Luying Chen - Columbia College Chicago

Luying Chen

Associate Professor


Luying Chen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago. She teaches courses in Asian Humanities and Chinese language and culture. In spring 2016 she will offer a new course on "The Chinese City in Literature, Art, and Media." 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 are interdisciplinary and transcultural, ranging from reclusion in Chinese literature, reception of European Romanticism in modern Chinese literature, Chinese classics in transnational popular media, faith and aesthetics, and pedagogy. Her publications include a Chinese translation of Toni Morrison’s “Black Matters” in Contemporary Foreign Literature (Nanjing University), an article on teaching Chinese films in ASIANetwork Exchange, an article on the dialogue 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 and international conferences and given invited talks at campus film festivals. Her article on Shi Tiesheng’s Fragments Written at the Hiatuses of Sickness is forthcoming in Chinese Literature Today. She is also working on an English translation of Shi Tiesheng's Fragments Written at the Hiatuses of Sickness and developing a book project from 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.


B.A., English Language and Literature Peking University 1990
M.A., English and American Literature Nanjing University 1991
M.A., Comparative Literature Brown University 2003
Ph.D., Comparative Literature Brown University 2007