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Li (Lily) Wong

Assistant Professor Department of Literature

Lily Wong received her PhD in Comparative Literature at University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on the politics of affect/emotion, gender/sexuality, comparative race, as well as media formations of transpacific Chinese, Sinophone, and Asian American communities. She has published in journals including American Quarterly, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Asian Cinema, Asian American Literary Review, Pacific Affairs and China Review International, and book chapters in World Cinema and the Visual Arts (Anthem Press, 2012), Queer Sinophone Cultures (Routledge, 2013), and Divided Lenses: War and Film Memory in Asia (University of Hawai'i Press, 2016). Her book titled "Transpacific Attachments: Sex Work, Media Networks, and Affective Histories of Chineseness" is forthcoming (Columbia University Press, 2018).


BA National Central University of Taiwan (English); MA University of California, Santa Barbara (Comparative Literature); PhD University of California, Santa Barbara

CAS - Literature
Battelle Tompkins - 225
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  • Fall 2017

    • LIT-367 Topics in World Literature: Love & Rev: Asian/American Lit
    • Description
  • Spring 2018