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Weiguo Cao, Ph.D.

Weiguo Cao
Associate Professor of Chinese, Career Track
Head of Section, Chinese


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2016

Dr. Cao teaches classes on Chinese language and culture. His research interests include early Chinese narrative and historical works, the development of Chinese fictional writings, Sun Zi’s Art of War and the translation of ancient Chinese texts. He is part of the group project translating Sima Qian’s Shiji (The Grand Scribe’s Records—also known as Records of Grand Historian). His publications include: annotated translation of “The Basic Annals of Emperor Wen, the Filial,” in The Grand Scribe’s Records, vol.2, William Nienhauser, Jr., ed., (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002), pp. 145-193; annotated translation of “Hereditary House of Ch’u,” and “Hereditary House of Lu” in The Grand Scribe’s Records, The Hereditary Houses of Pre-Han China, William Nienhauser, Jr., ed., (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006); and annotated translation of “The Tale of Hongxian,” in Tang Dynasty Tales: A Guided Reader,. William H Nienhauser, Jr., ed. (Singapore: World Scientific, 2010), pp. 1-47.

Contact Dr. Cao

Office: Thompson 101E
Phone: 509-335-6626