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Xueping Zhong
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Tufts University
Olin Center 311
Medford, MA 02155

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Xueping Zhong
Director of Chinese Program


B.A., Shanghai Normal University
M.A., University of Iowa; English
M.A., University of Iowa; Comparative Literature
Ph.D., University of Iowa; Comparative Literature

Research Interests

Modern Chinese Literature, Chinese Culture, Film

Selected publications



    • Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and the Production of Meaning in the Reform Era China, University of Hawaii Press, 2010

    • Masculinity Besieged? Issues of Modernity and Male Subjectivity in Chinese Literature of the Late Twentieth Century, Duke University Press, 2000

    Edited Volumes:

    • Revolution and Its Narratives: China’s Socialist Literary and Cultural Imaginaries, 1949-1966, co-editor and co-translator with Rebecca Karl, Duke University Press, 2016

    • Debating Socialist Legacy and Globalization in China: Essays by Contemporary Chinese Critics, co-editor with Ban Wang, Palgrave, 2014

    • Culture and Social Transformation in Reform Era China, co-editor, Brill, 2010

    • Culture and Social Transformations: Theoretical Framework and Chinese Context, co-editor with Tianyu Cao, Liao Kebin, Ban Wang, Brill, 2013

    • Culture and Social Transformation in Reform Era China, co-editor with Tianyu Cao, Liao Kebin, Brill, 2010

    • Some of Us: Chinese Women Growing Up in the Mao Era, co-editor, Rutgers University Press, 2001

    • 《文化与社会转型:理论框架和中国语境》 (Culture and social transformations: theoretical consideration and the case of China), co-edit with Cao Tianyu and Liao Kebin, Guangxi Normal University Press (Guilin, PRC), 2012

    • 《文化与社会转型》(Culture and social transformations in the reform era), co-editor with Cao Tianyu and Liao Kebin, Zhejiang University Press (Hangzhou, PRC), 2006.

    • 《越界的挑战—跨学科女性主义研究选译》(Border crossing as challenge: selected translations of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship), co-editor with Laura Roskos, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press (Shanghai, PRC), 2003

Selected Articles:

  • Internationale as Specter: Na'er, "Subaltern Literature," and Contemporary China's "Left Bank," China and New Left Visions: Political and Cultural Interventions eds. Ban Wang and Jie Lu (Lexington Book, 2012): 101-120.*

  • "Women Can Hold Up Half the Sky: A Fourth-Told Tale," Words and Their Stories: Revolutionary Discourse in China ed. Wang Ban (Brill, 2011): 227-248.*

  • "Who is Afraid of Lu Xun?: Debates about Lu Xun and the Question of His Legacy in the Post-Revolution China," China's Literary and Cultural Scene at the Turn of the 21st Century ed. Jie Lu (Routledge, 2008): 81-102.*; (The same article is re-published in Culture and Social Transformation in Reform Era China, Brill, 2010): 257-284.

  • "Who is a Feminist? Understanding the Ambivalence towards Shanghai Baby, 'Body Writing,' and Feminism in Post-Women's Liberation China," a special issue "Translating Feminisms in China" in the journal Gender and History eds. Wang Zheng and Dorothy Ko (vol. 18 no.3, 2006): 635-660.*

  • "后妇女解放与自我想象" (Post-women's liberation, feminism, and contemporary [male] Chinese intellectuals' self-imagination), 《读书》(Reading) November (2005): 13-21.

  • "错置的焦虑" (Anxieties over nativization of feminism),《读书》 (Reading) April (2003): 47-54.