Dr. Zezhou Yang

Dr. Zezhou Yang

Elite Master Program "Standards of Decision Making Across Cultures"
Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Henkestr.91, Haus 8, Stock 2
91052 Erlangen



PhD South Asian Studies, Department of South Asian Studies, SOAS, University of London

Thesis Title: An Experiment in New Nepali Studies: Decolonisation, Transculturation, and Everyday Life Between (and Beyond) Nepal and China (passed with no correction)

Supervisors: Professor Rachel Harrison; Professor Michael Hutt

2017 MA Intensive South Asian Studies, SOAS, University of London
2015  BA Hindi Language and Literature, with a minor in Law, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Research Interest

Trans-Himalayan (im)mobility, China-Nepal, trans-Asia, decolonising knowledge production, amber, human-non-human

Taught Courses

Autumn & Spring 2023 “Politics of Culture in Contemporary South Asia”, School of   Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, SOAS
Spring 2023 & Spring 2022 Qualitative and Case Study Research”, School of Finance and Management, SOAS
Autumn 2022 “Decolonising World Politics”, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS
Autumn 2022 & Autumn 2021 “Remapping Area Studies in Asia, Africa and the Middle East”, School of   Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, SOAS
Autumn 2020  “Ethnographic fieldwork training|”, Tutor, School of   Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, SOAS


Refereed Journal Articles

Forthcoming   Yang, Zezhou, Remapping Trans-Himalayan Studies in the Digital Domain during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Constraint-based Innovation, Multimodality and the Way of Knowing, Possibility Studies & Society.
2023 Yang, Zezhou & Chen, Tianyi, Reconciling the Varied Stories: Arniko Myths, (De)colonization, and Nationalization Between Nepal and China, in HIMALAYA, The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, 42(1): 28-47.
2022 Yang, Zezhou, The Transnational Flow of Tourism and daigou between Nepal and China before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic, in The German Journal on Contemporary Asia, Vol. 162/163, 77-94.

Book Chapters

Accepted  Yang, Zezhou, Gender, Figuration and Hierarchy between Nepal and China, in Stephenson, E and Rathore, K eds. Critical Junctures in Gender and Diplomacy, Innovations and Future Research Directions, Palgrave Macmillan.


Accepted Yang, Zezhou, Entries of “Vlogs” and “Online Travelogues”, in Rijcken, L. and Glodstein, P. eds. Multimodal Multisensory Playful Convivial Collaborative Research Handbook.    

Book Reviews

2023 Yang, Zezhou, Book Review of Strange Blood: The Rise and Fall of Lamb Blood Transfusion in 19th Century Medicine and Beyond, by Boel Berner, in TECNOSCIENZA. Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, 14(1), 197-200.

Other Publications

2024 Yang, Zezhou, Vlogging as a Multimodal Way of Knowing and Acting: Some Reflections from the Trans-Himalayan Context, in The Digital Orientalist.

Manuscripts in Submission

Yang, Zezhou, Chasing the wind: Chinese Online Travelogues on Nepal, (De)colonisation and Multimodal Knowledge Production (不如追风去:中国关于尼泊尔的网络游记、(去)殖民叙事及多模态知识生产的可能性), South Asian Review (南亚学).

Professional Memberships

Since 2018 Britain-Nepal Academic Council
Since 2021  Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
Since 2023 Youth Forum of Area Studies