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Dietrich Tschanz
Senior Academic Program Coordinator
Part-Time Lecturer in Chinese Studies

Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey



Contact Information

Office: 24 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (College Avenue Campus)
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm, and by appointment (please email me)
Phone:
(848) 932-2491
FAX: (848) 932-7324
E-mail: dtschanz @ rci.rutgers.edu



University and Departmental Service
 



Course Information for Spring
2015

  • 01:170:245 Women and Contemporary Chinese Society (3 credits)
    Analysis of women's changing status and roles in Chinese society after 1949, with special emphasis on their contributions to contemporary Chinese economy, entrepreneurship, politics, education, science, social movements, religious revival, literature, arts, and popular culture.
    (SAS Core Curriculum: 21 C; HST;WCr or WCd) 


Vita

Education:

  • M.A. Universität Zürich (1990)
  • M.A. Princeton University (1994)
  • Ph.D. Princeton University (2002)
  • M.L.I.S. Rutgers University (2003)

Courses:

  • 01:165:201 Intermediate Chinese (Fall 1999-Fall '06, Fall '08, Fall '09)
  • 01:165:202 Intermediate Chinese (Spring '00-Spring '06, Spring '10)
  • 01:165:241 Chinese Literature in Translation I: Prose and Poetry (Fall '00, Fall '01)
  • 01:165:242 Chinese Literature in Translation II: Popular Fiction and Drama (Spring '01, Spring '03, Spring '06, Spring '09)
  • 01:165:264 Chinese Drama and Performing Arts (Spring '00, Fall '02, Fall '05, Fall '08, Fall '09, Fall '10, Fall '11, Fall '12)
  • 01:165:310 20th Century Chinese Literature (Fall 1999)
  • 01:165:410 The Chinese Novel (Summer '11)
  • 01:165:494 Independent Study
     
  • 01:098/214:241 East Asian Civilization: Traditional Era (Fall '10, Fall '11)
  • 01:098/214:245 Global East Asia (Spring '12)
  • 01:098:322 Interdisciplinary Topics in East Asia (Fall '04)
  • 01:098:444 Seminar on East Asian Societies (Spring '03, Spring '08, Spring '09, Spring '10, Spring '12, Spring '13)
     
  • 01:170:242 Contemporary China: Economic, Social, and Cultural Perspectives (Fall '13)
  • 01:170:284 Philosophical Themes in Chinese Literary Writings (Spring '10)
  • 01:170:245 Women and Contemporary Chinese Society (Fall '10, Fall '11, Spring '13; Spring '14; Spring '15)
     
  • 16:165:506 Chinese Across the Curriculum (Summer Session '09, '10, '11, '13)
  • 16:617:599 Teaching Portfolio Independent Study Project

Selected Publications:

  • “Where East and West Meet: Chinese Revolutionaries, French Orientalists, and Intercultural Theater in 1910s Paris,” in Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies 4.1 (2007): 89-108.
  • "Wu Weiye's Dramatic Works and His Aesthetics of Dynastic Transitions." In Wilt L. Idema, Wai-yee Li, and Ellen Widmer, ed., Trauma and Transcendence in Early Qing Literature. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2006: 427-453.
  • "A Bibliography of Western-Language Studies of Kun-Style Music-Drama." In Kunqu yanjiu ziliao    suoyin 崑曲研究資料索引 (Bibliography of Studies on Kun-Style Music-Drama), ed. Hong Weizhu. Taibei: Guojia chuban she, 2002: 641-84.
  • "Gendered Passions: Literati Poems on Female Impersonators in the Early Republican Period." In Papers from the XIII EACS Conference. Torino, 2002. (CD-ROM ISBN 88-9000888-0-X)
  • "The New Drama before the New Drama: Drama Journals and Drama Reform in Shanghai before the May Fourth Movement." Theatre InSight 10.1 (1999): 49-59.
  • "由時空觀念論吳偉業的梅村樂府三種" (In Chinese: "Time, Place, and Dynastic Transition in the Dramatic Works of Wu Weiye [1609-1672]"). Zhongguo wenzhe yanjiu tongxun, 9.4 (1999): 117-126.
  • "An Interview with the Author Feng Jicai." In Feng Jicai, Ten Years of Madness: Oral Histories of China's Cultural Revolution. San Francisco: China Books & Periodicals Inc., 1996: 259-74.
           (This interview has also appeared in Chinese as appendix to Feng Jicai
    冯骥才, Yi bai ge ren de shi nian
          
    一百个人的十年. Nanjing: Jiangsu wenyi, 1996.)
  • "Zehn Jahre im Leben von hundert gewöhnlichen Menschen: Zu Feng Jicais Projekt der literarischen Dokumentation der Kulturrevolution." Asiatische Studien/Études Asiatiques 50.1 (1996): 109-164
  • "History and Meaning in the Late Ming Drama Ming feng ji." Ming Studies 34 (1995): 1-31.
  • "Self-reflections of Extended Vernacular Prose Narrative: Discussions of Fact and Fiction in Don Quixote, The Story of the Stone, and the Tale of Genji." Tamkamg Review 25.1 (1994): 59-79.

Primary Fields of Research:

  • Traditional Chinese Drama and Theatre
  • Traditional Chinese Fiction and Fiction Criticism
  • Seventeenth-Century Chinese Literature and Culture
  • Late Qing and Early Republican Theater and Culture

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