Jian (Jay) Xu

Associate Professor

Room: Curtin Hall 785
Phone: (414) 229-6299
e-mail: jianxu@uwm.edu


Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2001

Current Research Interests:

Twentieth-Century Chinese literature and culture
Asian literatures and cinemas
Asian American literature
Contemporary theory

Current Teaching Interests:

Chinese literature and film
Asian literature
Masterpieces of world literature
Critical theory

Recent Publications:

"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.