Jiayao Wang


Jiayao Wang


Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of English & World Languages


At Augusta University, I teach Chinese language courses at all levers
I also offer courses in Chinese Literature, Art History, Cinema, and Literati culture of traditional China.

  • AH E317


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature University of South Carolina -, 2020

  • MA, Comparative Literature University of Colorado at Boul, 2012

  • BA, English Composition Beijing Language and Culture U, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • University of Chicago East Asian Library Research Grant University of Chicago, 2024

  • Pamplin Professional Impact Fund Pamplin College Augusta University, 2019

  • Graduate Student Research Paper Award Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures University of South Carolina, 2019

  • Li-Ching Graduate Fellowship Ceny Walker Institute University of South Carolina, 2018

  • Meri-based Scholarship in Arts and Humanities College of Foreign Language and Literatures Beijing Language and Culture University, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CHNS 1001

    Elementary Chinese I
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • CHNS 1002

    Elementary Chinese II
  • CHNS 2950

    Chinese Studies: Chinese Martial Arts Film
  • HUMN 2950

    Selected Topics: Chinese Martial Arts Film

Teaching Interests

Chinese Literature and Culture
Chinese Cinema
Intermediate Chinese
Beginner Chinese


Selected Recent Publications

  • The Drinking Game in The Dream of the Red Chamber: Divination, Prophecy, and Imitation, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Game, Play and Media: Verbal Games of Dream of the Red Chamber, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Games, Divination and Imitation: Drinking Games of the Dream of the Red Chamber, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

printing culture
traditional Chinese games
Games and Divination
Chinese Cinema
Pre-modern Chinese literature
Chinese Architecture

Public Service

  • CSRA Chinese Culture Center 2020 - 2021

    Role: Mentor
  • Governor's Honors Program 2021 2020 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer