Zhao Shankui

   Address: College of Humanities, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, P. R. China 321004



Zhao Shankui (1976-) is Professor of Comparative Literature at College of Humanities of Zhejiang Normal University. He also serves as Adjunct Fellow at Center for Life Writing, SJTU.  His research interests are focused in the areas of life writing studies, comparative literature, and literary criticism.


Main Publications:

Kafka and Kafka Studies, Hangzhou: Zhejiang UP, 2018

Biographical Perspective and Literary Reading, Beijing: Peking UP, 2012

Psychoanalysis and Modern Western Biography, Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 2010

“A Review of Kafka’s Testaments in the Context of Kafka Criticism”, Foreign Literature, No.4, 2017:56-64

“On the ‘Obscurity’ in Oedipus Tyrannus”, Foreign Literatures Quarterly, No.1, 2017:46-53

“Mystery of Letters and the Name of ‘claudio’ in Hamlet”, Foreign Literatures Quarterly, No. 1, 2016:78-85

“An Anonymous Greek’s Unhistorical Destination: Kafka’s Country Doctor and Ancient Greek Works”, Foreign Literature Review, No.3, 2013:207-219

“Kafka, Hamlet and the Ecology of Modern Psyche”, Foreign Literature Studies, No.1, 2012:152-159

“Salvation outside of Literature: Literary Relationship between Yu Hua and Kafka ”, Forum of Literature and Arts, No.12, 2010:59-64

“Wring Autobiography through Father: A Reading of Kafka’s Letter to His Father”, Foreign Literatures Quarterly, No. 2, 2010:151-158

“Assaults on the Last Frontiers: Franz Kafka’s Imagination of Death”, Foreign Literature Review, No.1, 2009:202-216

“The Influences of Psychoanalysis on Biographical Facticity”, Foreign Literatures Quarterly, No. 3, 2006:3-11

“Biographical Ethics and Its Modern Turn”, Foreign Literature Studies, No.1, 2006:53-60

“A Study on Empathy in Biographical Literature”, Foreign Literatures Quarterly, No. 1, 2005:46-51

“Revelation, Explanation, and Interpretation: On Young Sam by James Clifford”, Contemporary Foreign Literature Quartely, No.4, 2004:142-149