Staff Profile

School of Arts and Social Sciences People Staff Profile
Dr. Yu Xuying 郁旭映博士
Head of Humanities, Language and Translation
Associate Professor
School of Arts and Social Sciences

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • Literary Criticism
  • Taiwan Literature
  • Modern Chinese Intellectual History

Academic & Professional Experience

Research Funding

Projet Member: “文學計算批評路徑研究”, 國家社科基金項目·一般項目,2024-2026.

Projet Member: 基於史料發掘的南來文人佚作輯錄與年表編撰“, 國家社科基金項目·一般項目,2024-2026.。 

Co-PI,"Chinese Mythology in the Digital Age", Sin Wai Kin Foundation, Jan 2023-Dec 2025.

PI, “Critical Reflections on Anthropocene in Chinese Science Fiction”, 12/2021 – 11/2022, Pilot Work, HKMU.

PI, “Ecological Narratives in Chinese Science Fiction: A Study on Liu Cixin” ,12/4/2021 -30/11/2021, OUHK R&D Funding.

Co-I, “Humanism and Post-humanism in post-1990s’s Chinese Science Fiction”, Research Development Fund (RDF) , Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 1 Feb 2020-1 Feb 2023.

PI, “Fevers of National Learning in 20th century China: Post-enlightenment Phenomena”,FDS, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong 1 Jan 2018-30 June 2020.

PI, “Anti-utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary Chinese ScienceFiction”,PACRD, The Open University of Hong Kong, 1 Jan-31 Dec 2018.



“Jamie Bishop Memorial Award 2021" Finalist, "From Anthropocene to Chthulucene? An Interpretation of Liu Cixin’s  Pan-species Communism"



Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Yu, Xuying(2024). Crime as Historical Testimony: Narrative Suspense in Neo-Dongbei Literature. In: Chen, Z.T., Han, J., Kuang, X., Liu, X. (eds) Identity, Space, and Everyday Life in Contemporary Northeast China. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.
  • Yu, Xuying. 2022. Utopia. in Li Guangyi (Ed) Introduction to Science Fiction. Chongqing: Chongqing University Press.pp62-72. [in Chinese]
  • Yu, Xuying.(2022). A Strategic Universalism: An Interpretation of Chinese Cultural Conservatism Through a Case Study of the Xueheng School in Kelly Kar Yue Chan, Chi Sum Garfield Lau (eds) Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modern and Premodern China Global Networks, Mediation, and Intertextuality. Singapore: Springer. pp19-40.
  • Yu, Xuying.(2022). Autopoiesis and Sympoiesis: Imagining Post-Anthropocene in Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction( Riccardo Moratto, trans) in Riccardo Moratto, Nicoletta Pesaro, Di-kai Chao (eds). Ecocriticism and Chinese Literature Imagined Landscapes and Real Lived Spaces. London: Routledge. pp.142-155.DOI: 10.4324/9781003212317-12.
  • YU Xuying(2020), “Roles of Western Learning in Fevers of National Learning in Twentieth-Century China”, Kar Yue Chan, Kelly, Lau, Chi Sum Garfield (Eds.) Chinese Culture in the 21st Century and its Global Dimensions:Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Springer Singapore. pp.181-201.

Journal Articles

  • Liu, Xi &Yu, Xuying. 2023. The Genealogy of Posthuman-feminism. Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (CSSCI) ,43(3), pp. 122-132.[In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying. 2023. From Anthropocene to Chthulucene? An Interpretation of Liu Cixin's Ecological Narratives. Chinese Modern Literature (THCI), Issue 42, pp. 223-243. [In Chinese]
  • Yu, Xuying. (2021). Chaoshan in Post-Human Age: Hometown in Chen Qiufan's Science Fiction. The Yangtze River Criticism(CSSCI), 4, pp.82-89.[In Chinese]
  • Yu, Xuying.(2022). Women, Body and Discourse: Theatres and Documentaries of Wen Hui.O-Square,11, pp.168-200. [In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying.(2021). Competition between Realism and Modernism: The Debate on Taiwan Nativist Literature in the 1970s. Literature in Chinese,6, pp.5-14. [In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying. (2020). Disease and Medicine in Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction, Chung-Wai Literary Quarterly (THCI), 49(3), pp.145-180. [In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying.(2019). A Comparative Study on Chinese Anti-utopian and Dystopian Science Fiction, The Yangtze River Criticism(CSSCI), 4, pp.36-44. [In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying. (2016. Imagination of Modernity in 1980s: A Study on Liu Cixin's China 2185, Journal of Chinese Literary Studies, 12, pp.44-55. [In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying. (2013). The Dilemma of Culturalism: Review of Shu-mei Shih The Lure of the Modern, China Book Review(CSSCI Extension), 9, pp.51-55. [In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying. (2013). Welcome to the Desert of the Real!, Architectural World, 10, pp.15-18. [In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying. (2013). How Do You Feel in Your Body?, Architectural Worlds, 8, pp.18-19. [In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying. (2012). What We Talk about When We Talk about Food, China Book Review(CSSCI Extension),10, pp.28 – 33.[In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying. 2012. Recovering Bodies: Folk Memory Project and Art Activism, Chinese Independent Film, 11, pp.14-16.[In Chinese].
  • Yu, Xuying. 2009. Metaphor of Cancer Ward, Russian Literature & Arts(CSSCI), 1, pp.56-60.[In Chinese].

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Editorial Board: Newsletter for Science Fiction Studies [科幻研究通訊]
  • Book Reviewer: Springer Nature
  • Reviewer of the Chinese Nebula Awards 2024
  • Reviewer of DiGRA 2024

Modified Date: 27 Apr, 2024
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