Xiaobing Tang

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Xiaobing Tang

Professor of Comparative Literature
Helmut F. Stern Professor of Modern Chinese Studies

202 S. Thayer, Suite 6111
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

Office Location(s): 6016 STB
Phone: 734.647.9842
maxtang@umich.edu
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Comparative Literature
    • Asian Languages and Cultures
    • Center for Chinese Studies
  • About

    Research Interests
    Xiaobing Tang's work focuses on twentieth-century Chinese literature and visual arts.  He has published in Chinese and English on a broad range of topics and engaging different cultural texts.  He is particularly interested in literary and artistic modernisms, the avant-garde, and cultural politics.  Currently he is working on a collection of essays on modern and contemporary Chinese visual culture.  In 2011, he guest-curated Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints for the University of Michigan Museum of Art. 

    Recent Courses Taught
    Translation of Modern Chinese Poetry
    Introduction to Modern Chinese Culture
    Regarding China
    Theories of the Avant-Garde
    Great Books in World Literature
    Narratives of Desire by Modern Chinese Women Writers
    Lu Xun and Modern China (forthcoming)

    Recent publications

    • Editor, Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints.  Exhibition catalogue, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, July 16-October 23, 2011. 
    • Origins of the Chinese Avant-garde: The Modern Woodcut Movement.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.
    • Chinese Modern: The Heroic and the Quotidian, Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.  380 pp.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Duke University, 1991
    • B.A. Peking University 1984
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Twentieth-century Chinese literature, and engages in a wide range of genres, periods, and theories.
  • Selected Publications:
  • Books
  • Essays