|Associate Professor, Chinese LiteratureCenter for Chinese Studies (CCS) Director from Aug 2021 – 2024|
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Ph.D.; Stanford University, Asian Languages (Modern Chinese Literature, minor: Comparative Literature)
M.A.; Stanford University, Asian Languages (Modern Chinese Literature)
B.A.; Hamburg University (Chinese Studies), Peking University (Chinese Literature)
- 20th century Chinese literature, film, and culture
- Cultural constructions of “Chineseness,”
- Representations of the Chinese diaspora in film and literature
- Asian American literature and film
- Literary theory and criticism
- Theories of ideology and representation
- Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
- Gender Studies and Feminism
- Transnational Chinese Popular Culture
“Gender and Cinema: Speaking Through Images of Women,” in Asian Cinema, vol. 22, no. 1, Spring/Summer 2011,192-208.
“Whereto for Multiculturalism: The German Debate on Leitkultur and the Promise of Cultural Studies,” in Reza Hasmath ed. Managing Ethnic Diversity: Meanings and Practices from an International Perspective (UK: Ashgate Press, 2011), 199-220.
“Beyond Ethnicity, Into Equality: Re-thinking Hybridity and Transnationalism in a Local Chinese Play,” in Handel Wright and Meagan Morris eds. special issue on “Transnationalism and Cultural Studies” in Journal of Cultural Studies (Blackwell Publishers), Fall 2009, 23:5/6, 775-794.
“Gilded-Age Memories of the Cultural Revolution,” co-authored with Guobin Yang, in The China Review, University of Hong Kong Press, October 2005, 5:2, 1-11.
“Nostalgia for the Future: Cultural Revolution Memory in Two Transnational Chinese Narratives,” in special issue on the Cultural Revolution, The China Review, (University of Hong Kong Press), October 2005, 5:2, 43-63.