Carlos Rojas

Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

External address: 
2204 Erwin Road Room 208, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
Internal office address: 
Box 90414, 2204 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27708-0414
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Carlos Rojas is Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Arts of the Moving Image, and is also the current president of the Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature. His research focuses on issues of gender and visuality, corporeality and infection, and nationalism and diaspora studies, particularly as they relate to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the global Chinese diaspora. He works primarily in the early modern, modern, and contemporary periods. He is the author of three books: The Naked Gaze: Reflection on Chinese Modernity, The Great Wall: A Cultural History, and Homesickness: Culture, Contagion, and National Transformation. He is the co-editor of five books: Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History (with David Der-wei Wang), Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the Canon (with Eileen Cheng-yin Chow), The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas (with Eileen Cheng-yin Chow), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures (with Andrea Bachner), and Ghost Protocol: Development and Displacement in Global China (with Ralph Litzinger). He is also the translator of five volumes of literary fiction, including Yu Hua’s Brothers (translated with Eileen Cheng-yin Chow, and shortlisted for the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize), Yan Lianke’s Lenin’s Kisses, The Four Books, The Explosion Chronicles, and Marrow (of which The Four Books shortlisted for both the 2016 Man Booker International Prize and the 2016 FT/Oppenheimer Emerging Voices Award), and Malaysian Chinese author Ng Kim Chew's Slow Boat to China and Other Stories.

Overview

Carlos Rojas is Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Arts of the Moving Image, and his research focuses on issues of gender and visuality, corporeality and infection, and nationalism and diaspora studies.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Columbia University 2000

  • B.A., Cornell University 1995

Rojas, C. A Unity of Fragments: Fruit Chan and Hong Kong Cinema (In preparation). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2017.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures. Ed. C Rojas and A Bachner. Oxford University Press, August 2016. (Edited Book)

Ng, KC. Slow Boat to China and Other Stories. Trans. C Rojas. Columbia University Press, March 2016. (Fictional Work)

Ghost Protocol: Development and Displacement in Global China. Ed. C Rojas and R Litzinger. Duke Univesity Press, 2016. (Edited Book)

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures (Accepted). Ed. C Rojas and A Bachner. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Yan, L. Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke. Trans. C Rojas. Grove/Atlantic Press, 2016. (Fictional Work)

Jia, P. The Lantern Bearer by Jia Pingwa (In preparation). Trans. C Rojas. CN Times Books, Inc., 2016.

Yan, L. Marrow. Trans. C Rojas. Penguin Books China, 2015. (Fictional Work)

Rojas, C. Homesickness: Culture, Contagion, and National Transformation in Modern China. Harvard University Press, 2015. (Monograph)

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