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Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Curtis Dean Smith, Ph.D. 史國興

Title: Professor

Office Location: Mariposa Hall 2059

Email: curtis.smith@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-6726

Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6043

Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00pm - 1:00 Or by appointment

Where to find me : Mariposa Hall 2059 or 2051

Courses that I teach

  • CHIN 1A: Elementary Mandarin
  • CHIN 1B: Elementary Mandarin
  • CHIN 2A: Intermediate Mandarin
  • CHIN 2B: Intermediate Mandarin
  • CHIN 120: Chinese Civilization
  • CHIN 130 Introduction to Classical and Literary Chinese
  • CHIN 150: Survey of Chinese Literature

Select Publications

Between Heaven and Earth: Classical Chinese Poetry in English and Italian (Tra il cielo e la terra: Poesie nel cinese classico, in inglese e in italiano). With Barbara Carle. Milan: La Vita Felice, 2017.

"Su Shi (1037-1101)." Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 139. Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2012. 73-274.

Classical Chinese Writers of the Pre-Tang Period. Ed. Curtis Dean Smith. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 358. Detroit: Gale, 2011.

李白 Li Bai (A Chinese English bilingual edition from the Collection of Critical Biographies of Chinese Thinkers《中国思想家评传》简明读本 ‐ 中英对版). Nanjing, China: Nanjing University Press, 2010.

Multimedia Learning Suite Traditional Chinese Characters Memory Lifter. LearnLift, 2008.

Research Projects/Interests

  • Ancient Chinese philosophy;
  • Medieval Chinese literature: Southern Dynasties (Tao Yuanming, Xie Lingyun), Tang (Wang Wei, Meng Haoran, Liu Zongyuan), & Northern Song (Su Shi);
  • Chinese Tea;
  • Gu qin;
  • TeX/LaTeX.

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Scholarship Opportunities

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