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Dr. CHOY Howard Yuen Fung

Dr. CHOY Howard Yuen Fung

Associate Head and Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Phone number3411-5927
ORCID number0000-0003-0759-4609



Ph.D. (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)

Research area(s):

Modern & Contemporary Chinese Culture & Literature
Asian Cinema & Drama
Critical Theories

Teaching area(s):

Modern & Contemporary Chinese Literature
Western Sinology
Female Fiction and Film

Taught previously at:

Stanford University,  Georgia Institute of Technology,  Wittenberg University

Selected output(s):

“Logs in the Time of Coronavirus: Online Diaries by Five Chinese Women Writers from Wuhan, New York, and Xi’an.” Chinese Literature and Thought Today 53.3-4 (Feb. 2023): 97-110.

“On the One-Child Policy of China: Reading Ma Jian’s Novel The Dark Road.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Reproductive Justice and Literature, pp. 269-85. Ed. Beth Widmaier Capo and Laura Lazzari. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

Editor and translator. Liu Zaifu: Selected Essays, with Liu Jianmei. Leiden: Brill, 2021.

“Darkness in Enlightenment: On Leo Ou-Fan Lee’s ‘Dark Tradition’.” In Three Tendencies of Contemporary Humanities: C. T. Hsia, Leo Ou-Fan Lee, and Liu Zaifu, pp. 112-20. Ed. David Der-wei Wang, Ji Jin, and Liu Jianmei. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 2020.

“Expansionist Ethnic Ecology: On Reading Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem.” In Chinese Shock of the Anthropocene: Image, Music and Text in the Age of Climate Change, pp. 131-149. Ed. Kwai-Cheung Lo and Jessica Yeung. Singapore: Springer, 2019.

“Laughable Leaders: A Study of Political Jokes in Mainland China.” In Not Just a Laughing Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humor in China, pp. 97-115. Ed. King-fai Tam and Sharon R. Wesoky. Singapore: Springer, 2018.

Editor and chapter author. Discourses of Disease: Writing Illness, the Mind and Body in Modern China. Leiden: Brill, 2016. 277 pages.

“Toward a Poetic Minimalism of Violence: On Tang Shu-wing’s Titus Andronicus 2.0.” Asian Theatre Journal 28.1 (Spring, 2011): 44-66.

Remapping the Past: Fictions of History in Deng’s China, 1979-1997. Leiden Series in Comparative Historiography, vol. 3. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

Current project(s):

Handbook of Environmental Humanities in Asia. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.

Series chief co-editor. African and Asian Anthropocene: Studies in the Environmental Humanities. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.

Series chief editor. Hong Kong Culture and Literature. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.

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