Dr. Honbing Zhang was born and grew up in China. Before coming to the USA, he received a bachelor and master degree in English an American literatures in Beijing, China. In the USA, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago where his study and research focused on modern Chinese literature and culture. Before joining FSU, Dr. Zhang taught at Northwestern University and the City College of New York.
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary Chinese II
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Advance Chinese I
Traditional Chinese Literature
Modern Chinese Literature
Cinema and Contemporary China
His research is in the area of modern Chinese literature and culture, globalization, post-colonialism and critical theory.
"National Nonsense and V.S. Naipaul's Ethical Distance," Sino-US Teaching vol. 8 no. 10 (2011), pp.672-679 (peer-refereed).
"Details Not So Transparent: Foucault, Intellectuals and Technologies of Power", in China Scholarship vol. 8 no. 1 (2010), pp 93-117 (peer-refereed).
"Ruins and Grassroots: Jia Zhangke's Cinematic Discontents in the Age of Globalization, " in Sheldon Lu and Jiayan Mi (eds.), Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge (Hong Kong: Hong Kong Universal Press, 2009), pp. 129-153 (peer-refereed).
He is currently working on a project titled “Global Passions: Travel, Space and Cultural Transformations in Modern China, 1840s-1910s.” Dr. Zhang now serves as the coordinator of the Chinese Program at FSU.