Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Working Group

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The Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Working Group was established within the Liu Institute in spring 2020 to provide a forum for faculty fellows and invited speakers to share and receive feedback on new scholarly work. Founding faculty fellows are Tarryn Chun, Xian Wang, Iris Ma, and Michel Hockx

The group reflects the University’s growing strength in modern Chinese literature and culture and potential interest in this area from faculty and students across a number of disciplines. Group members meet monthly for presentations by faculty and invited speakers.

The primary goals of the pilot semester were to enable Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College faculty to workshop their current works-in-progress and to build participation in the group. For the academic year 2020-21, the group will focus on the theme of “Gender and Media” in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture.


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Monthly Meetings 

Tuesday October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm
"Animals and Beauties: Zoomorphic Inscriptions of a Modern Gender Hierarchy" -- Virtual Guest Presentation by Professor Louise Edwards, University of New South Wales Sydney, with discussion lead by Professor Michel Hockx, Professor of Chinese Literature and Director, Liu Institute of Asia and Asian Studies 

*Due to our invited speaker's schedule and the time difference between Sydney and South Bend, this event will take place on a Tuesday evening and not during our usual meeting time. Please note the change!

To join, please email Tarryn Chun at


Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
2150 Jenkins Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA

Phone: 574-631-3222

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