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Jonathan Scott NobleJonathan Scott Noble

Acting Executive Director, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
Director, Asia Office
Assistant Provost for Internationalization
(PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2003)
505 Main Building

Geographic focus: Asia (China)

Thematic interests: Contemporary Chinese culture, media, film, theatre, and performance; Chinese language

Current research: Chinese cultural production, performance and visual cultures, and popular culture, specializing in film and theater; contemporary Chinese literature; cultural criticism, including performance theory and transnational issues

Selected publications:

  • Blind Shaft: Performing the ‘Underground’ on and beyond the Screen.” In Chinese Films in Focus II, ed. Chris Berry (Palgrave, 2008)

  • “Foreword: Culture Matters—A Report from the Field of U.S.-China Relations,” in China’s Transformations, ed. Timothy Weston and Lionel Jensen (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006)

  • “Wang Shuo and the Commercialization of Literature” and “Cao Yu and Thunderstorm” in The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature, ed. Joshua Mostow (Columbia University Press, 2003)

  • Titanic in China: Transnational Capitalism as Official Ideology?” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 12, 1 (Spring 2000)

Translations include:

  • “Foreword” by Dai Jinhua in Occidentalism: A Theory of Counter-Discourse in Post-Mao China by Xiaomei Chen, 2nd ed. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002)

  • “Gender and Narrative: Women in Contemporary Chinese Film” by Dai Jinhua in Cinema and Desire: Feminist Marxism and Cultural Politics in the Work of Dai Jinhua, ed. Jing Wang and Tani Barlow (Verso, 2002)

  • Seven chapters in The Development of Business Ethics in China, ed. Lu Xiaohe and Georges Enderle (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

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