Associate Professor of School of Foreign Language

Phone: 02787559630

Email: chenaihua@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Contemporary American Literature and Culture; Comparative Literature Studies; Reception History of American Literature in China

Chen Aihua is an Associate Professor of Foreign Language School at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). Her research interests include contemporary American literature and culture, comparative literature studies, and the reception history of American literature in China. Currently she has published many articles on Cormac McCarthy.

Academic Degrees

2008.9-2013.6  Sichuan University Ph.D.

1994.9-1997.6  Hubei University  M.A.

1990.9-1994.6  Hubei University  B.A.

Professional Experience

2001.9- present  Huazhong University of Science and Technology–Associate Professor

2007.07-08     International House London

1997.7-2001.9   Hubei University–Lecturer

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

  • “ The Collision and Fusion of Different Modes of Selfhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Review of Gish Jen’ s Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self, ” New Perspectives on World Literature 51.1 (Spring, 2015):24-31.
  • On Deconstruction and Critique of American Exceptionalism in Blood Meridian,” Journal of Xi’an International Studies University 23.1 (Spring, 2015):85-88.
  • “An East-West Dialogue:Comparative Studies of the Ecological Thoughts in Wolf Totem and The Crossing,”Journal of North-est Normal University 63.2 (Spring, 2013):226-228.
  •  “The Humanity Exploration under the Cover of Violence: The Religious Concerns in Cormac McCarthy’s Novels,” Journal of PLA University of Foreign Language 36.1(Spring, 2013): 117-121.
  • “A Review of Foreign and Chinese Cormac McCarthy Studies,” Shandong Foreign Language Teaching Journal 32.1( (Spring, 2011):67-72.
  • “ The Reception History of Walden in China from the Perspective of Translation and Publishing,” China Publishing Journal 34.10(Summer, 2011): .
  •  “On the Satiric-allegorical Disaster Narrative in The Road,” Seeker 33.3 (Spring, 2013):153-155.
  • “The Influence of Chaos Theory on Contemporary American Literary Writings and Criticism,” Social Sciences Abroad 34.4(Summer, 2011):135-141.
  • “On Fitzgerald’s Tragic Sense,” Journal of Beijing International Studies University 32.6(Summer, 2010):45-51.
  • “ Thoreau in China : 1949-2005,” Journal of Sichuan International Studies University 23.2 (Spring, 2007):
  • “A Review of Foreign and Chinese Cormac McCarthy Studies,” Shandong Foreign Language Teaching Journal 32.1 (Spring, 2011):67-72.
  • “Longing for Poetic Dwelling: An Eco-critical Reading of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman,” Masterpieces Review 31.9 (Summer, 2010):81-83, 89.
  • “On the Relationship between Man and Nature in the 19th Century Major American Works,” Shandong Foreign Language Teaching Journal 25.3( (Summer, 2004):90-94.

Books

  • Influence and Innovation: On the Journey Narrative in Cormac McCarthy’s Novels. Beijing:    China Social Sciences Publishing House, forthcoming.
  • Co-Author. A Study of the History of F.Scott Fitzgerald Studies. Nanjing: Yilin Press, 2004.
  • Co-Editor. TEM8. Beijing: China Three Gorges Press, 2003.
  • Co-Editor. ELTS Reading. Wuhan: Wuhan University Press, 2002.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Course:

1. College English

2. English and American Literature

3. English for Academic Learning and Speaking

4. Advanced Reading

5. Chinese American Literature and Culture

Post-graduate Course:

   Twentieth Century Western Critical Theory

Centers/Programs

Research Grants

  • Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities

    “ On the Narrative Modes and Cultural Implications of Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Fiction”  (2013WQ002),Project leader;

  • Humanity and Social Science Foundation of Hubei Provincial Education Department

    “The Humanity Exploration under the Cover of Violence: The Religious Concerns in Cormac   McCarthy’s Novels” ( 2012G156), Project leader.

  • Humanity and Social Science Youth foundation of Ministry of Education of China

“Influence and Innovation: On the Journey Narrative in Cormac McCarthy’s Novels”( 10YJC752003), Project leader.

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