Shuangting Xiong Joins Faculty of Bard College’s Chinese ProgramANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Bard College’s Division of Languages and Literature is pleased to announce the appointment of Shuangting Xiong as Assistant Professor of Chinese. Xiong’s tenure-track appointment begins in the 2022-2023 academic year. Her research focus is twentieth-century Chinese literature and culture, Chinese cinema, and film and media studies. “I’m very excited to join the community at Bard in the fall, and to explore and settle in the beautiful Hudson Valley area with my dog, a two-year old golden retriever named Mira,” said Xiong.
Shuangting Xiong received her PhD in Chinese from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon. She specializes in twentieth-century Chinese literature and culture, Chinese cinema, and film and media studies. She is particularly interested in 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 twentieth-century China. Her work aims to create cross-cultural dialogues, highlighting the vital influences that global circulations of materials and ideas have on aesthetic debates in the Chinese context.
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