Hongwei Lu

Professor, Asian Studies
Asian Studies

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Ph.D. East Asian Studies, University of Oregon

M.A. English, Clark University

Graduate Diploma, International Journalism Fudan University, Shanghai, China

B.A. English, Central-China Normal University, Wuhan, China


Hall of Letters
P: 909.748.8513
E: hongwei_lu@redlands.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Chinese film and media studies
  • Chinese literature, art, and culture

  • Chinese language acquisition

  • Contemplation of Nature in Chinese and Japanese Traditions


Courses Taught

AST-211 Contemporary Chinese Film

AST-212 Modern Chinese Literature

AST-120 Chinese/Japanese Calligraphy

Chinese Space

Kungfu and Beyond: Many Faces of China

Mountains and Streams as Companions-Contemplation of Nature in East Asian Artistic and Literary Traditions

Various levels of Chinese language classes


2002-2004: Freeman Postdoctoral Fellow of Chinese Literature and Film
Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Hamilton College, New York

2001-2002: Visiting Instructor of Asian Studies
Vassar College, New York

1989-1994: Lecturer
School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Lu, Hongwei. "The Grassroots Perspective: Sixth Generation Cinema and Independent Filmmaking in China." Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe. Eds. Doris Baltruschat and Mary P. Erickson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. 175-187.

Lu, Hongwei. "Cruel Youth, Urban Linglei, and Special Economic Zone Syndrome in Mian Mian's Candy." Chinese Literature Today 1.2 (2011): 40-47.

Lu, Hongwei. "Shanghai and Globalization in the Lens of Film Noir: Lou Ye's 2000 Film, Suzhou River." ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts 18.1(2010): 116-127.

Lu, Hongwei. "Shanghai Baby's Love Affair with Transnational Capitalism." Chinese Literature Today 1.1 (2010): 39-44.

Lu, Hongwei. Trans. "The Gender of Memory: Rural Chinese Women and the 1950s." by Gail Hershatter, in Ping Yao ed. Chinese Women's History. Shanghai: Shanghai Guji Chubanshe, 2009.

Lu, Hongwei. "From Roots to Routes or Vice Versa: Transformation of Urban Space and Familial Intimacy-On New Urban Cinema." Asian Cinema vol 19:2 (2008): 102-134.

Lu, Hongwei. "TV Romance and Popular Cultural Mood." The China Review Journal 6.1 ( 2006): 125-152.

Invited Presentations

"Unknown Pleasures: National Development and Underclass Disenchantment"
2015 (ICAS 9) The 9th International Convention of Asian Scholars
Adelaide, Australia, July 5-10, 2015

"Adolescent Masculinity and Social Adaptation of Contemporary Chinese Youth"
2015 (ASIANetwork) ASIANetwork Annual Conference
St Louis, Missouri, April 10-12, 2015

"The Grassroots Perspective: Chinese Independent Filmmakers' Aesthetic Engagement with Underclass Reality"
2014 (ASIANetwork) ASIANetwork Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois, April 11-13, 2014

Invited Guest Speaker. "The New Woman, the Iron Lady, and the Body Writers: A Historical Perspective on Gender in Modern Chinese Literature."
May 23, 2013, California State University, Los Angeles
Asian-Asian American Studies Program

"The Lost Generation on the Playground of the Cultural Revolution."
2013 (ASIANetwork) ASIANetwork annual conference
Nashville, Tennessee, April 12-14, 2013

" ‘Shanghai Baby's Love Affair with Transnational Capitalism
2012 (ASIANetwork) ASIANetwork annual conference
Portland, Oregon, March 30-April 1, 2012

"New Faces of Revolution: Political Imagination in Contemporary TV Drama"
2011 (AAS) Association for Asian Studies annual conference
Honolulu, Hawaii

"Film and Cultural Exchange in Shadow Magic"
Chinese Cinema in the US since 1979 Conference
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Oct. 8-9, 2010

"Cruel Youth, Urban Linglei, and Special Economic Zone Syndrome: Mian Mian's Candy" 2010 (MCAA) Midwestern Conference on Asian Affairs
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 1-3, 2010

"Shanghai and Globalization in the Lens of Film Noir: on Lou Ye's Film Suzhou River"
2010 (ASIANetwork) ASIANetwork annual conference
Atlanta, April 9-11, 2010

"Historical Victimization and Individual Survival in To Live"
2010 (AHA) American Historical Association annual conference
San Diego, January 7-10, 2010

"New Urban Cinema: Transformation of Urban Space and Familial Intimacy in Contemporary China"
ASJC 2009 (2009 Asian Studies in Japan Conference)
Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, June 20-21, 2009

"Taiwan Popular Culture and Cultural Change in Post-Mao China"
ASPAC 2008 (2008 Asian Studies Conference of the Pacific Coast)
University of Victoria, Canada, June 13-15, 2008


Hongwei Lu is the Faculty Advisor for the Asian Student Association.