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Modern Chinese literature, intellectual history, critical theory


Ph.D., Modern Chinese Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009 


  • “’Stay Loyal to the Earth’: The Transcendental, the Teleological, and the Quotidian in Zhou Zuoren’s (1885-1967) Reflections on the Construction of Modern Life.” Asia Major. Accepted.  
  • “The Sacred and the Cannibalistic: Zhou Zuoren’s Critique of Violence in Modern China,” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews. Forthcoming in 2014 (vol.36) 25-60. 
  • “Beyond the Nation-State Paradigm: On the Reconstruction of Cultural subjectivity and Universalism in China,” Frontiers of Literary Theory (Wenxue Lilun Qianyan). 2014 (vol.11) 25-53. 
  • “To Believe or Not to Believe: Zhou Zuoren’s Alternative Approaches to the Chinese Enlightenment,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, 25, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 206-260. 
  • “Language Practicum: the ‘Interface’ Between Classroom Learning and Real-world Communication.” Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies 2012(3): 50-57. 
  • “Han Chao’s Landscape Painting and the Anxiety of Art in China,” Chinese Painting 32 (2011): 74-81. 
  • “New Humanism.” China in the Twentieth Century. Spec. issue of Modern Language Quarterly 69.1 (2008): 61-79. 
  • “Zhou Zuoren: the Forerunner of Deconstructive Criticism in China.” (Zhou Zuoren: Zhongguo Xiandai Jiegou Piping de Xianqu) Frontiers of Literary Theory (Wenxue Lilun Qianyan) 3 (2006): 274-316.

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