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Dr. HUNG Ruth Yu Yui

Dr. HUNG Ruth Yu Yui

Head and Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Phone number3411 7265
ORCID number0000-0003-0309-8456



BA, M.Phil. HKU; D.Phil. Oxon

Research area(s):

Modern Literary Criticism; China-West Literary Relations; Animal Studies

Teaching area(s):

Literary and Comparative Studies

Taught previously at:

University of Hong Kong

Selected output(s):

  • ‘"An Honest Failure”: Simone de Beauvoir in China.’ In Failures East and West: Cultural Encounters between East Asia and Europe, eds. Ralf Hertel and Kirsten Sandrock. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2023. 49-65.
  • ‘The Afterlives of Jātaka Deer’s Compassion -- In Memory of Our Dog Baibai.’ Acoustic and Visual Ecology of Damaged Planet, a special issue of AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 25 (September 2021): 49-66. [doi: 10.25038/am.v0i25.446] [abstract]
  • ‘Toward a New Humanity: Animal Cruelty in China in Light of COVID-19.’ In Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, ed. Laura Wright. London and New York: Routledge, 2021. 381-393. [abstract]
  • Hu Feng: A Marxist Intellectual in a Communist State, 1930-1955. New York: SUNY Press, 2020. [ISBN13: 978-1-4384-7954-5] [abstract]
  • ‘Against Allegory: for the Wolves in Wolf Totem.’ boundary 2 47.4 (November 2020): 25-61. [doi: 10.1215/01903659-8677827] [abstract]

Current project(s):

Animals at the Crossroads: Imagination and the Human Sciences

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