Han Li joins the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes in 2008. She received her B.A. in Chinese Literature from Nanjing University and her PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures from the University of California Irvine. Her dissertation, entitled “News, Public Opinions and History: Fiction on Current Events in Seventeenth-Century China”, attempts to explore the cultural conditions surrounding the production, circulation and consumption of this special genre of “fiction on current events” in the historical contexts as well as the complex roles these works played in the larger intellectual, social and political realms of seventeenth-century China. Her research interests include traditional Chinese fiction, narrative theory, and the cultural history of late imperial China.
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Chinese 101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE
Chinese 102 ELEMENTARY CHINESE
Chinese 202 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE
Chinese 214 INTRO TO CHINESE CULTURE
Chinese 215 WOMEN IN CHINESE LITERATURE
Chinese 220 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CINEMA
Chinese 301 ADVANCED CHINESE
Chinese 302 ADVANCED CHINESE
Chinese 409 SPECIAL TOPIC
“Disappearing Politics and the Politics of Disappearance: Female Subjectivity, Left-Wing Films and the Representation of 1930s Shanghai in Center Stage.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 38.1, March 2012: 197-221.
“News, History and ‘Fiction on Current Events’: Novels on Suppressing the Chuang Rebellion.” Ming Studies 66, September 2012: 56–75.
“Teaching Material Culture and Chinese Gardens at American Colleges.” ASIANetwork Exchange 20.1, Fall 2012: 36-46.
“Problematizing Filial Piety, Ethnicity and Nation: The Narrative of the Lilac Affair in Niehai hua.” Forthcoming in Asia Major.