Carlos Rojas
  • Carlos Rojas

  • Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image, and DGS
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  • 208 Franklin Center
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    Carlos Rojas is the author of The Naked Gaze: Reflections on Chinese Modernity (Harvard University Asia Center, 2008), and The Great Wall: A Cultural History (Harvard University Press, 2010), and is completing a book manuscript “The Sick Man of Asia: Diagnosing the Chinese Body Politic” (under advance contract with Harvard University Press), which looks at Chinese discourses of corporeality and infection over the long twentieth century. He the co-editor, with David Der-wei Wang, of Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History (Duke University Press, 2007), and, with Eileen Cheng-yin Chow, of both Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the Canon (Routledge: 2009) and the Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is also the guest editor of a special issue on “Discourses of Disease,” of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (Spring, 2011). Finally, he is the co-translator, again with Eileen Chow, of Yu Hua’s two-volume novel, Brothers (Pantheon, 2009) (the translation was short-listed for the Man Asia Prize), and is the translator of Yan Lianke’s novel Lenin's Kisses (Grove/Atlantic Press, 2012). He teaches on a variety of topics ranging from prostitutes and vampires to cities, migration, and disease.
  • Specialties

    • Chinese
  • Research Description

    Carlos Rojas is Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women’s 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.
  • Current Projects

    The Sick Man of Asia: Diagnosing the Chinese Body Politic (Harvard University Press, 2014), Ghost Protocol: Development and Displacement in Global China (Duke University Press, 2014), co-editor with Ralph Litzinger, Ng Kim Chew, From Island to Island: Dari Pulau Ke Pulau, translator (Columbia University Press, 2014), Yan Lianke, Four Books, translator (New York: Grove/Atlantic Press, 2014)
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Columbia University,
      • 2000
      • BA,
      • Cornell University,
      • 1995
  • Selected Publications

      • Carlos Rojas and Eileen Chow.
      • "Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas."
      • Oxford University Press,
      • 2013.
      • Yan Lianke (Carlos Rojas, trans.).
      • "Lenin's Kisses."
      • Grove/Atlantic Press,
      • 2012.
      • Carlos Rojas.
      • "Discourses of Disease."
      • special issue of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
      • (Spring, 2011)
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      • Carlos Rojas.
      • The Great Wall: A Cultural History.
      • Harvard University Press,
      • 2010.
      • Carlos Rojas and Eileen Cheng-yin Chow.
      • "Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the Canon."
      • Routledge,
      • 2009.
      • Yu Hua (Eileen Cheng-yin Chow and Carlos Rojas, trans.).
      • "Brothers: A Novel."
      • Pantheon,
      • 2009.
      • (Translation short-listed for the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize)
      • Carlos Rojas.
      • The Naked Gaze: Reflections on Chinese Modernity.
      • Harvard University Asia Center,
      • 2008.
      • David Der-wei Wang and Carlos Rojas.
      • "Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History."
      • Duke University Press,
      • 2007.
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  • Teaching

    • HOUSECS 59.03
      • HOUSE COURSE (SP TOP)
      • Keohane 4D 201 SEM
      • W 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
    • AMES 439.01
      • QUEER CHINA
      • Carr 240
      • TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    • AMES 539S.01
      • QUEER CHINA
      • Bivins 114
      • M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
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