Assistant Professor of Chinese
M.A. Seton Hall University (2004)
M.A. Ohio State University (2009)
Ph.D. Ohio State University (2015)
Areas of Expertise
20th century Chinese literature and culture;
Drama and theatre in late imperial and modern China;
CHIN 227 / COMP 227 / THEA 227Made in China or Making "China"?: Twentieth-Century Chinese Performative Culture (not offered 2020/21)
CHIN 237 T / COMP 297Present Past: The Politics of Memory in Contemporary Chinese Literatures and Films (not offered 2020/21)
CHIN 253 / COMP 254 / WGSS 255(F)"Illness" in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture
Book review of The Avant-Garde and the Popular in Modern China: Tian Han and the Intersection of Performance and Politics by Liang Luo. Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. vol.9 no. 2 (2015), pp 337-342.
“Spoken Drama of, for, and by the Peasants: Crossing the River and Ding County Experimental Theatre (1932-1937)”, in David Der-wei Wang ed., A New Literary History of Modern China, commissioned by Harvard University Press. Scheduled for publication in 2015.
“Hong Shen: A Life in Theatre and Film”, in The Wedded Husband, ed. by Kirk A. Denton, A Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Publication, Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Foreign Language Publications, pp. 3-11, 2014.
“The Sun is Not for Us, but this Play is for the World”, Staging China, http://www.stagingchina.leeds.ac.uk/library/the-sun-is-not-for-us-china-2012/
“Wei zhi you shi: yibu xieshi de zhongguo ticai ju” (The Wedded Husband: A Realistic Chinese Play) by Hong Shen, in The Wedded Husband, ed. by Kirk A. Denton, A Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Publication, Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Foreign Language Publications, pp. 50-72, 2014.
The Wedded Husband: A Chinese Realistic Play, staged on November 16-17, 2013, Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance Center, 1849 Cannon Dr., Columbus, OH, 43210.
Awards, Fellowships & Grants
2013 Research and Creative Activity Grant, the College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University for producing The Wedded Husband (Three Acts).
2012 Worldwide University Network (WUN), International Research Collaboration Grant on “Performing China on the Global Stage”, operated by Leeds University, UK.
2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant Reward, Graduate School, The Ohio State University.
Association for Asian Studies
Association for Asian Performance
Chinese Oral and Performing Literature
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Chinese Language Teacher Association