Office: Gaines 118A
Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1-3pm, & by appointment
Fall 2013 Classes:
CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I, MW 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. & TR 9:50 - 10:40 a.m.
CHIN 201D Intermediate Chinese I, MTWR 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Spring 2014 Classes:
CHIN 102D Elementary Chinese II, MTWR 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
CHIN 202D Intermediate Chinese II, MW 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. & TR 9:50 - 10:40 a.m.
B.A. in English, Harbin Engineering University, 1991
M.A. in Chinese Literature, University of British Columbia, 2002
Ph.D. in Chinese Literature, University of British Columbia, 2007
I am primarily interested in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, with a focus on the literary works of Yu Hua and Su Tong. My book entitled Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua: Coming of Age in Troubled Times was published by Brill in 2011. This is a study of the coming-of-age experiences of Chinese youth during the Cultural Revolution as reflected in contemporary Chinese Chengzhangxiaoshuo / Bildungsroman fiction, specifically Yu Hua'sCries in the Drizzle and Su Tong's North Side Story. Besides the interest in coming of age stories, I am also do research on the literary works of other contemporary Chinese writers, as well as Chinese cinema. Now I am working on Chinese science fiction.
Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua: Coming of Age in Troubled Times, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011.
"Doing things right with Communist Party language: An analysis of Yu Hua's exploitation of Mao-era rhetoric," China Information March 2012 26: 87-104.
"Representing Emigration and Globalization in Wang Xiaoshuai'sDrifters",Culture Study, vol.11 (June 2011): 265-277.
"From Christianity in China to Chinese Christianity: Missing History Since 1583 and Recent Academic Debates in English," Illumine, The Journal of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, vol. 2 (November 2003): 9-16.
"Chinese Avant-Gardism: A Representative Study of Yu Hua's"1986,"BC Asian Review 13 (Spring 2002): 36-48.
"Book review on Winter Sun,"World Literature Today, vol. 87, no. 2 (March-April, 2013): 152-153.
"Book Review on Yu Hua'sCries in the Drizzle," Pacific Affairs, vol.81, no.4, (February 2009): 625.
"The Meeting of the Twain: Book Review on Zhang Longxi'sUnexpected Affinities" in Literary Review of Canada 15, no.5 (June 2007): 11-12.