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  • Tues & Thur, 1pm - 2pm

Profile

Lingqian Kong was trained in the Faculty of Arts at University of Hong Kong and subsequently studied East Asian languages and cultures at Columbia University, and received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kong’s areas of research are concerned with gender and sexuality in late imperial and early republican China. She is interested in examining Chinese literary traditions in various different genres such as fiction, poetry and drama. She specifically studies the images of writing women in erotic fiction and how the sexualized female images affected the real writing women— a socially and culturally determined class—of that time.

Kong has taught classes such as gender and sexuality in late imperial China and representation of women in Chinese culture at Smith College. In her new projects, she is working with modern and contemporary Chinese literature and cinema. She is also interested in teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

Research Areas

  • Gender and sexuality in late imperial and early republican China
  • Chinese second-language acquisition

Courses Recently Taught

  • Fall 2023
    • Chinese 326 - Intensive Intermediate Chinese
    • Chinese 526 - Readings in Modern Chinese
  • Fall 2022
    • Chinese 326 - Intensive Intermediate Chinese