PhD in English Language and Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2012)
PhD student researcher at Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University on Fulbright China PhD Dissertation Research Program (2010-2011)
MA in English Language and Literature, Shanghai International Studies University (2007)
BA in English Language and Literature, Shanghai International Studies University (2004)
Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tsinghua University (09/2018 to present)
Lecturer and Associate Professor, Department of English Language, Literature and Culture, Beijing International Studies University (07/2012-09/2018)
 Zhao, Yuan. “Beauty Is Truth, Truth Beauty.” Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 4.3 (2007).
 Zhao, Yuan. “Close Reading of Poems by a Literary Theorist: A Review of Terry Eagleton’s How to Read a Poem.” Foreign Literature, 5 (2009). [CSSCI]
 Zhao, Yuan. “Review of Vera Schwarcz’s Chisel of Remembrance: Poems.” World Literature Today (Sept.-Oct. 2009). [A&HCI]
 Zhao, Yuan. “The Sonnet.” Foreign Literature, 5 (2010). [CSSCI]
 Zhao, Yuan. “Merits and Demerits of Two Histories of European Literature Published in Mainland China.” 21st-Century Foreign Literature Studies in China: Inheritance and Development. Beijing: Ocean Press, 2012.
 Zhao, Yuan. “Auden’s World View and Poetics.” Poetry Translation. Vol. 1. Ed. Pan Xichen. Wuhan: Changjiang Literature and Arts Press, 2012.
 Zhao, Yuan. “Literature and the Individual Person: What We Can Learn from Prof. Edward Mendelson’s Literature Classes.” Reforms in British and American Literature Courses Offered at Chinese Universities. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2015.
 Zhao, Yuan. “Comparison of Chinese and Western Modes of Thinking and the Cultivation of Critical Thinking in British and American Literature Courses.” Reforms in British and American Literature Courses Offered at Chinese Universities. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2015.
 Zhao, Yuan. “From Controversy to Multifariousness: A Survey of Auden Studies in the West.” Journal of Beijing International Studies University, 8 (2015).
 Zhao, Yuan. “Freedom and Necessity in W. H. Auden’s Poetics.” Aussie-Sino Studies 2.1 (2016).
 Zhao, Yuan. “Auden’s Experiments with Syllabic Verse: Toward the End of the Rivalry between Free Verse and Metrical Verse.” Foreign Literatures, 1 (2016). [CSSCI]
 Zhao, Yuan. “The Moral Vision of a Literary Critic: A Review of Edward Mendelson’s Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers.” Foreign Literature, 5 (2016). [CSSCI] [Reprinted in Literary and Artistic Theories, 1 (2017).]
 Zhao, Yuan. “The Sonnet.” Keywords in Western Literary Theory, Volume II. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2017.
 Zhao, Yuan. “The Sonnet and the Transmutation of the Artistic Thought in the Renaissance.” Foreign Languages, 1 (2018). [CSSCI] [An abridged version appeared in Social Sciences Digest, 7 (2018).]
 Zhao, Yuan. “The Influences of the European Sonnet Tradition on Chinese Modern and Contemporary Poetry.” Contemporary Literature: Review and Overview. Beijing: People’s Daily Press, 2019.
 Zhao, Yuan. “Lyric Enchantment and Disenchantment: A Review of Jonathan Culler’s Theory of the Lyric.” Foreign Literature, 3 (2019). [CSSCI]
 Freedom and Necessity: Auden’s Experiments with Verse Forms. Beijing: Sine-Culture Press, 2012.
 “The Cocktail Party.” Collected Plays of T. S. Eliot. Ed. Lu Jiande. Shanghai: Shanghai Translation Publishing House, 2012.
 A Bing Xin Reader. Beijing: China Intercontinental Press, 2013.
 Levine, George, ed. The Joy of Secularism. Nanjing: Yilin Press, 2019.