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Wei Hong
BRNG 1290G
(765) 494-3731
Professor of Applied Linguistics

Pragmatics, Chinese Linguistics, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Daniel Hsieh
SC 161
(765) 494-8598
Associate Professor of Chinese; Chair Department of East Asian Languages

Chinese Language; Classical Chinese Literature

Hongjian Wang
SC 261
Assistant Professor of Chinese, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, and Film Studies, SLC
  • Modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film, theater, print media, cultural history
  • comparative literature, Decadence, comedy, the avant-garde, reflexivity.

Hongjian Wang is generally interested in the aesthetics and politics of modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film, and theater, which she approaches from comparative, interdisciplinary, and historical perspectives. Her book manuscript, The Rise and Fall of China's Modern Cultural Elite: A Re-Examination of Decadence in the Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature, delves into the cultural dynamics in twentieth-century China that gave rise to Decadent literature in the European sense. Her research has also touched upon a variety of subjects, such as Chinese masculinity represented in the print media, the performative mode of documentary filmmaking, and the cult followings of comedy films. Her ongoing research projects include: the avant-garde theater in (post)socialist China; the surge of reflexivity in contemporary Chinese literature, film, and theater; and the issue of aging in contemporary Chinese female writing.

Hongjian Wang teaches Chinese language, Chinese cinema, modern Chinese literature and theater. She also serves on the committees of several graduate students in Comparative Literature on a variety of topics on modern China.

Continuing Lecturers

Chi-ying Alice Wang
SC 063
(765) 496-6222
Continuing Lecturer

Chinese Culture, Art History, Literature

Limited Term Lecturers

Zhengyu (Jade) Tang
SC G063
(765) 496-6222
Chinese Limited Term Lecturer
Ai-Jen Wann
SC G063
(765) 496-6222
Limited Term Lecturer in Chinese

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