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Dr. Yiju Huang

Telephone: (419) 372-7140


Ph. D. (with distinction) East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Academic Positions:

Assistant Professor, Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Language, Bowling Green State University
Instructor and teaching assistant, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature ٭ Chinese Cinema ٭ Trauma Theory ٭ Film Theory ٭Chinese Buddhism

Recent Courses:

Chinese Culture: Traditions and Modern Transformation
Chinese Film: Poetics and Politics
Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
Elementary Chinese, Advanced Chinese


Book manuscript, Tapestry of Light: Aesthetic Afterlives of the Cultural Revolution, forthcoming (Brill, 2014).

“Plain, Time, and Catastrophe: A Conversation with Chen Zhongshi,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC) Resource Center, July 2013. Available online:

Book review, Gang Zhou. Placing the Modern Chinese Vernacular in Transnational Literature. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. CLS, Dec. 2012

“By Way of Melancholia: Remembrance of Tiananmen Square Incident in Summer Palace,” Asian Cinema 21(1) (Spring/Summer 2010): 165-78.

“(Re) Creating Modern Chinese Music: Yang Ying, Erhu, and World Music,” Modern Art Asia 2 (Feb 2010).

“Weaving a Dark Parody: A Psychoanalytical Reading of Zhang Yimou’s Curse of the Golden Flower,” Film International (Vol. 6, Issue 2).

“A Man Awakened from Dreams: Rereading the Modern Girl Image in A Fool’s Love by Tanizaki Jun'ichiro” Graduate Journal of Asian Pacific Studies, Vol. 5, no. 2, August 2007 URL:

“Architecture in Northeast Asia and Oceania,” Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture, Vol. 6: Northeast Asia and Oceania, ed., Gary G. Xu, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, 2006.