Hongwei Lu

Professor, Asian Studies
Asian Studies


P: 909.748.8513
E: hongwei_lu@redlands.edu

Office: Asian Studies, Hall of Letters #300

Office Hours: Variable, depending on semester 

Degrees: 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

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 at Redlands

  • Contemporary Chinese Film

  • Modern Chinese Literature

  • 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

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • Outstanding Teaching Award (University of Redlands) (2013-2014)

  • Faculty Research Grant (University of Redlands) (2006, 09, 11)

  • ASIANetwork Freeman Grant for Student-Faculty Collaborative Research (2008-2009)

  • Freeman Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002-2004)

  • Phi Sigma Iota, Outstanding Service, the International Foreign Language Honor Society (May, 2003)

  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon (1998-2001)

  • Clark University Graduate Scholarship (1995-1998)

Previous Teaching Experience

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

  • Visiting Instructor of Asian Studies (2001-2002)
    Vassar College, New York

  • Lecturer (1989-1994)
    School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Significant Publications

  • 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.

Recent Research 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 Asian Studies Program Director and Faculty Advisor for Asian Student Association.