My current book project, Global Chineseness: Ethnicity, Nation, and Identity in Contemporary Chinese Literatures, investigates the relationship between ideas of ethnicity and Chineseness at the turn of the twenty-first century. My broader interests include inter-Asian and transpacific literary and cinematic production, particularly works produced by socially marginalized and/or disempowered populations (such as ethnic, sexual, gender, and/or socio-economic minorities). I am also interested in the relationship between China/East Asia and the rest of the world, especially in terms of world literature and comparative questions of indigeneity.

Research Fields of Interest

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature; Inter-Asian and Transpacific Literary and Film Studies; East Asian Studies (especially modern and contemporary Japanese and Korean fiction); Taiwan Studies; Comparative and World Literature; Film and Media Studies; Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies; and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Research Languages

Modern Languages: English, Mandarin-Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Taiwanese (Southern Min), Spanish

Classical Languages: Chinese, Tibetan