Stanford Advisees

All Publications

  • Wu Mi de jingshen shijie 吴宓的精神世界 (Wu Mi: An Intellectual and Spiritual Portrait) Zhou, Y. Beijing: Shangwu. 2023
  • Gender, Social Hierarchies, and Negative Emotions in Liu Xiang's Biographies of Women Emotions across Cultures: Ancient China and Greece Zhou, Y. De Gruyter. 2022: 279-301
  • Which Tradition, Whose Authority? Quests and Tensions in Contemporary Chinese Reception of Greek Antiquity KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge Zhou, Y. 2022; 6 (2): 263-292
  • Jealousy, Gender, and a Moralist's Mission in Early China Gender and Status Competition in Pre-Modern Societies Zhou, Y. Brepols. 2022: 167-184
  • Wu Mi yu Shijie Wenxue 吴宓與世界文學 Wu Mi Shijie Wenxueshi Dagang 吴宓《世界文學史大綱》 Zhou, Y. Shangwu yinshuguan. 2020: 1-104
  • Men's Appearance and Political Careers in Han China Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture Zhou, Y. 2018; 5 (1): 34-65
  • The Values of the Book of Songs and the Virtues of Leaders The Homeric Epics and the Chinese Book of Songs: Foundational Texts Compared Zhou, Y. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2018: 411–438
  • Helen and Chinese Femmes Fatales Ancient Greece and China Compared Zhou, Y. Cambridge University Press. 2018: 234–256
  • Greek Antiquity, Chinese Modernity, and the Changing World Order Rethinking Chinese Visions of World Order Zhou, Y. Duke University Press. 2017: 106–128
  • Cong Honglou meng he Ernü yingxiong zhuan kan "fuci zixiao” 從《紅樓夢》和《兒女英雄傳》看父慈子孝 (Loving Father and Filial Son: The Critique and Vindication of an Ideal in Two Qing Novels) Journal of Jilin Normal University 吉林師範大學學報 (人文社科版) Zhou, Y. 2017: 50-56
  • Liu Xiang lienü zhuan dui shi de yunyong 劉向《列女傳》對《詩》的運用 (The Use of the Book of Poetry in Liu Xiang’s Biographies of Women Guoxue xin shiye 國學新視野 (New Perspectives on Chinese Culture) Zhou, Y. 2015; 19 (3): 46-51
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Virtue and Talent: Women and Fushi in Early China Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in China Zhou, Y. 2003; 5 (1): 1-42