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Peter Jianhua Yang


Office: Guilford 307
email: pjy2@case.edu

Peter J. Yang (PhD, Utah) is an Associate Professor of German, 
Chinese and Comparative Literature at Case Western Reserve 
University, where he teaches and serves in the Department of Modern 
Languages and Literatures. He assumed this position following four 
years as German translator at the Central Translating and Editing 
Office in Beijing, seven years as a researcher at the Chinese 
Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade, in the Chinese 
Trade Office in Austria, and two years as Director of the Language 
Laboratory at University of Richmond.
His publications include books, translated and edited volumes, 
chapters in books, articles, and reviews in Germanics, language 
teaching and technology, economics, and social sciences. His most 
recent books include Theater ist Theater [add an underline] on 
theatricality in the chalk-circle plays by Bertolt Brecht and Li 
Xingdao [Peter Lang, 1998] and Play is Play [add an underline] on the 
Swiss playwright Max Frisch's The Great Wall [University Press of 
America, 2000]. Currently, he is working on book projects in 20th 
Century German Theatrical Masterpieces and Inside China's Economic 
Reform. He has received a number of grants and awards, including a 
Provost Opportunity Grant ($260,000). He serves on the Modern 
Language Association Committee on Information Technology.
This year, Professor Yang is teaching the Munich Experience, GRMN 

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