Sharon Shih-Jiuan Hou

Associate Professor of Chinese; On leave Spring 2024
With Pomona Since: 1981
  • Expertise

    Research Interests

    • Chinese Literature
    • Classic Chinese

    Areas of Expertise


    • Chinese Literature
    • Classic Chinese
  • Work


    With L. Kai and J.K. Wheatley, Language Conference Proceedings, (Nanjing University Press, Spring 1999)

    Compiled and annotated with Chih-p'ing Chou, Intellectual Ferment in China: The Hu Shi Reader, An Advanced Reading Text for Modern Chinese (Far Eastern Publications; 1990)

    "Sex Customs in China, Japan, and India," in Reader's Guide to Women's Studies (A.B. Amico, ed.; Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers; 1998)

    "Chinese Writers (Classical Period)," Women's Studies Encyclopedia, Vol II (H. Tierney, ed.; Greenwood Press; 1990)

  • Education


    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Master of Arts
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Bachelor of Arts
    National Taiwan University

    Recent Courses Taught

    Elementary Chinese

    Independent Study: Chinese Language & Literature

    Intermediate Chinese

    Intro to Classical Chinese

    Modern Chinese Literature

    Senior Project

    Poetry and Poetics

  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Irvine Foundation, Grant, 1997-1998

    National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Assistantship Grant, 1987 and 1990

    Pomona College, Harriet Barnard Fellowship, Summer 1986