25 Sep 2006 All day CRASSH


Professor Wang Ning is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Tsinghua University, and Chair Professor of Comparative Literature, the Capital Normal University in Beijing

Globalization and Current Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies
Monday 25 September 2006 at 5 for 5.15pm
CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

Followed by drinks and refreshments. All welcome.

Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature in China: Opposition and Dialogue
Tuesday 26 September 2006 at 4.30pm
CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

A seminar held in conjunction with the Inter-Disciplinary China Studies Forum. All are welcome.

Wang Ning is one of China's leading scholars in literary and cultural studies. He got his Ph.D at Peking University in 1989 where he became Associate Professor in 1991 and full professor in 1992. Since 2000, he has been teaching at Tsinghua University where he is Vice Chair of the Academic Committee for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Chair of the Academic Committee of the Foreign Languages and Literature. He founded the Center for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Tsinghua University in 2001 and is its director. He was a Ford Distinguished Seminar Visiting Professor at Yale University (2001), a Northrop Frye Fellow at the University of Toronto (1993) and Ibsen Fellow at the University of Oslo (1996). He is also Secretary-General of the International Association for Literary Theory and Criticism (since 2000), and Vice President of Chinese Association for Sino-Foreign Literary Theory (since 2004). He is currently Editor of the Chinese version of the international journals Critical Inquiry (since 2004) and New Literary History (since 2001). As an international scholar, Professor Wang has lectured extensively at over 70 international universities in Asia, North America, Africa, Australia and Europe since 1990.

Wang Ning has published extensively both at home and abroad. He is the author of 11 books and 300 articles in Chinese. His many English articles and essays have appeared in such international journals as New Literary History, Critical Inquiry, boundary 2, ARIEL, Comparative Literature Studies, Social Semiotics, Journal of Contemporary China, Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, Ibsen Studies, and European Review. His most recent English book, Globalization and Cultural Translation was published in July 2004.


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