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Dr. Liang Shi

Dr. Liang Shi

Dr. Liang Shi
Assistant Department Chair


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1996


  • Chinese language
  • Literature
  • Film
  • Drama
  • Traditional Chinese fiction
  • Classical Chinese thought
  • Comparative literature
  • Cultural theories
  • Chinese cinema


  • Mirror Rubbing, Lala and Les: Chinese Lesbian Cinema, Lexington Books, 2014
  • Reconstructing the Historical Discourse of Traditional Chinese Fiction, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, July, 2002
  • The New Criticism, Sichuan: Sichuan Literature and Art Press, 1989


  • “Mirror Rubbing: A Critical Genealogy of Pre-Modern Chinese Female Same-Sex Eroticism,” Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 60, no. 5, 2013, pp. 750-772.
  • “Contextualizing Chinese Lesbian Cinema: Global Queerness and Independent Films,” New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, vol. 10, no. 2 & 3, 2012, pp. 127-143.
  • “Defining Chinese Male Homosexuality on Screen: Farewell My Concubine and The Wedding Banquet”, From National Tradition to Globalization, From Realism to Post-Modernism: The Trends in Modern Chinese Literature (Saint Petersburg: Saint Petersburg State University, 2004) 166-174.
  • "Beginning a New Discourse: The First Chinese Lesbian Film Fish and Elephant", Film Criticism, Vol. 28, No. 3, Spring 2004, 21-36.
  • “Detecting a Historical Transition in Taiwan Feminist Fiction: Reading ‘The Net’ and ‘A Place of One’s Own’,” Dong Hwa Journal of Chinese Studies, vol. 1, February 2003, 105-124.
  •  “Small Talk and Weeds: The Genealogy of Xiao Shuo,” Tamkang Review, vol. XXXII No. 2, Winter 2001, 113-52.
  • "Pearl Ship and Qi: A Central Generic Feature of Xiao Shuo", Journal of Royal Asiatic Society, (Vol. 11, Part 2, July 2001)
  • "The Daoist Cosmic Discourse in Zhang Yimou's To Live", Film Criticism (Vol. 24, No. 2, Winter 1999-2000)
  • “Computer Writing in Chinese Language Pedagogy,” Perspectives in Foreign Language Teaching (Vol. 12, 1999), Proceedings of the Twenty-second Annual Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Youngstown State University
  • "The Leopardskin of Dao and the Icon of Truth--Natural Birth vs. Mimesis in Chinese and Western Literary Theories," Comparative Literature Studies, Vol. 31, No. 2, 1994.
  • "The Affective Fallacy," (Translation) Huaxi Literary Review, 3-4 (1987).
  • "The Critical Methodology of the New Criticism," News of Foreign Literatures, 10 (1985).


  • "Big Lazy Ghost," The Vincent Brothers Review, Issue #19: Vol. VII, No. 3, 2000
  • "Merely Breathing," Tianjin Literature, 8 (1989).