The Department of English
Phone: (646) 312-3981
Eva S. Chou, Professor, received her B.A. from Harvard College in English Literature and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Chinese Literature. Her first specialization was in classical poetry of the Tang dynasty, with a particular interest in understanding why it has remained central to Chinese identity over the next twelve centuries. In this field, she published Reconsidering Tu Fu: Literary Greatness and Cultural Context (Cambridge University Press, 1996), on the great Tang-dynasty poet Tu Fu, and many articles on other poets and on literary history in professional journals such as Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies.
Her current focus is on modern Chinese literature and its connections to publishing, art woodcuts, the new readership, and political movements. In this area, she has published a book, Memory, Violence, and the Queue: Lu Xun Interprets China (Association for Asian Studies Publications, 2012), as well as many articles on the late-Qing-Republican era in journals such as The China Quarterly and Asia Major. At Baruch, she teaches Great Works (English 2800), Asian American Literature (3032), Contemporary Asian Literature in Translation (3950), Post-colonial Literature (3030), and Anglophone Post-colonial Literature (3036).