Zhao Yanfeng is an Associate Professor at the International Institute for Chinese Language Studies at Peking University. She is currently a visiting professor at Eastern Asian Studies Department of Dickinson College, USA for the 2017-2018 school year. Professor Zhao’s research focuses on the Chinese culture and cross-cultural studies. She’s been invited multiple times to present her research outside of China. Between 2007 and 2010, professor Zhao represented China and served as the Co-President of Confucius Institute hosted by Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. She received an award of excellence from the Confucius Institute headquarters for her outstanding work in disseminating the Chinese language and culture in Japan. While at Peking University, in addition to teaching and researching, Professor Zhao also serves as a supervisor for the Confucian Classics Learning and Practicing Association (Gengdu Club) and provides valuable advice to student on the studies of Confucianism and Buddhism. In China, professor Zhao lectures frequently to college students, entrepreneurs, and government agencies on both studies of Chinese classics and comparative studies between the eastern and western cultures. Her highly-regarded lectures not only help the audience understand the essence of the Chinese culture but only recognize the trend of the changing world and establish a right path for life.
Professor Zhao’s daughter Tiantian started to read aloud Chinese classics when she was three years old. Tiantian has so far successfully recited the Four Books ( the four Chinese classic texts of The Great Learning, The Doctrine of Mean, The Analects, and Mencius). Professor Zhao, also known as “Tiantian’s Mom,” has been promoting Dujing Education (read aloud and recite classics) among children for the past 16 years on various public forums with endless efforts.