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Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures



Susan Blader

Associate Professor (Chinese)
B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

  • Joined Asian Studies Program, Dartmouth College, in 1978; DAMELL at its founding in 1995.

Academic Interests

  • Teaching Interests: Chinese Language of Culture, Storytelling in China
  • Research Interests: Chinese Oral Narrative Performance

Selected Courses

  • Chinese 1, 2: Beginning Chinese
  • Chinese 10: Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • Chinese 61: Literature and Revolution in 20th Century China

Selected Publications and Awards

  • Videotaped, Edited, Designed, and Published (with Otmar Foelsche) 112 DVDs (112 hours) of Suzhou Pingtan storytelling performances. Fall 2002- Fall 2005.
  • Curator for the Chinese Storytelling Pavilion at 36th Annual Smithsonian Summer Folklife Festival: The Silk Road, Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust (June 26-July 10, 2002, the Mall, Wash., DC.)
  • Tales of Magistrate Bao and His Valiant Lieutenants, Chinese U. Press, 1998, second printing 2000.