Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature
Research interests: modern and contemporary Chinese literature, late Qing fiction and drama; comparative literary theory; colonial and modern Taiwanese fiction, and Asian American and diasporic literature; Chinese intellectuals and artists in the mid-20th century
REN Wei will be writing her dissertation, “The Graphic Transformation in Chinese Book Design in the 1920s and 1930s.” This project explores Chinese art in the 1920s and 1930s through the lens of graphic design. In doing so, it reveals the period’s tensions, misalignments, and confusions as Chinese intellectuals struggled to offer diverse models to modernize their art.
Assistant Professor, National Taiwan Normal University
Ph.D., 2004, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
Chia-chi Wu’s research interests include film and cultural theory, history of global cinema, Chinese language and East Asian cinemas, international film festivals, queer film criticism, and martial arts cinema. Her current project is “Global Wuxia: 21st Century Martial Arts Films.”