Jian (Jay) Xu
Room: Curtin Hall 785
Phone: (414) 229-6299
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2001
Current Research Interests:
Twentieth-Century Chinese literature and culture
Asian literatures and cinemas
Asian American literature
Current Teaching Interests:
Chinese literature and film
Masterpieces of world literature
"Subjectivity and Class Consciousness in Hong Ying's Autobiographical Novel The Hungry Daughter." The Journal of Contemporary China 17.56 (2008): 529-42.
"Body, Earth, and Migration: The Poetics of Suffering in Zhang Wei's September Fable." Modern Language Quarterly: A Journal of Literary History vol. 67.2 (June 2006): 245-264.
"Representing Rural Migrants in the City: Experimentalism in Wang Xiaoshuai's So Close to Paradise and Beijing Bicycle." Screen vol. 46, no. 4 (winter 2005): 433-449.
"Retrieving the Working Body in Modern Chinese Fiction: The Question of the Ethical in Representation." Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 16.1 (Spring, 2004): 115-152.
"Radical Ethnicity and Apocryphal History: Reading the Sublime Object of Humanism In Zhang Chengzhi's Late Fictions." Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 10.3 (Winter 2002): 525-546.
"Blush from Novella to Film: The Possibility of Critical Art in Commodity Culture." Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 12.1 (Spring 2000): 115-163.
"Body, Discourse, and the Cultural Politics of Contemporary Chinese Qigong." The Journal of Asian Studies 58.4 (November 1999): 961-991.
"The Will to the Transaesthetic: the Truth Content of Lu Xun's Fiction." Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 11.1 (Spring 1999): 61-92.