Education

  • 1994 --2001: Ph. D., Comparative Literature, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN 47904, U.S.A. Areas of study: Classical Chinese Literature; Modern Chinese Literature; Modern American Literature; Critical Theory.
  • 1992--1994: M. A., English Education, Humanities Division, Wayne State College. Wayne, NE 68787, U.S.A.
  • 1982--1983: Diploma, Jiangsu College of Education, English Department, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China.
  • 1977--1980: B. A. (equivalent), English Language and Literature, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Jiangsu Teachers’ College (present Suzhou University), Suzhou, P. R. China.

Employment

  • 2008--: Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Professor of Chinese
  • 1999-- 2008: Bennington College, Bennington, VT 05201, U.S.A. Professor. (Bennington College abolished the Tenure in the mid 199os, all full-time faculty members are indiscriminately “professors”)
  • 1994 --1999: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, U.S.A. Graduate Instructor
  • 1992--1994: Wayne State College, Wayne, NE 68787, U.S.A. Graduate Instructor
  • 1989--1992: Nanjing College of Communications. Nanjing, P. R. China. Associate Director and Lecturer, English Department, Taught college level English to non-English majors
  • 1984--1989: Yancheng Institute of Education. Yancheng, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China Lecturer, Head of Extensive Reading Section of English Department, Designated Student Counselor; Taught college level English to English majors; Taught great Works from American Literature and English Literature.
  • 1980--1984: Yancheng High School. Yancheng, Jiangsu, P.R. China.

Publications

Books

  • 《当代文学批评:里奇文论精选》 Contemporary Literary Criticism: A Leitch Reader. Ed. & intro. Shunzhu Wang, Beijing, China: Peking University Press, 2014.
  • 《二十世纪三十年代以来的美国文学批评》 American Literary Criticism from the 1930s to the1980s. Trans. ed. & preface. Shunzhu Wang, Beijing, China: Peking University Press, 2013.
  • The Double-Voiced Feminine Discourses: A Comparative Study of Women Writers in Modern Chinese Literature and Modern American Literature. (Dissertation). West Lafayette: Purdue e-Pubs, 2001.
  • 《当代西方修辞学:演讲与话语批评》 Contemporary Western Rhetoric: Speech and Discourse Criticism. Co-ed & trans. Beijing, China: China Social Science Press, 1998.
  • 《当代西方修辞学:批评模式与方法》Contemporary Western Rhetoric: Critical Methods and Paradigms. Co-ed. & trans. Beijing, China: China Social Sciences Press, 1998.
  • 《与狮子为伍》 (Lie Down With Lions, a novel by Ken Follete). Co-trans. Xian: Huayue Publishing House, 1987.
  • 《中学生英语练习 ∙ 六》 Middle School English Exercise Book Vol 6. co-author & ed. Nanjing: Jiangsu Educational Press, 1988.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Journal

  • 《普渡风华》Pudu Feng Hua (A Campus Journal) 1, & 4. Co-founder & co-editor. West Lafayette: PUCSSA Press, 1995 & 1997.

Articles in referred journals, books or conference proceedings

  • “Anti-corruption, Power Struggle and Rule of Law in China: Random Thoughts on Xi’s ‘Tiger-killing’ Anti-corruption Campaign.” in Corruption and Government Legitimacy: A Twentieth-First Century Perspective. Eds. Jonathan Mendilow, Ilan Peleg, Lexington Books (Forthcoming).
  • “死亡兮, 复兴兮?: 当代西方批评理论的衍变与走向”(Death or Renaissance?: On the Fragmentation and Future of Contemporary Western Critical Theories), Introduction to 《当代文学批评:里奇文论精选》(Contemporary Literary Criticism: A Leitch Reader), ed. Wang Shunzhu (Beijing: Peking UP, 2014): (3-6).
  • “序二” (Preface 2) in 《20世纪30年代至80年代的美国文学批评》(American Literary Criticism from the 1930s to the 1980s), Trans & ed. Shunzhu Wang (Beijing: Peking UP, 2013): 7-9.
  • “Anchee Min” in Twentieth Century World Fiction. Vol. III of The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Ed. John Clement Ball, Gen. ed. Brian W. Shaffer. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • “文学经典与民族身份”in童庆炳、陶东风编辑:《文化经典的建构、解构和重构》(The Construction, Deconstruction, and Reconstruction of the Literary Canon in the Context of Cultural Studies), ed. Tao Dongfeng & Tong Qingbing (Beijing: Peking UP, 2007): 204-13.
  • “文学的全球化”(trans. of Vincent B Leitch’s “Globalization of Literatures”) in《文化研究视野中经典的建构、结构和重构》 (The Construction, Deconstruction, and Reconstruction of the Literary Canon in the Context of Cultural Studies), ed. Tao Dongfeng & Tong Qingbing (Beijing: Peking UP, 2007): 176-91.
  • Canon (Re) formation and National/Cultural Identity.” Bilingual proceedings of The International Conference on Canon (Re) formation in the Context of Cultural Studies, (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2005)
  • “Deconstructing the Critical Dichotomy of Taoist Hermit Tao Qian VS Confucian Scholar Tao Qian,” in Comparative Literature in the Cross-Cultural Context. ed. Aimin Cheng and Yang Lixin. (Nanjing: Yilin Press, 2003): 260-271.
  • “Louis Chu” in Asian-American Novelists. ed. Emmanuel S Nelson (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2000): 68-75.
  • “Anchee Min” in Asian-American Novelists. ed. Emmanuel S Nelson. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2000): 214-18.
  • “Of What/Whom Was Tao Yuanming Thinking” in Negotiating Space Crossing Borders. (West Lafayette: Purdue Uni. Press, 1999): 25-30.
  • “Forward from the editors” in《当代西方修辞学:演讲与话语批评》Contemporary Western Rhetoric: Speech and Discourse Criticism. Co-ed & trans. (Beijing, China: China Social Sciences Press, 1998): 1-5.
  • “Forward from the editors” in《当代西方修辞学:批评模式与方法》Contemporary Western Rhetoric: Critical Methods and Paradigms. Co-ed. & trans. (Beijing, China: China Social Sciences Press, 1998): 1-5.
  • "The Double-Voiced Feminist Discourse in Ding Ling’s ‘Miss Sophie’s Diary’ and Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God." In Tamkang Review, 28, 1 (Taiwan, Tamkang University Press, 1997): 130-159.
  • “吻” (trans. of "Kiss ", a short story by Kate Chopin, which was published in《中国翻译通讯》China Translators Journal, as the source text for a translation contest sponsored by China Translators’ Association in 1986).

*** The contest was extremely competitive, for it was a nationwide contest, open to people from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao as well as Mainland China, and to both amateurs and professionals. Among thousands of submissions, this translation won the second place.

Articles in non-peer-reviewed academic journals

  • “缠 小足,高跟鞋及女权主义随想 (On Foot-binding, High Heels and Feminisms).” Pudu Feng Hua, 4, West Lafayette: PUCSSA Press, 1997.
  • “痛饮狂哥的背后:酒后话李白 (Li Bai (Li Po) and Chinese Wine Culture)." Pudu Feng Hua, 1, West Lafayette: PUCSSA Press, 1995.
  • “Chapter 5 & 6.” Middle School English Exercise Book Vol 6. Nanjing: Jiangsu Educational Press,1988.
  • "The Magic Mill (Part 1, 2, and 3)," (An introduction and annotation to the story) in High School Students’ English), 6, 1986.

Articles submitted or in progress

  • “Wang Anyi’s Feminism of Difference vs Maoist Official Feminism of Equality: on Love on the Barren Mountain” (Finished and ready for submission)

Presentations

  • “Hybridity of Modern Chinese Identity and Its Literary Representation.” Proposal accepted for MLA’s Association for Asian Studies (AAS)-in-Asia Annual Conference to be held in Korean University, Seoul, Korea, Jun 24-27, 2017
  • “Source and Management of Funding of CCP.” 2106 IPSA World Congress of Political Science. Poznan, Poland. July 23-28, 2016.
  • “Ambivalence of Modern Chinese Consciousness and Miss Sophie’s Diary by Ding Ling” International Conference on Chinese /East Asian Cultures. Jilin Univeristy, Changchun, China, July1-3, 2106.
  • “Anti-corruption, Power Struggle and Rule of Law in China: Random Thoughts on Xi’s ‘Tiger-killing’ Anti-corruption Campaign.” IPSA, RC 20 Political Finance and Political Corruption, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2015.
  • “China: Politics of Ambivalence”, an invited presentation at request of Political Science and Global Studies faculty members as a course proposal that will eventually replace the existing course POL 267: Chinese Politics. 2013.
  • “Shaping of Modern Chinese Consciousness” at 2012 annual Southeast Conference, Association of Asian Studies, Columbia, South Carolina, 2012.
  • “Change of Status of Women as seen in Chinese Film and Literature” Pathway Lecture Series at Rider University, 2012.
  • “The Search for Self and the Call of the Wilderness” at the ACCL International Conference on Literature and Environment held Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, 2007.
  • “Democracy, Revolution and Literary Movements in Modern China” at the Social Science Colloquium sponsored by Bennington College, 2006.
  • “Canon (Re) formation and National / Cultural Identity” at the International Conference on Canon (Re)formation in the Context of Cultural Studies in Beijing, 2005.
  • “The Disorder of Critical Reading” (lecture) at the Postmodern Theory Seminar hosted by Suzhou University in China, 2005.
  • “The Shaping of Chinese Mind: Chinese Ambivalence towards Western Democracy” at the National Convention of US-China Peoples Friendship Association, Albany, New York, 2005.
  • “Images of Beauty in China and US: Past and Present” at the Cross-Cultural Colloquium: Perspectives on Gender, Bennington College, 2004.
  • “Women as Self-Conscious Beautiful Objects in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth” at the Social Science Colloquium Bennington College, Vermont, 2004.
  • “Deconstructing the Critical Dichotomy of Daoist Hermit Tao Yuanming vs. Confucian Scholar Tao Yuanming” at The 7th Triennial Congress of Chinese Comparative Literature Association and the International Conference on Beginning of the New Century: Comparative Literature in a Cross-Cultural Context. Nanjing, China 2003.
  • “Creating an Appeal for Chinese Language and Culture for Your Students: A Collaboration between College and Elementary School Faculty” at 2000 VFLA Convention.

Refereeing for Academic Journals

  • Refereeing articles for MELUS, a well-known academic journal of The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States, published by Oxford UP, Since 2015.
  • Refereeing articles for Mosaic, an internationally known academic journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, published by University of Manitoba, Canada. 2001 till present.

Honors

  • Invited to serve on the prestigious judge panel for a nation wide “English Creative Writing Contest” sponsored by Peking University Press.
  • Invited to serve as an expert advisor for Translation Express, published by CNKI International Publishing Center, 2014 till present.
  • Invited to join the guest faculty of CIRU (Confucius Institute, Rutgers University), 2014 till present.
  • Invited speaker at the 2005 Post Theory Seminar sponsored by Soochow University, China.
  • Invited speaker at the 2005 annual convention of US-China Peoples Friendship Association (USCPFA)
  • Inclusion in Directory of American Scholars
  • Vice President, of the International Club of Wayne State College, 1992 -1993.
  • Vice President, of Purdue University Chinese Students and Scholars Association, 1996-1997.

Grants and Awards

  • Summer Research Fellowship: rider univeristy, Summer, 2013
  • Certificate of Excellence: Rider University Bridging Research, Instruction, and Discipline- Grounded Epistemologies, May 2010
  • Summer Research Fellowship: Rider University, Summer, 2009.
  • Outstanding Teacher: Recognized by the Teaching Awards Committee of FLL, Purdue University, Fall, 1998.
  • Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship: Purdue University research grant for doctoral thesis, summer, 1998.
  • Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship: Purdue University research grant for doctoral thesis, summer, 1997.
  • International Club Scholarship: Wayne State College, 1993.
  • Excellent Teacher Award: Awarded by Nanjing College of Communications in 1990.
  • The 2nd Place Winner, Awarded by China Translators’ Association for winning the second place in a prestigious nationwide translation competition in 1987.
  • Excellent Educator Award: Awarded for academic contributions to Yancheng College of Education as well as excellence in teaching by Yancheng Municipal Government in 1986.

Professional Organizations

  • ACLA (The American Comparative Literature Association)
  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • ACTFL (American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages)
  • VTFL (Vermont Foreign Language Teachers’ Association)
  • CLTA (Chinese Language Teachers’ Association)
  • AAS (Association for Asian Studies)

List of Course Taught at Bennington College (1999-2008)

Courses taught in Chinese

  • The Concept of Family: From “Four Generations under One Roof” to “One Child” Policy
  • Experiencing the Daily Life as a Chinese
  • Festivals: Past and Present; East and West
  • Monuments and Icons in China
  • Tracing Cultural Roots
  • Tour China
  • “The Lost Generation” in Blood Romance (Xuese langman, 2003)
  • “Zhong (loyalty)” and “Yi (brotherhood/righteousness) in San Guo (Three Kingdoms) and Shuihu (The Water Margins)
  • Love and Self Identity in Honglou Meng (Dream of Red Chamber)
  • The Great Cultural Revolution and Cultural Identity
  • Root-Searching Literature and Cultural Identity
  • Representation of Women in Chinese Literature

Courses taught in English

  • On Art and Literature: Politics and Theatre in 20th Century China
  • Calligraphy I: A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Language and Culture
  • Calligraphy II: The Stokes that “Run” between Poetry (as Verbal Painting) and Painting (as Visual Poetry)
  • Introduction to Chinese History
  • Issue of Gender in Chinese Films
  • Chinese Cinema: An Inside Look into China
  • Death Penalty in China
  • Introduction to Classic Chinese Poetry and Ancient Chinese Philosophy

List of Courses taught at Rider University

Courses in Chinese

  • CHI 100: Chinese I - Language requirement for LAS students, and for Chinese Area Studies Minor
  • CHI 101: Chinese II - Language requirement for LAS students, and for Chinese Area Studies Minor
  • CHI 150: Basic Chinese Language and Culture for Business
  • CHI 200: Chinese III - Language requirement for LAS students, and for Chinese Area Studies Minor
  • CHI 201: Chinese IV - Language requirement for LAS students, and for Chinese Area Studies Minor
  • CHI 300: Advanced Chinese Reading and Composition - Elective for Chinese Area Studies Minor and Chinese Minor

Courses in English

  • CHI 307: Images of Women in Chinese Literature and Film
  • CHI 310: Chinese Culture and Civilization
  • CHI 311: Calligraphy as a Window to Chinese Language and Culture
  • CHI 490: Independent Research and Study
  • BHP 100: J2 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas 1 - Co-teaching with faculty from another department
  • BHP 150: J1 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II - Co-teaching with faculty from another department
  • IND 210: Global Encounters: China - Co-teaching with faculty from another department
  • IND 210: Global Encounters: From Mao to Now- Co-teaching with faculty from another department
  • POL/GLS 267: Chinese Politics
  • POL/GLS 267: China in Transition
  • GND 400: Seminar in Transcultural Gender and Sexuality