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The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Asian Cultures and Languages, expected December 1998. Major field of concentration: Modern and contemporary Chinese literature.

Florida State University, M.A., Spanish, 1987. B.A. East Asian Studies, 1983.


"Cultural Identity Debates in Taiwanese Literature after the Nativist Period".

This dissertation discusses the development of a "Taiwanese" literature which claims to be culturally separate from Chinese literature, and shows how themes of cultural identity are manifested in Taiwan Bentu [local] literature from the 1980s into the early 1990s. Dissertation director: Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang.


Chinese Instructor : First and second year Chinese, The University of Texas at Austin. 1989-1995.

Spanish Teacher: Fifth and sixth grade, Howard Middle School (Monticello, Florida). 1987-1989.

Assistant Instructor: First and second year Spanish, Florida State University. 1985-1987.

Lecturer: English, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan. 1984.


Modern Standard Chinese (all levels, newspaper reading, conversation, and composition).
Chinese literature in translation
Chinese literature in Chinese (Modern and Contemporary).
Contemporary Chinese culture and society.



"Issues in Contemporary Chinese Literature". An Informal Roundtable Discussion by Three Authors: Wang Meng, Liu Sola, Zha Jianying. Baker Institute, Rice University, March 10, 1998. Sponsored by the Transnational China Project [ ]. Internet: www.ruf.rice.edu/~tnchina/tnchina.html.

Lu Cheng-hui. "Postwar Literature from Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait. Contemporary Chinese Literature: Crossing the Boundaries. Ed. Chang, Yvonne Sung-Sheng and Michelle Yeh. Austin: Literature East and West, 1995. 136-140.

Wu, Chin-fa [ ]. "Street of Crying Swallows" [ ]. Taiwan Literature English Translation Series Journal 3.1 (1998). In press.

Co-Translator with S. Yvonne Chang:

Ning, Karl. 「假台灣人﹕台灣的第五大族群」 ["Pseudo-Taiwanese Taiwan's Fifth Major Ethnic Group"] Positions 4.1(1996) 145-158.

---. 「大中國/台灣鄉土」的虛與實」 ["The Reality and Illusion of a "Great China/Nativist Taiwan". Positions 4.1 (1996) 159-171.

Co-Translator with Chen Han:

Li Tuo. "Resistance to Modernity - Reflections on China Literary Criticism in the 1980s". Contemporary Chinese Literature: Crossing the Boundaries. Ed. Chang, Yvonne Sung-Sheng and Michelle Yeh. Austin: Literature East and West, 1995. 127-135.


Lin Ruiming . ---- [Taiwan Literature and the Spirit of an Era -- Anthology of Lai Ho Research]. Digest of Chinese Studies, 1994. 77-80.

Reviewed with Ying Feng-huang:

Cheng, Ming-li . [Contemporary Taiwan Feminist Literature]. Digest of Chinese Studies, 1994. 67-70.

Lu, Zhenghui . [The Classic and Cultural Identity]. Digest of Chinese Studies, 1995 (forthcoming).

Xu, Junya . [Research on Taiwan Fiction of the Japanese Era]. Digest of Chinese Studies, 1995 (forthcoming).

Ye, Shitao . [The Prospects of Taiwan Literature]. Digest of Chinese Studies, 1995 (forthcoming).

Zhuang, Shuzhi . [The Sprouting and Practice of Ideas in Taiwan New Literature] . Digest of Chinese Studies, 1995 (forthcoming).


"Fictional Re-creations in Taiwanese Literature: Looking for a Taiwanese Past in Chinese Contemporary Fiction. American Association for Chinese Studies. November 1996, College Park, Maryland.

"Expressions of Identification in Taiwan's Literature: Case Examples from Dongfang Bai Lang Tao Sha and Wu Zhuoliu's Orphan of Asia. North America Taiwan Studies Conference, May 1996, East Lansing, Michigan; Southwest Conference of Asian Studies. October 1996, Dallas, Texas.

First Annual Conference on the Culture and History of Taiwan: 「從 義」 [Finding a Definition of Identity in Lang Tao Sha through the Fictitious Mirror of the Imagined Community] August 1996 Austin, Texas. (paper and talk in Chinese).


Near native fluency in modern standard Chinese. Functional knowledge of Taiwanese. Basic Japanese. Fluent in Spanish. Reading knowledge of Portuguese.