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Ban Wang (Professor)

Ban Wang (650) 723-9836
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Personal bio
Ban Wang got his PhD in comparative literature at UCLA. He is the William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies at Stanford University and the Yangtze River Chair Professor at East China Normal University. His major publications include The Sublime Figure of History: Aesthetics and Politics in Twentieth â??Century China (Stanford UP, 1997), Illuminations from the Past (Stanford UP, 2004), and History and Memory (in Chinese, Oxford UP, 2004). He co-edited Trauma and Cinema (Hong Kong UP, 2004) and The Image of China in the American Classroom (Nanjing UP, 2005). His edited volume Words and Their Stories: Essays on the Language of the Chinese Revolution (Brill, 2010) came out recently. He has been a research fellow with the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2000 and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in 2007. He has taught at Beijing Foreign Studies University, SUNY-Stony Brook, Harvard University, Rutgers University, Seoul National University, and E. China Normal University.

Currently teaching
CHINA 111: Literature in 20th-Century China (Autumn)
CHINA 201: Proseminar: Bibliographic and Research Methods in Chinese Studies (Winter)
CHINA 211: Literature in 20th-Century China (Autumn)
CHINA 371: Aesthetics, Politics, and Modernity: Critical Theory and China (Autumn)
CHINA 390: Practicum Internship (Spring)
COMPLIT 371: Aesthetics, Politics, and Modernity: Critical Theory and China (Autumn)
THINK 55: Understanding China through Film (Winter)
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