Chinese literature Sinophone literature the Cold War Transpacific
I received my degree in modern Chinese and Sinophone literature from UCLA. My work straddles a number of different fields, modern Chinese literature, Asian/American literature, and transnational Asia more broadly. I am currently completing a book manuscript on the global connections of canonical modern Chinese literature through translation and migration. While my main specialization is in work written in the Chinese language, although not necessarily limited to China, I have broader interests in and would be willing to advise graduate students working on cultural production in Asia more generally.
Some of my former MA students are pursuing PhDs at University of Southern California and Harvard University. I would welcome students who wish to pursue a career outside of the academy.
Here are some examples of projects I have supervised:
Modern Chinese literature, Sinophone literature, Sinophone film, transpacific studies, world literature, Taiwanese literature, Hong Kong literature, Cold War studies
I teach classes in modern Chinese literature, Taiwanese literature, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong cinemas, queer Sinophone literature and film, colonial and postcolonial East Asia
The development of modernity in modern and contemporary China, Taiwan, and/or Hong Kong and its influence on literature, cinema, visual culture and/or popular culture.Fall Term 2020
Chinese literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 322. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.Winter Term 2021
The relationship between culture and identity in Taiwan through the study of literature and film in translation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 351. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.Winter Term 2021
Colonialism, soft power and transnational connections in East Asia through the lens of cultural production. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.Fall Term 2020