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      David Der-wei Wang

      DAVID DER-WEI WANG 王德威

      Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities (Jul 2014 – Dec 2015), Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
      Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization, Harvard University
      Academician, Academia Sinica

      Overview

      Professor Wang’s research interests include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, late Qing fiction and drama; comparative literary theory; colonial and modern Taiwanese fiction, and Asian American and diasporic literature; plus Chinese intellectuals and artists in the mid-20th century. During his visit at the Institute, he convened an International Symposium on “Utopia and Utopianism in the Contemporary Chinese Context: Texts, Ideas, Spaces”, delivered a lecture on “Panglossian Dream and Dark Consciousness: Modern Chinese Literature and Utopia”, and joined the film screening of “China Dream Series: Making Friends with Mr. Zhang”.