Angie Chau

Angie Chau
Assistant Professor
Pacific and Asian Studies
Office: TBD

PhD, University of California San Diego
MA, New York University

Research Interests
  • Contemporary Chinese literature in the context of world literature, popular culture, and translation

Her current project, Paris and the Translation of Chineseness, investigates the experiences and creative works of Chinese writers and artists in Paris during the first half of the 20th century. She has published articles on modern Chinese literature and art, film and internet culture, and her research interests include contemporary Chinese literature in the context of world literature, popular culture, and translation.

Prior to joining the University of Victoria, Professor Chau taught courses in modern Chinese literature and film at NYU Shanghai, Arizona State University and UC San Diego.


Peer-reviewed journal

  • "From Nobel to Hugo: Reading Chinese Science Fiction as World Literature," Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 30, No. 1 (Spring, 2018): 110–135.
  • “‘An Archivist’s Fantasy Gone Mad’: The Age of Exhibition in Cao Fei’s Posthuman Trilogy,” Concentric 43, No. 2 (Sep., 2017): 221–247.
  • “Defining the Modern Wenren and the Role of the White Female Body in Modern Chinese Literature and Art,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 29, No. 1 (Spring, 2017): 1–54.
  • “A Public Intellectual in the Internet Age: Han Han’s Everyman Appeal,” Chinese Literature Today, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Aug., 2015): 73–81.

Chapters in books

  • “From Root-Searching to Grassroots: Returning to the Countryside in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Independent Documentary Film” in Paul G. Pickowicz and Yingjin Zhang, eds., Filming the Everyday: Independent Documentaries in Twenty-First-Century China (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016): 53–67.
  • “Fashion Sucks…Blood: Clothes and Covens in Twilight and Hollywood Culture” in Giselle Liza Anatol, ed., Bringing Light to Twilight: Perspectives on a Pop Culture Phenomenon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011): 179–189.


  • Tao Dongfeng 陶東風, “Thirty Years of New Era Literature: From Elitization to Anti-Elitization” [中國新時期文學三十年掃描:從精英化到去精英化], in Yingjin Zhang, ed., A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015): 98–115.

Encyclopedia entries

  • “Literature, Post-1990, China” and “Yu Hua, China” in Kathleen Nadeau, ed., Pop Culture in Asia and Oceania (ABC-CLIO, 2016): 78–81 and 123–126.
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