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WU Reads: WU Readers & Writers

Featured Author


Juwen Zhang, Professor of Chinese Studies, started teaching at Willamette in 2002.  Professor Zhang earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. He has a B.A. from Liaoning University in China. His research interests include rites of passage, ritual studies, folklore performance, ethnic identity, humor, film and folklore, folktale, and Chinese/Asian American folklore. He was the recipient of Willamette University’s 2020 Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. Professor Zhang has written many journal articles as well as the following books:

Past WU Authors

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