Aijun Zhu

Aijun Zhu

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Culture

Ph.D., University of Maryland
Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies
M.A., Peking University
B.A., Yantai University

Professor Zhu joined the New College Faculty in fall 2008, and is a tenure track Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Culture in the Division of Humanities. She offers courses in Chinese language at all levels and in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film. She does research in the areas of contemporary Chinese women writers, youth culture, modern Chinese cinema as well as Chinese American literature and film. Currently, she is working on a project that explores the cultural politics of emotion and the rise of romantic comedy in contemporary China.

Recent Courses
Elementary Chinese I
Revolution, Love and Modern Chinese Fiction
Elementary Chinese II
Modern Chinese Literature: A Survey

Selected Publications
Feminism and Global Chineseness:  The Cultural Production of Controversial Women Authors. Youngstown:  Cambria Press, 2007.

"In the Tabernacle of Their (Chinese) Souls:  Nationalism and Writing in Diaspora," translation into Chinese of an essay by Ann Huss. Panorama (Wanxiang), January 2001.

"Jinyong:  Gender Politics and Popular Culture," translation into English of an essay by Jianmei Liu. Today (Jintian), 1998

Contact Information

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Division of Humanities
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197
(941) 487-4277

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201