Assistant Professor of Chinese
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Asian Studies, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Biography:Professor Xiong's areas of teaching interest and research include 20th-century Chinese literature and culture, Late Imperial Chinese literature, affect theory and aesthetics, Chinese cinema, and film and media studies. A particular interest is the relation between emotion and politics and the mediating role aesthetics plays in it. Her current book-length project examines the evolution of melodramatic narratives of family, kinship, and the Chinese revolution across different media in 20th-century China. Publications also include “The Legend of the Red Lantern,” The Lexicon of Global Melodrama (2022); and catalogue essays for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibition Graphic Ideology: Cultural Revolution Propaganda from China, December 2017. She is the recipient of several teaching, research, and dissertation honors from the University of Oregon.
BA, Renmin University, China; MA, PhD, University of Oregon. At Bard since 2022.