Chia-rong Wu

Associate ProfessorChia-rong Wu

Programme Co-ordinator - Chinese
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Internal Phone: 91035

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Chia-rong Wu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. Wu received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He specializes in Sinophone literature and film through the lens of postcolonial theories, indigenous studies, diaspora, and ecocriticism. He is currently supervising PhD students in related fields. Dr. Wu is the author of Supernatural Sinophone Taiwan and Beyond (Cambria Press, 2016) and Remapping the Contested Sinosphere: The Cross-cultural Landscape and Ethnoscape of Taiwan (Cambria Press, 2020). His third book project is entitled Taiwan Literature in the 21st Century, which is a collection of research essays co-edited by Dr. Wu and Professor Ming-ju Fan (National Chengchi University). This edited volume is under contract with Springer, one of the leading research publishers. Additionally, Dr. Wu is serving on the International Advisory Board of Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Approaches to Chinese Literature (Routledge Book Series), Cultural History Editorial Advisory Board (Bloomsbury Book Series), and the Advisory Board of Taiwan Lit (online journal centering on studies of Taiwan literature and culture).

Below are the links to the reviews of and interview about Dr. Wu's book publications.
https://brill.com/view/journals/ijts/5/1/article-p206_206.xml
https://newbooksnetwork.com/remapping-the-contested-sinosphere
https://www.cambriapress.com/SinosphereTaiwan/
https://www.cambriapress.com/SupernaturalSinophone/
https://u.osu.edu/mclc/book-reviews/alvin-wong/

Recent Publications

  • WU C-R. (2020) Remapping the Contested Sinosphere The Cross-Cultural Landscape and Ethnoscape of Taiwan. Cambria Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.15239/9781621965442.
  • Wu C-R. (2016) Supernatural Sinophone Taiwan and Beyond. Cambria Press. 242.
  • Wu CR. (2021) Spectralizing the White Terror: Horror, Trauma, and the Ghost-Island Narrative in Detention. Journal of Chinese Cinemas 15(1): 73-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508061.2021.1926156.
  • Zhan M-X. and Wu C-R. (2021) Introduction of Special Issue: Global South and Sinophone Literature. Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities (51): 1-12.
  • Wu C-R. (2020) On Taiwan Literature Studies and Self-reflection. Taiwan Lit 1(2).