Chen Zao studied Pharmacology at Beijing University from 2002 to 2007. In 2007 she left the lab and changed her major to German. In 2016 she earned her doctorate at the Shanghai International Studies University. Since 2017 she has been working as Assistant Professor at the University of Shenzhen.
Her passion for translating began with Rilke's Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. She treated this work in her doctoral thesis. Chen Zao lives in Shenzhen.
selected translationsKarl Reinhardt: Die Ilias und ihr Dichter. East China Normal University Press, late 2019
Rainer Maria Rilke: Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge. East China Normal University Press, 2nd edition 2019
Gustav Droysen: Geschichte Alexanders des Großen. East China Normal University Press, 2017