Ph.D. in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, 2009
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Hui Faye Xiao is Associate Professor of modem Chinese literature and culture at the University of Kansas. She has published a book Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture (University of Washington Press, 2014), and articles in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC), Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Journal of Contemporary China, Chinese Films in Focus II, Gender and Modernity in Global Youth Cultures, and Transforming Book Culture in China, 1600–2016. Currently she is working on a new book project about youth culture in contemporary China.
Recent and Selected Publications
“Gendered Spirituality, and Acoustic Imagination: ‘Life on a String’ from Fiction to Screen.” Chinese Literature Today 6. 1 (2017): 56-67.
“From New Concept to Youth Economy: The Rise and Crisis of the Me Generation” in Transforming Book Culture in China, 1600–2016 (The 2016 Yearbook of the International Society for Book Studies [IBG]), edited by Daria Berg and Giorgio Strafella, 147-172. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Publishing House, 2016.
Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2014.
“Androgynous Beauty, Virtual Community: Stardom, Fandom and Chinese Reality Shows under Globalization.” In Super Girls, Gangstas, Freeters, and Xenomaniacs: Gender and Modernity in Youth Cultures, edited by Karen Brison and Susan Dewey, 104-124. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2012.
“Science and Poetry: Narrativizing Marital Crisis in Reform-Era Rural China.” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 23. 2 (2011): 146-174.
Single-Authored Monograph: Morning Sun in the Tiny Times: Redefining Chinese Youth Culture in the New Millennium (in progress)
Edited Volume: Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics: 1995-2017 (Co-edited with Ping Zhu, in progress)
Recent Courses Taught
EALC 121: Introduction to Contemporary China
EALC 318/518: Modern Chinese Fiction and Film
EALC 319/519: Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film
EALC 578: Gender and Society in Modern China
EALC 590: Chinese Popular Culture
EALC 545: Chinese Cinema
CHIN 562: Modern Chinese Texts I
CHIN 564: Modern Chinese Texts II
Areas of Interest
Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
Gender and Women’s Studies
Marriage, Family and Society