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Zhuoyi Wang received his doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Washington at Seattle. His research and teaching interests include Chinese film, literature, culture, language, and Hollywood cinema. He is the author of Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), co-editor of Maoist Laughter (with Ping Zhu and Jason McGrath, Hong Kong University Press, 2019, awarded 2020 Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title), and co-editor of Teaching Film from the People’s Republic of China (the Modern Language Association of America, forthcoming). He has published in such English-language and Chinese-language journals as ArtsChina Review InternationalChinese Literature Today, Cinema and TV CultureLiterature and Art Studies, Literature and Culture StudiesJournal of Beijing Film Academy, Journal of Chinese CinemasPhoenix Weekly, Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literatureand Taiwan Lit. He has given over 100 invited scholarly talks and guest lectures on various topics in the comparative study of Chinese-language and Hollywood cinemas for institutions and organizations in the US, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Recent Courses Taught

Modern China through Film
Cinematic Heroes and Heroines in Post-Mao China
Chinese Legends in Films
Third-Year Chinese
Advanced Chinese
Transcultural Chinese-language Cinema and Hollywood
Senior Thesis

Research Interests

Comparative study of Chinese-language and Hollywood cinemas
China studies
Cross-cultural gender studies

Distinctions

Hamilton College Dean’s Early Career Scholarly Achievement Award (for assistant and associate faculty) 2021.
Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title 2020 (awarded to Maoist Laughter).
Subsidies for Accomplished Visiting Scholars from the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of China (Taiwan), 2019.
University-level Keynote Expert from Overseas, Sun Yat-sen University at Guangzhou, China, 2018.
Hamilton College Christian A. Johnson Teaching Enhancement Award 2018.
Hamilton College Class of 1966 Career Development Award 2014.
Hamilton College Class of 1966 Career Development Award 2012.

Selected Publications

Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, July 17, 2014); xii+274 pages.

Maoist Laughter (co-edited by Ping Zhu, Zhuoyi Wang, and Jason McGrath, Hong Kong University Press, August 2019); 224 pages.
Awarded Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title 2020.

“Between the World Ship and the Spaceship: Planetarianism, Hollywood, Nationalism, and the Iceberg-Shaped Story of The Wandering Earth (2019),” Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature, scheduled to be published in March 2021 (English word count: 10,000+).

“Cultural ‘Authenticity’ as a Conflict-Ridden Hypotext: Mulan (1998), Mulan Joins the Army (1939), and a Millennium-Long Intertextual Metamorphosis. Arts 2020, 9, 78 (open access online peer-reviewed journal; URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/9/3/78, English word count: 9,000+).

“Transforming the Liminal Hero: Border-Crossing Interconnections in The Taking of Tiger Mountain and Its Textual Pedigree,” Chinese Literature Today, 7:1 (June 2018): 118-128 (English word count: 6,000+).

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Teaching Film from the People’s Republic of China (co-edited by Zhuoyi Wang, Emily Wilcox, and Hongmei Yu, the Modern Language Association of America, forthcoming)

Maoist Laughter (co-edited by Ping Zhu, Zhuoyi Wang, and Jason McGrath, Hong Kong University Press, August 2019); 224 pages.
Awarded Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title 2020.

Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, July 17, 2014); xii+274 pages.

 “Teaching Ideological Complexity and Diversity through Controversial Chinese Films: The Case of The Wandering Earth.” Teaching Film from the People’s Republic of China, the Modern Language Association of America, forthcoming (English word count: 5,000+).

“Introduction,” co-authored by Zhuoyi Wang, Emily Wilcox, and Hongmei Yu, Teaching Film from the People’s Republic of China, the Modern Language Association of America, forthcoming  (English word count: 5,000+).

“Exploring Cultural Perspectives of Mortality in Class: A Cross-Institutional Collaboration to Teach Cross-Cultural Communication with Films,” co-authored by Tiao-Guan Huang, Celia Liu, Yea-Fen Chen, and Zhuoyi Wang, Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, forthcoming (in Chinese, Chinese character count: 17,000+).

“Between China and Hollywood: Constructing Images of the Nationalist Army and Taiwan in Soul of The Sea (1957).” Taiwan Lit, Volume 3, Issue 1 (Spring 2022) (in Chinese, Chinese character count: 15,000+).

“From Mulan (1998) to Mulan (2020): Disney Conventions, Cross-Cultural Feminist Intervention, and a Compromised Progress.” Arts 11.1 (2021): 5. Crossref. Web. URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/11/1/5 (English word count: 12,000+).

Gone with the Wind: ‘Product of Its Time’ and ‘Political Correctness.’” Literature and Culture Studies, no. 3, 2021, pp. 95-104 (in Chinese, Chinese character count: 10,000+).

“Between the World Ship and the Spaceship: Planetarianism, Hollywood, Nationalism, and the Iceberg-Shaped Story of The Wandering Earth (2019).” Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature, vol. 18, no. 1, 2021, pp. 210-234 (English word count: 10,000+; a self-translated and revised version of this article was published in the Chinese journal Cinema and TV Culture, no. 25, 2021, pp. 74-86).

“Cultural ‘Authenticity’ as a Conflict-Ridden Hypotext: Mulan (1998), Mulan Joins the Army (1939), and a Millennium-Long Intertextual Metamorphosis. Arts 9.3 (2020): 78. Crossref. Web. URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/9/3/78 (English word count: 9,000+; a self-translated and revised version of this article was published in the Chinese-language edited volume Illuminating Empirical Data with Theory, Yunnan University Press, 2021, pp. 1-20).

“Transforming the Liminal Hero: Border-Crossing Interconnections in The Taking of Tiger Mountain and Its Textual Pedigree,” Chinese Literature Today, 7:1 (June 2018): 118-128 (English word count: 6,000+; a self-translated and revised version of this article was published in the Chinese journal Cinema and TV Culture, no. 22, 2020, pp. 126-138).

“The Spectral Space beyond Borders in Recent Chinese Films, Chinese Literature Today, 7:1 (June 2018): 106 (English word count: 500+). 

Sanliwan Village: film adaptation in multipartite conflicts," Literature and Art Studies, issue 2, 2013: 86-97 (in Chinese, Chinese character count: 16,000+)

 “From The Life of Wu Xun to the Career of Song Jingshi--- Crisis and Adaptation of Private Studio Filmmaking Legacy: 1951-1956,” Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2011: 13-29 (English word count: 9,000+).

 “From the Odessa Steps to the World Trade Center: On the Passion for the Real in Battleship Potemkin and the September 11 attacks,” Journal of Beijing Film Academy, issue 5, 2003: 1-7, 105 (in Chinese, Chinese character count: 8,000+).

Appointed to the Faculty

2009

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Washington
M.A., Peking University, P.R. China
B.A., Peking University, P.R. China

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