Professor of modern Chinese literature
Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona
Research Fields: critical theories, Chinese films and poetry, translation studies, comparative literature and world literature
Dian Li completed his Ph. D in Asian Languages and Cultures (with a Minor in Asian American Literature) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States.
He taught at Iowa State University, Ames, for two years before joining the faculty at the Department of East Asian Studies, the University of Arizona, Tucson, where currently he is an Associate Professor of modern Chinese literature. Dian Li’s primary interests of research are critical theories, Chinese films and poetry, translation studies, comparative literature and world literature.
He is the author of two monographs, one book-length translation, and over fifty essays and reviews in both English and Chinese that have appeared in prestigious journals such as Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (US), Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese (US), Positions: East Asian Cultural Critique (Hong Kong), Concentric: Literary and Culture Studies (Taiwan), and Studies on Modern Chinese Literature (China).