Office: Gaines 118A
Office hours: Monday & Wednesday 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.
“Entrapment and Enclosure: The Poetics of Space and Time in Yu Hua’s Two Short Stories,” Rocky Mountain review, 67: 2 (Fall 2013): 106-123.
“Gender Roles and Their Displacement in Tuya’s Marriage,” Journal of Chinese Cinemas 7: 2 (2013): 123–137.
“Doing Things Right with Communist Party Language: An Analysis of Yu Hua’s Exploitation of Mao-era Rhetoric,” China Information, 26 (March 2012): 87-104.
“Representing Emigration and Globalization in Wang Xiaoshuai’s Drifters” (谈王小帅在《二弟》中对移民与全球化问题的影视探讨)，Culture Research (????)，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’s Cries in the Drizzle,” Pacific Affairs, vol.81, no.4, (February 2009): 625.
“The Meeting of the Twain: Book Review on Zhang Longxi’s Unexpected Affinities” in Literary Review of Canada 15, no.5 (June 2007): 11–12.
Scholarly Entries in Referred Journals
“Introduction to Su Tong,” Chinese Literature Today 3, no. 1 & 2: 51.
“A Conversation with Su Tong,” Chinese Literature Today 3, no. 1 & 2: 58-61.
Zhang Xuexin, “Su Tong’s Aesthetics,” tr. Hua Li, Chinese Literature Today 3, no. 1 & 2: 62-65.
Conference Proceedings Articles
“Chinese Vocabulary Acquisition – A Case Study,” in Conference Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy, Sichuan University and New York City University, Chengdu, China, June 2013, pp. 167-175.
“Use D2L to Drive Students’ Desire to Learn Chinese,” in Conference Proceedings of Technology & Chinese Language Teaching at the 7th International Conference & Workshops, University of Hawai’i, 2012, pp. 219-225.
Hua with students in China, summer 2013