Faculty

  • Weijie Song
  • Associate Professor of Chinese Literature
  • wjsong@alc.rutgers.edu
  • Phone: 848-932-6476
  • Office: Rm 322 - Scott Hall 3rd Floor

Professor Weijie Song’s research interests include modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film, urban imagination, martial arts narratives, popular culture, environmental humanities, comparative imagology, as well as Sinophone and diaspora studies. He is the author of Mapping Modern Beijing: Space, Emotion, Literary Topography (Oxford University Press, 2017) and the author, in Chinese, of From Entertainment Activity to Utopian Impulse: Rereading Jin Yong’s Martial Arts Fiction (1999; revised and enlarged edition, forthcoming) and China, Literature, and the United States: Images of China in American and Chinese-American Novel and Drama (2003). His current research projects include “Ide©ology: Environmental Objects and Chinese Ecocriticism,” “Chivalrous Psychogeography: Martial Arts, Avant-Gardes, Sinophone Cinema,” and “Reviving Northeast China: 21st Century Literature and Film Beyond the Great Wall.” He is the editor of Selected Works of Xu Dishan (1997, 2000, 2008, 2010), co-editor of Environmental Humanities, Ecocriticism, Nature Writing (with Yu-lin Lee, 2019), and Northeast China Reader (with David Der-wei Wang, work in progress), as well as the Chinese translator or co-translator of Repressed Modernities (2003, 2005, 2008, 2011), Translingual Practice (2002, 2008, 2014), Comparative Poetics (1998, 2004), The Structural Transformation of Public Sphere (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005), Understanding Popular Culture (2001, 2006), and After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism (2010).

宋伟杰,北京大学比较文学博士,哥伦比亚大学东亚系博士,罗格斯大学亚洲语言文化系副教授,兼聘比较文学项目,博士生导师。治学方向包括中国现当代文学,城市研究,武侠与大众文化,环境人文,比较形象学,华语语系研究。著有Mapping Modern Beijing: Space, Emotion, Literary Topography(《测绘现代北京:空间,情感,文学地形图》,牛津大学,2017),《从娱乐行为到乌托邦冲动:金庸小说再解读》(江苏人民,1999;麦田,增订版,即出),《中国•文学•美国:美国小说戏剧中的中国形象》(花城,2003)。现正进行的研究计划包括Ide©ology: Environmental Objects and Chinese Ecocriticism(意识形[生]态:环境物象与中国生态批评)、Chivalrous Psychogeography: Martial Arts, Avant-Gardes, Sinophone Cinema(侠义心理地理:武侠片,先锋派,华语电影)、Reviving Northeast China : 21st Century Literature and Film Beyond the Great Wall(东北•文艺•复兴:有灵的关外,残余的救赎)。编有《春桃——许地山文集》(华夏,1997, 2000, 2008, 2010),合编有《环境人文、生态批评、自然书写》(与李育霖,中国现代文学,2019)、《东北读本》(与王德威,进行中)。翻译有《被压抑的现代性:晚清小说新论》(麦田,2003, 2007,2011;北京大学,2005),合译有《跨语际实践》(与孟悦、桑梓兰等,三联,2002,2008,2014)、《比较诗学》(与王宇根等,中央编译,1998,2004)、《公共领域的结构转型》(与曹卫东、王晓珏、刘北成,学林,1999, 2000, 2002, 2004;联经,2002, 2005)、《理解大众文化》(与王晓珏,中央编译,2001, 2006)、《大分裂之后:现代主义,大众文化,后现代主义》(与王晓珏,麦田,2010)等。


Education

  • Ph.D. Columbia University
  • M.Phil. Columbia University
  • Ph.D. Peking University
  • M.A. Peking University
  • B.S. Xi’an Jiaotong University

Areas of Specialization

  • Modern Chinese Literature and Film
  • Comparative Literature
  • Urban Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Sinophone and Diaspora Studies

Books

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Selected Articles and Book Chapters

  • “The Metamorphoses of Smokestacks,” Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology (AHCI), 17:2 (2020), 195-205.
  • Diaspora, Dislocation, and Chivalrous Imagination: King Hu and the Mind of China 漂遊,感憂,文俠想像:胡金銓的中國心靈.” After the May Fourth Movement: C. T. Hsia, Leo Ou-fan Lee, Zaifu Liu, and Three Approaches to Modern Humanities. Ed. David Der-wei Wang 王德威, Jianmei Liu 劉劍梅, and Jin Ji 季進. Hong Kong: Sanlian Shudian 三聯書店, 2020, 367-378.
  • “Preliminary Notes on Environmental Humanities, Ecological Imagination, and Nature Writing” 環境人文、生態想像、自然書寫芻議. Modern Chinese Literature 中國現代文學, (THCI, Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). Volume 36, 2019, 1-5. [Weijie Song and Yu-lin Lee]
  • “Jin Yong’s Method of Imagining China.” Chinese Literature Today. Volume 8, No. 2 (2019), 79-85.
  • Teahouse: Warped Chronotope and Structure of Feeling 《茶馆》:时空形变,情感结构.” Modern Chinese Literature Studies (CSSCI), 2019:4, 89-107. Reprinted in China People’s University Information Centre for Select Journal Articles: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literary Studies 中国人民大学报刊复印中心《中国现代、当代文学研究》 , 2019:7, 145-155. (Traditional Chinese) “Warped Hometown, Emotional Topography: Teahouse, Nostalgia, Loss, Self-Mourning” 變形的故鄉,有情的測繪:《茶館》,懷舊,喪失感,自我悲悼. Journal of the History of Ideas in East Asia (THCI), 2017:12, 327-366; published in 2019 with new funding.
  • “Dramas of New China, 1949-1966.” Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature. Ed. Ming Dong Gu. New York: Routledge, 2018, 410-422.
  • “1981, October 13: Food, Diaspora, and Nostalgia.” A New Literary History of Modern China. Ed. David Der-wei Wang. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017, 753-758.
  • “Door, (Dis)Enchantment, Eileen Chang” 门,迷悟,张爱玲. Modern Chinese Literature Studies 中国现代文学研究丛刊 (CSSCI), 2017:5, 115-123. Revised and reprinted as “Eileen Chang’s Door, (Dis)Enchantment, and (Anti)Direction” 張愛玲的門,迷誤,方(反)向感. The Undying Soul: Revisiting the Eileen Chang Study 千迴萬轉:張愛玲學重探. Ed. Lim Chin Chown 林幸謙. Taipei: Linking, 2018,173-188.
  • “Yan Lianke’s Mythorealist Representations of the Country and the City.” MFS: Modern Fiction Studies (AHCI) 62:4, 2016, 360-372.
  • “Writing Cities.” A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature. Ed. Yingjin Zhang. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, 326-342.
  • “Reading, Research, and Reorientation” 閱讀體驗,學術研究,移位定位, Jin Yong and I: Global Chinese Essay Writing Competition Award Winning Essays. Hong Kong: Tashan Press, 2016, 29-33.
  • “Positions of Sinophone Representations.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (AHCI) 17.1, 2015.
  • “Sound Mythoreality and Slow Violence: Between Political Dystopia and Ecological Utopia” 有声的神实,缓慢的暴力:在政治恶托邦与生态乌托邦之间. Soochow Academic 东吴学术, Issue 5, 2014, 53-62. Reprinted in Literary Canons and Civil Society 文學經典與公民社會. Ed. Ko Chia cian 高嘉謙 and Cheng Yu-yu 鄭毓瑜. Taipei: Rye Field Publishing Company 麥田, 2015, 409-429.
  • “The Aesthetic versus the Political: Lin Huiyin and Modern Beijing.” Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR), Volume 36, 2014, 61-94.
  • “Jin Yong.” Chinese Fiction Writers, 1950–2000. Edited by Thomas Moran and Ye (Dianna) Xu. Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013, 121-133.
  • “Emotional Topography, Food Memory, and Bittersweet Aftertaste: Liang Shiqiu and the Lingering Flavor of Home.” Journal of Oriental Studies, Volume 45, Numbers 1 & 2, 2012, 89-105.
  • “In(Ex)clusion and Jin Yong’s Chivalric Topography” 「包括在外」,排除在內,金庸俠義地形圖. Journal of Modern Chinese Literature 中國現代文學 (THCI) 2012, Vol. 22, 123-138. Simplified Chinese, Soochow Academic 东吴学术, 2013, No. 6, 45-52. Reprinted in Hong Kong: Urban Imagination and Historical Memory 香港:都市想象与文化记忆. Ed. Chen, Pingyuan 陈平原, Leonard Chan 陈国球 and David Der-wei Wang 王德威. Beijing: Peking University Press 北京大学出版社, 2015, 127-141.
  • “Old Soul, New Youth, and Zhang Henshui’s Beijing Romance” 老灵魂/新青年,与张恨水的北京罗曼史. Modern Chinese Literature Studies 中国现代文学研究丛刊 (CSSCI) 2010:3, 132-142. Reprinted in China People’s University Information Centre for Select Journal Articles: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literary Studies 中国人民大学报刊复印中心《中国现代、当代文学研究》 , 2010:9. Revised and reprinted as “Novel, Romance, the Minds of China, and Tears and Laughter in a Ghost House” 小説/羅曼史,中國心靈,與鬼屋啼笑. In Grand View of History of Modern Chinese Fiction: Essays in Honor of C. T. Hsia 中國現代小說的史與學:向夏志清先生致敬, edited by Wang, David Der-wei 王德威. Taipei: Linking Books 聯經, 2010, 295-312.
  • “The Reproduction of a Popular Hero.” In Rethinking Modern Chinese Popular Culture: Literature and Its Discontents, edited by Rojas, Carlos and Eileen Chow. London and New York: Routledge, 2009 (2011 paperback), 179-189.
  • “Cinematic Geography, Martial Arts Fantasy, and Tsui Hark’s Wong Fei-hung Series.” Asian Cinema 19:1, 2008, 123-142.
  • “Ancient Capital, Vermillion Gate, and Complex Confusions: Imaging Xi’an City in Lin Yutang’s The Vermillion Gate” 古都·朱门·纷繁的困惑:林语堂《朱门》的西安想象. Chinese Studies in Global View 国际汉学集刊 2008:2, 1-13. In Xi’an City: Urban Imagination and Historical Memory, edited by Chen, Pingyuan 陈平原, David Der-wei Wang 王德威, and Chen Xuechao 陈学超. Beijing: Peking University Press 北京大学出版社, 2009, 266-277. In Selected Critical Essays on Modern Taiwanese Writers: Lin Yutang 臺灣現當代作家研究資料彙編‧林語堂. Ed. Xu Wenwei 須文蔚. Taipei: National Museum of Taiwan Literature and Wenhsun Press, 2018, 357-370.
  • “Nation-State, Individual Identity, and Historical Memory: Conflicts between Han and Non-Han Peoples in Jin Yong’s Novels.” In The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History, edited by Huss, Ann and Liu Jianmei. New York: Cambria Press, 2007, 121-154.
  • “Space, Swordsmen, and Utopia: The Dualistic Imagination in Jin Yong’s Narratives.” In The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History, edited by Huss, Ann and Liu Jianmei. New York: Cambria Press, 2007, 155-178.
  • “Transgression, Submission, and the Fantasy of Youth Subculture: The Nostalgic Symptoms of In the Heat of the Sun.” In 100 Years of Chinese Cinema: A Generational Dialogue, edited by Kong, Haili and John A. Lent. Signature Book, Norwalk, CT.: EastBridge, 2006, 171-182.
  • “Views from Near and Afar: Lin Yutang, Princess Der Ling, Victor Segalen and Beijing Narratives” 既远且近的目光:林语堂,德龄公主,谢阁兰的北京叙事. Studies of Modern China 现代中国 2004:5, 81-102. In Beijing: Urban Imagination and Cultural Memory, edited by Chen, Pingyuan 陈平原 and David Der-wei Wang王德威. Beijing: Peking University Press 北京大学出版社, 2005, 504-532. In Beijing Tastes and Literary Traces: Collection of Materials on Beijing Literary Studies 京味浮沉与北京文学的发展:北京文学研究资料汇编, edited by Zhang Li张莉. Beijing: People’s Literature Publishing House 人民文学出版社, 2020. Revised and reprinted as “Reciprocal Recognition, Comparative Perspective, and Urban Observations” 互动认知,比较视野,都市观照. In In the Midst of Joy: Essays in Honor of Yue Daiyun 乐在其中——乐黛云教授八十华诞弟子贺寿文集. Edited by Chen Yuehong 陈跃红, Zhang Hui 张辉, and Zhang Pei 张沛. Beijing: Peking University Press 北京大学出版社, 2011, 127-139.
  • “The First Woman Standing on the Top of the Alter to Heaven” 站在天壇頂上的第一位女性. Unitas 聯合文學 2003:4, 67-71. Revised and reprinted as “‘Poetic Thinking’, Literary Perception, and Urban Imagination” 诗思·文学感·都市想象. Read 书城 2003:12, 36-39.
  • “Cultural Subordination, Chinatown Cowboy, and Colonial Lies: Reading Pardee Lowe, Frank Chin, and David Henry Hwang” 文化臣属·华埠牛仔·殖民谎言. In Chinese American Literary Studies 美国华裔文学研究, edited by Cheng Aimin 程爱民. Beijing: Peking University Press 北京大学出版社, 2003, 105-142.
  • “ ‘Imagined Memories,’ Generic Differences, and Jin Yong’s Fiction” 想象的记忆,文类差异,与金庸小说. In Jin Yong’s Fiction and Chinese Literature in the 20th Century 金庸小说与20世纪中国文学, edited by Wu, Xiaodong 吴晓东and Ji Birui 计璧瑞. Beijing: Peking University Press 北京大学出版社, 2002, 409-427.
  • “How to Understand Popular Culture” 如何理解大众文化. Reading 读书 2002:2, 107-114.
  • “Body Imagination in Late Qing Chivalric and Court-Case Fiction: Reading of Three Knights-errant and Five Brothers” 晚清侠义公案小说的身体想象. In The Late Ming and the Late Qing: Historical Dynamics and Cultural Innovations 晚明与晚清:历史传承与文化创新, edited by Chen, Pingyuan 陈平原, David Der-wei Wang 王德威, and Wei Shang 商伟. Wuhan: Hubei jiaoyu chubanshe 湖北教育出版社, 2002, 441-451.
  • “Family, Empire, and 'Nationalism' in Jin Yong’s Martial Arts Fiction” 論金庸小說的“家國想像”. In Jin Yong’s Fiction and Chinese Literature in the 20th Century 金庸小說與二十世紀中國文學, edited by Sylvia Lin 林麗君. Hong Kong: Ming He Publishing Inc. 明河社, 2000, 325-342.
  • “Gaze, Not-Daring Gaze and Utopian Situation in Gender Politics” 凝视·不可逼视·双剑合璧. Avant-Garde Critics Today 今日先锋 1999:6, 44-56.
  • “Dilemma of the Absence of ‘Fathers’, Reconstruction of the Order, and Discourse on Gender” 失父困境·秩序重構·性別話語. China Studies 中國研究 1999:5, 147-162.
  • “Local or Global: Cultural Identities in the Multicultural Contexts”地方性的还是全球性的. In Cultural Communications and Literary Images 文化传递与文学形象, edited by Yue Dayiun 乐黛云 and Zhang Hui 张辉. Beijing: Peking University Press 北京大学出版社, 1999, 361-368.
  • “Imagination of Han and Non-Han Conflicts in Jin Yong’s Martial Arts Fiction” 金庸小説的胡漢恩仇. Today 今天 1998:4, 74-84.
  • “Belated Elegy: Chinese American Drama“ 迟到的悲歌:美国华/亚裔英文戏剧一瞥. Recent Developments in Foreign Literature 外国文学动态 1998:2, 34-36.
  • “On Utopia” 乌托邦简论. Panorama of Arts 艺术广角 1998:3, 40-45.
  • “Globalization: A Relational Keyword” 全球化简论. Transcultural Dialogue 跨文化对话 1998:2, 83-87.
  • “The ‘Hybridity’ of Identity and Cultural Amnesia” 身份认同的混杂与文化记忆缺失症. Journal of Tianjin Social Sciences 天津社会科学 1998:2, 83-87. Reprinted in China People’s University Information Centre for Select Journal Articles: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literary Studies 中国人民大学报刊复印中心《中国现代、当代文学研究》, 1998:6.
  • “Space, Swordsmen, and Utopia 空间·人·乌托邦.” Peking University Journal of Chinese Study 北大中文研究 1998:1, 226-248.
  • “Local or Global: Cultural Identities in the Multicultural Contexts.” In Cultural Dialogue and Misreading, edited by Lee, Mabel and Meng Hua. University of Sydney World Literature Series No. 1; Wild Peony Books Publishers, Sydney 1997; international distribution University of Hawaii Press, 409-414.
  • “The Narrative Tension of Jin Yong’s Martial Art Fiction” 金庸小说的叙事张力. Panorama of Arts 艺术广角 1997:5, 14-20.
  • “Cultural Criticism Confronting Challenges” 面向挑战的文化批评 (Li, Tuo, Dai Jinhua, Weijie Song, and He Li). Beijing Literature 北京文学 1997:7, 22-30, 42.
  • “The Plural Motifs of ‘Nation-State’” 民族国家的多义性话语. Popular Literary Criticism 通俗文学评论 1997:2, 115-122.
  • “Understanding Utopias” 乌托邦辨. Critical Thinking 思想文综 1997:2, 292-296.
  • “Local or Global: Cultural Identities in the Multicultural Contexts” 地方性的还是全球性的. Huacheng 花城 1997:2, 151-155.
  • “On the ‘Modernity’ in Cultural Studies” 文化研究的现代性问题 (Li, Tuo, Dai Jinhua, Weijie Song, and He Li). Zhongshan 钟山 1996:5, 173-187. Reprinted in China People’s University Information Centre for Select Journal Articles: Literary and Arts Theories 中国人民大学报刊复印中心《文艺理论》, 1997:1. In Anthology of Critical Essays in 1990s 九十年代批评文选, edited by Chen Sihe 陈思和. Shanghai: Hanyu dacidian Press 汉语大词典出版社, 2001, 3-28.
  • “Images Vacillating between the Two Poles” 形象在两极间摇摆. The Orient 东方 1995:3, 82-85; 1995:4, 51-53; 1995:5, 71-73.
  • “Subjection, Resistance and Irony” 臣服·激愤·婉讽. American Studies Quarterly 美国研究 1995:1, 79-105.

Courses Taught

  • The City in Modern Chinese Literature and Film (16:217:533/01:165:470)
  • Chinese Martial Arts Film and Culture (16:217:537/01:165:350)
  • Interdisciplinary Topics in East Asia: Understanding Asian Community (16:217:512/01:098:322)
  • Critical Approaches to East Asian Studies (16:217:501)
  • Readings in Modern Chinese Literature (16:217:531/01:165:451)
  • Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society (16:165:512)
  • Seminar on East Asian Societies (01:098:444)
  • Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (01:165:310)
  • Chinese Cinema (01:165:262)

Selected Awards and Distinctions

  • Visiting Professor, Sea-Sky Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dalian University of Technology
  • Research Council Publication Subvention, Rutgers University
  • Eurasia Foundation (from Asia) Research Grant
  • Visiting Professor, IEP (International Excellence Program) of “The Tradition of East Asian Culture and Its Modern Transformation,” Higher Education Sprout Project, National Chengchi University
  • Visiting Scholar, Print and Popular Culture Research Group, Wan Boo Sow Research Centre for Chinese Culture, and Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore
  • Research Council Grant, Rutgers University
  • Outstanding Essay Award, Hong Kong Writers’ Association and Hong Kong Arts Development Council
  • Commencement Marshall, Rutgers University, the 250th Anniversary Commencement and SAS Convocation
  • Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, Rutgers University
  • Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, Rutgers University
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Research Grant
  • Freeman Foundation Grants for Teaching Development, Rutgers University
  • Global Initiatives, Office of International andGlobal Affairs, Rutgers University
  • Research Development Incentive Grant, Purdue University
  • Teaching Development Incentive Grant, Purdue University
  • Liberal Arts Community Engagement Grant, Purdue University
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Purdue University
  • United Daily News “The Best Book of the Year” (Literary Criticism) and May Fourth Literary Prize for 被壓抑的現代性:晚清小説新論 Fin-de-siècle