Wesleyan portrait of Ao  Wang

Ao Wang

Associate Professor of East Asian Studies

Fisk Hall, 304


BA Beijing University
MA Washington University
PHD Yale University

Ao Wang

Professor Wang’s research focuses primarily on Chinese poetry and its intersections with other literary genres and intellectual fields. He writes literary criticism in both his native Chinese and English. He has received awards for his own poetry, including the 2016 Shi Jianshe New Poet Prize and the 2014 Renmin Wenxue New Writer Prize, and he translates poetry from and into Chinese, including works of Wallace Stevens, W. H. Auden, and Seamus Heaney.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

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Fall 2021
CEAS 225 - 01
Introduction to Chinese Poetry

CEAS 237 - 01
Reps Gender/Sexuality in China

Spring 2022
CEAS 213 - 01
The Chinese Canon

CEAS 220 - 01
Nature & Human in Chin. Lit.