University of British Columbia, BA Hons
Brown University, MA, PhD

Chris Lee is Associate Professor of English, Director of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program (ACAM), and Associate Principal of St. John’s College. He is the author of The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature (2012), which received the literary criticism book award from the Association for Asian American Studies, and a co-editor (with Maia Joseph, Christine Kim, and Larissa Lai) of Tracing the Lines: Reflections on Cultural Politics in Honour of Roy Miki (2013). He is currently Associate Editor of _American Quarterly_ and recently edited a special issue of Asian Diasporic Visual Culture and the Americas on “Beyond Canada 150: Asian Canadian Visual Culture” (with Glenn Deer and Marissa Largo). His research focuses on diaspora Chinese literary thought during the Cold War and the cultural politics of Chinese Canadian historical narratives. He received a Killam Research Prize in 2015.

 

 

Winter 2018

ENGL480B Asian Canadian and/or Asian Transnational Studies - TRANSNAT STUDIES Sections

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Winter 2018

ENGL553B Studies in Literary Theory - ST'S LIT THEORY Sections

  • “Beyond Canada 150: Asian Canadian Visual Cultures.” Ed. with Glenn Deer and Marissa Largo. Special issue of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, vol. 4, 2018.
  • “Asian Canadian Critique Beyond the Nation.” Ed. with Christine Kim. Canadian Literature, no. 227, 2015.
  • “Translation in Distraction: On Eileen Chang’s ‘Chinese Translation: A Vehicle of Cultural Influence.’” ­Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese, vol. 14, no. 1, 2017, pp. 65-87.
  • The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature (Stanford University Press, 2012).
  • Tracing the Lines: Reflections on Contemporary Poetics and Cultural Politics in Honour of Roy Miki. Ed. with Maia Joseph, Christine Kim, and Larissa Lai. (Talonbooks, 2012).
  • “The Writing of Translation.” The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature, eds. Daniel Kim and Crystal Parikh. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • “Introduction: ‘Chinese Translation – A Vehicle of Cultural Influence’ by Eileen Chang.” Accompanies edited and annotated version of Chang’s unpublished manuscript. PMLA. 130.2, 2015.
  • “Mobility and Metaphor: Theorizing the (In)human in Asian/Diaspora.” Verge: Studies in Global Asias. 1.1, 2015.138-161.
  • “Globality and Aesthetics: Framing the Three Gorges Dam.” Third Text (spec. issue on “The Transnational Turn: East Asian Mobility”). 28.1, 2014. 32-45.
  • “Asian Canadian Critical Practice and the Work of Commemoration.” Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora, and Indigeneity in Canada, eds. Melina Baum      Singer, Christine Kim, and Sophie McCall. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. 117-131.
  • “Rhythm and the Cold War Imaginary: Listening to John Adams’ Nixon in China.” differences: a journal of feminist cultural studies (spec. issue on “The Sense of Sound). 22.2-3, 2011. 190-210.
  • “Asian American Literature and the Resistances of Theory.” Modern Fiction Studies. 56.1, 2010. 19-39.
  • “The Lateness of Asian Canadian Studies.” Amerasia Journal. 33:2, 2007. 1-18.

I am the director of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program: acam.arts.ubc.ca

I am an Associate Editor of _American Quarterly_, the official publication of the American Studies Association:   https://www.americanquarterly.org/

I am a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research at Simon Fraser University: http://www.sfu.ca/itcr/advisory-board.html

Journal of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas
Transnational journal featuring multidisciplinary scholarship on intersections between visual culture studies and the study of Asian diasporas across the Americas.
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