Ph.D. (U.B.C.) — Chinese language and literature

Major Research Interests

Classical Chinese poetry with emphasis on shi poetry of the Qing dynasty. Currently writing two books on the poetry of Wu Weiye (1609-1672) and Zha Shenxing (1650-1727.)

Professor Schmidt doesn’t accept new graduate students.

Books published

Yang Wan-li, G.K. Hall & Co., Boston, 1976. 174 pages;
Stone Lake: The Poetry of Fan Chengda (1126-1193),Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1992, 200 pp;
Within the Human Realm: The Poetry of Huang Zunxian (1848-1905), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, 1994, 355 pages;
Harmony Garden: The Life, Literary Criticism, and Poetry of Yuan Mei (1716-1798) London, Curzon Press, 2002, 750 pages.

Courses Taught

CHIN 301 – First Year Classical Chinese
CHIN 330/ 331 – Classical Chinese I
CHIN 413 – Readings in Classical Chinese Poetry I
CHIN 414 – Classical Chinese Poetry II
CHIN 460/ 461 – Classical Chinese Poetry I
CHIN 470/ 471 – Readings in Pre-modern Literature
ASIA 513 – Seminar – Topics Chinese Literature