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Faculty Bio

Zhang, Yanhua

Zhang, Yanhua

Associate Professor of Chinese

Office: 304 Strode

Ph.D., University of Hawaii

Dr. Yanhua Zhang (Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Hawaii) has been a member of the CU faculty since 2000. Her primary research interests include linguistic and medical anthropology, anthropology of emotions, Chinese lexicography, and Chinese culture and society. Her publications include the monograph Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine: An Ethnography from Contemporary China by SUNY (2007); “Negotiating the path to efficacy at a Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine" in Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, Vol. 31 No. 1 (2007). She is also an associate editor to two dictionaries published by University of Hawaii Press: ABC English-Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionary (2009) and ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary (2003). In addition to presenting papers at national and international conferences, Dr. Zhang and has also been invited to present her research at University of Missouri (2010), Wake Forest University (2010), and University of Chicago (2011). Dr. Zhang is the co-director of Clemson’s study abroad program CU in China, which has been in operation since 2004. She is also the academic advisor for Chinese Language and International Health majors.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine: An Ethnographic Account from Contemporary China. SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture. 2007