Xiaojue Wang

Xiaojue Wang
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

My main area of research is modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film and comparative literature, with special focus on the relationship among literature, culture and politics.  This includes literature and culture across mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and overseas, as well as transnational cultural interactions.  I am also interested in gender and sexuality in Chinese literature and film; popular culture in modern China; film and visual studies, with an emphasis on the relationship between literature, visuality and historiography; and critical theory and cultural studies in the Chinese context. I am currently writing a book about the intellectual discourse in the 1949 Chinese divide and the formation of Cold War culture in China.  My next project focuses on the politics  of memory in post-socialist China.

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