Professor Liu Jianmei is specializing in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and gender studies. She received her BA from Beijing University and her MA (East Asian Languages and Literatures) from University of Colorado at Boulder and PhD (East Asian Studies) from Columbia University. Before joining the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, she was Associate Professor of Chinese literature at University of Maryland.
modern Chinese fiction, gender studies, the relationship between literature and religion, popular culture, and films studies
1) BOOK AUTHORED
The Fate of Zhuangzi in Modern China莊子的現代命運. Beijing: Shangwu yinshu guan, 2012.
Dialogues on Dreams of the Red Chamber共悟紅樓. Co-authored with Liu Zaifu. Beijing: Beijing Sanlian, 2009.
Revolution and Emotion 革命與情愛. Trans. By Guo Bingru. Shanghai: Shanghai sanlian, 2009.
The Goddess in the Carnival 狂歡的女神. Beijing: Sanlian, 2007; Taibei: Jiuge chubanshe, 2005; Hong Kong: Mingpao Press, 2004.
Revolution Plus Love: Literary History, Women's Bodies, and Thematic Repetition in Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2003.
Understanding Life 共悟人間. Liu Zaifu, co-author. Hong Kong: Tiandi tushu, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. Also published by Shanghai: Shanghai wenyi chuban she, 2001, 2002. Winner of the award of HONG KONG TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2002.
2) EDITED BOOKS
On Lu Xun 魯迅論. Authored by Liu Zaifu. Beijing: Zhongxin chubanshe, 2011.
Eighteen Topics on Literature 文學十八題. Authored by Liu Zaifu. Beijing: Zhongxin Chubanshe, 2010.
The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History, co-edited with Dr. Ann Huss, New York: Cambria Press, 2007.
3) CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
“Bai Wei’s Feminine Writing,” in David Der-wei Wang ed. Historical Studies of Modern Chinese Novels. Taibei: Maitian, 2010: 213-228.
“Nation, Women, and Gender in the Late Qing,” in Tao Dongfen, Xiaobin Yang, etc, ed. Chinese Revolution and Chinese Literature, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009: 71-92.
“Vacillating between Remembering and Forgetting,” in Fan Shanbiao ed.
Literature, History, and Memory, Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2008.
“Women’s Bodies, Writing, and Politics,” in Zhu Aijun, Feminism and Chineseness: The Cultural Production of Controversial Women Authors, New York: Cambria Press, 2007: 1-2.
“My Teaching Career in the US,” in Wang Ban and Zhong Xueping edited., Teaching Chinese Culture in the US Universities. Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2006: 29-38.
“Preface,” in Liu Zaifu, Theories on Modern Chinese Famous Writers. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2004: 1-5.
“Gender Politics in Jin Yong’s Novels,” in Sylvia Li-chun Lin edited, Jin Yong’s Novels and Twentieth Century Chinese Literature. Hong Kong: Minghe she, 2000: 457-470.
“The Distinguished Representative of Avant-Garde Literature,” in Liu Jianmei ed., Su Tong. Hong Kong: Mingbao chuban she, 1999: 1-6.
4） ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS
“Lu Xun’s Refusal of Zhuangzi,” The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China 20 (2009.6): 180-199.
“Guo Moruo’s Changing Attitude toward Zhuangzi,” The Journal of Study
on Language and Culture of Korea and China 19 (2009.2): 273-296.
“Joining the Commune or Withdrawing from the Commune—A Reading of Yan Lianke’s Shouhuo,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (19:2) 2008: 1-33.
“Shanghai Variations on ‘Revolution Plus Love’,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (Spring 2002), 51-92.
“Feminizing Politics: Re-reading Lu Yin and Bai Wei’s Fiction,” Journal of Modern Literature of Chinese (5:2) 2000: 55-80.
“Gender Geopolitics: Social Space and Volatile Bodies During 1937-1945,” Journal of Modern Literature of Chinese (2:1) 1998: 53-82.