Yurou Zhong

Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Graduate
Virtual: Friday 3pm-5pm over zoom; Robarts Library, Room 14-087


Areas of Interest

  • Modern Chinese literature and culture
  • Writing systems and literacy
  • Intersections between technology and writing
  • History of linguistic thought
  • Media theory


Yurou Zhong is an Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies. Her first book, Chinese Grammatology: Script Revolution and Literary Modernity, 1916–1958, was published with Columbia University Press in November 2019. A discussion of the book can be found in an episode of the New Books in East Asian Studies podcast.


PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Columbia University
MA, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Columbia University
BA, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Tsinghua University



Administrative Service

Associate Chair, Graduate