Associate Professor of English and World Languages & Cultures
Office: Bliss Building 218
Phone: (609) 771-2468
- All Mandarin Chinese courses from the first- to fourth-year level
- CHI 348 New Chinese Cinema: Gender, National Identity and Post-Socialist Ideology
- CHI 370 Contemporary Chinese Feminist Literature
- CHI 371 Study on Gao Xingjian’s plays and novels
- CHI 391 Modern and contemporary Chinese Poetry
- WLC 371 Asian Cinema in Global Context: Martial Arts/Kung Fu, Anime and Bollywood
- FSP 104 Rock ‘N’ Roll in Post-Mao China
- FSP 104 Global Ecocinema and Ethics of Environmentalism
- FSP 104 Vietnam War and Hollywood Cinema
- FSP-101 Man, Machine and Cyborg: Understanding Technoculture
- LIT 394/CMP 370 Zen and the Beat Writers
- LIT 394/CMP 370 Posthuman Subjectivity: Critical Issues in Cyberpunk Literature
- LIT 217 Multicultural LIT Diaspora and Transmigration in Asian American Literature
- LIT 670 Diaspora and Transmigration: Critical Issues in Asian American Literature
- LIT 345 Orientalism and Western Imagination.
- LIT 345 Virtual Tibet: Cool Spirituality in an Age of Popular Culture
- LIT 218: Literature of the Quest: Journey, Initiation and Identity Politics
- Literature and Chinese Modernity
- East-West Comparative Poetics
- New Chinese/Asian Cinema— Visual Culture
- Contemporary Chinese Popular Culture
- Globalization and Diaspora Culture
- Asian American Literature
- Critical Theory
- 20th Century World Modernism and Post-Modernism
- B.A. English Language and Literature, Sichuan International Studies University, Chongqing, PRC, 1985
- M. A. Chinese and Comparative Literature, Peking University, PRC, 1991
- Ph. D. English Literature and Cultural Study, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1996
- Ph. D. Comparative Literature, Film Studies and Visual Culture, University of California, Davis, 2002
SELECTED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
- Chinese Ecocinema in the Age of Environmental Challenge (co-edited with Sheldon Lu). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009.
- Self-Fashioning and Reflexive Modernity in Modern Chinese Poetry, 1919-1949. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.
- “Consuming Tibet: Imperial Romance and the Wretched of Holy Plateau.” In Finding the OX: Buddhism and American Culture. Eds. Gary Storhoff and John Whalen-Bridge. State University of New York, forthcoming.
- “Framing Ambient Umheimlich: Ecoggedon, Ecological Unconscious and Water Pathology in New Chinese Cinema.” In Chinese Ecocinema in the Age of Environmental Challenge. Eds. Sheldon Lu and Jiayan Mi. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009. 17-38.
- “The Visual Imagined Communities: Media State, Virtual Citizenship and Television in River Elegy.” The Quarterly Review of Film and Video22.4 (October-December 2005): 327-340.
- “The Fantastic/Exotic Uncanny: Kafka’s and Borges’s Labyrinthine Narrative of China.” Tamkang Review XXXVI.3 (Spring 2006): 105-136.
- “Poetics of Navigation: River Lyricism, Epic Consciousness and Post-Mao Sublime Poemscape.” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. 19.1(Spring 2007): 91-137.
- “Entropic Anxiety and the Allegory of Disappearance: Hydro-Utopianism in Zheng Yi’s Old Well and Zhang Wei’s Old Boat.” China Information. XXI.1 (March 2007): 109-140.
- “Self-fashioning, Enlightenment and Economie Libidinale: Dialectics of the Body—Anatomy of a Bio-text in Guo Moruo’s The Goddess.” The New Perspectives: A Comparative Literature Yearbook. Ed. Antony Tatlow. (Winter 1995): 45-77. Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, 1995.
RESEARCH PROJECTS IN PROGRESS
- Pathology and New Chinese Cinema
- Heteroscapes: Contested Topography in Modern Chinese Literature, Art and Film