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Liang Luo
Professor, Chinese Studies
Convener, Chinese Working Group

After receiving my BA in Chinese language and literature and MA in comparative literature from Beijing Normal University, I completed a Ph.D. program at Harvard University with the support of a Harvard-Yenching Doctoral Fellowship. I studied Japanese at Harvard and went to Tokyo with the support of a Reischauer Institute Fellowship, where I participated in research seminars led by the late Professor Maruyama Noboru and Professor Fujii Shozo at Tokyo University. A leave from the University of Kentucky allowed me to conduct research at Stockholm University, visit archives in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and deliver lectures at Heidelberg University. A National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend enabled me to exchange ideas with Professors Russell A. Berman, Ban Wang, and participants at the NEH summer seminar on interwar modernisms in Shanghai and Berlin at Stanford University.

I have been teaching modern and classical Chinese language, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, comparative East Asian literature, gender politics in Chinese literature and culture, and Chinese film and popular culture since 1997 in China and since 2002 in the United States. I received a “Certificate of Distinction in Teaching” at Harvard University for my contribution to undergraduate teaching, working with Professor Leo Ou-fan Lee in “Cultural China in Contemporary Perspectives,” a course on Chinese cultures from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia and throughout the world. I was also honored with a Presidential Instructional Technology Fellowship at Harvard, and worked closely with other instructors to bring technology into classroom teaching. Over the past twenty years, I have supervised students and advised theses in East Asian Studies, Social Studies, modern Chinese literature, media representation of the Chinese Diaspora, cultures of the Second Sino-Japanese War, among other subjects and fields. 

Contact Information
1453 Patterson Office Tower (physical address)
1055 Patterson Office Tower (mailing address)
859-257-3743 (fax)
Ph.D. East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

M. A. Comparative Literature and World Literature, Beijing Normal University

B. A. Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University
Research Interests
  • Theater and Performance studies
  • Propaganda
  • Sino-Japanese cultural relations
  • Film Studies
  • Chinese language and culture
  • Korean language and culture
  • Gender Politics
  • intersectionality
  • Folklore
  • Popular Culture
  • 20th Century Music and Literature
  • the international avant-garde
  • International Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Social Theory
  • International Film Studies
  • International Village LLP