Luying Chen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago. She will be teaching Asian Humanities and Chinese language.
Dr. Chen taught English in Nanjing University before coming to the US as a Visiting Scholar at Brown University, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 2007. She earned a B.A. in English from Peking University, and an MA (with Distinction) in English Literature from Nanjing University. Prior to her appointment at Columbia, Dr. Chen taught Chinese language, literature and film, Comparative Literature, and Asian Studies at Brown University, Valparaiso University, and St. Olaf College.
Dr. Chen’s research interests include reclusion in Chinese literature, reception of European Romanticism in modern Chinese literature, Chinese classics in transnational popular media, faith and aesthetics, and pedagogy, particularly the integration of liberal arts concepts into language teaching. Dr. Chen has published a Chinese translation of Toni Morrison’s “Black Matters” in Contemporary Foreign Literature (Nanjing University) and an article on teaching Chinese films in ASIANetwork Exchange. She published an article on the dialogic relationship between Yu Dafu’s novella “Moving South” and Goethe’s novel Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship in Rocky Mountain Review and an essay on the Hong Kong animated film Kungfu Kindergarten as a glocal response to Kungfu Panda in Asian Cinema. She has delivered papers at national conferences including the Association of Asian Studies and American Comparative Literature Association, and at two international conferences of the American Comparative Literature and Chinese Literature, which were co-sponsored by Nanjing University and Academia Sinica in Taipei, respectively. She has given invited lectures at film festivals in both Valparaiso University and St. Olaf College.
Currently, Dr. Chen is completing an article on interdisciplinary and transcultural approaches to the Christian faith and aesthetics in Shi Tiesheng’s Fragments Written at the Hiatuses of Sickness. She is also working on an essay on Yu Dafu’s reception of European Romanticism, an English translation of Fragments Written at the Hiatuses of Sickness and a book project based on her dissertation, “Reception of Reclusion and the Fictional Journey of the Chinese Intellectual into the Modern,” as well as her new research on Shi Tiesheng.
Contact Dr. Chen:
Dr. Luying Chen
Columbia College Chicago
Department of HHSS
600 S. Michigan Ave.