King-Kok Cheung张敬珏

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1 King-Kok Cheung张敬珏

Director, EAP Shanghai Study Center Professor, Department of English

University of California-System UCLA, Box 951530

Rm. 222, Center for American Studies Los Angeles, CA90095-1530

680 Guoquan Rd., Fudan University (310) 825-4173; 5-1701

Yangpu District, Shanghai, China 200433

Tel. (8621) 6533.0127 or 6533.0162; Fax. (8621) 6533.1822


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Department of English, 1984 (Regent’s Fellow)

M.A. Pepperdine University, Malibu, Department of English, 1976

B.A. Pepperdine University, Malibu, Department of English, 1975 (Valedictorian)

Matriculation (A-Levels Chinese, English, English Literature, History), St. Stephen's Girls' College, Hong Kong, 1973

Professor, English and Asian American Studies, UCLA, 2000-

Director, University of California Study Center, Shanghai, Sept 2015-August 2017

Visiting Professor, International Summer School, Renmin University, Beijing, July 2011-2014

Visiting Professor, World Literature Institute, Peking University, Spring 2010

Visiting Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University, June 12-June 20, 2012

Visiting Professor, School of Foreign Studies, Minzu University of China, July 11-15, 2011

Director, University of California Study Center, Beijing, Jan 1, 2008-Aug 31, 2010

Visiting Professor, Department of English, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Fall 2007

Fulbright Senior Specialist, Hanover University, Germany, May 2005

Visiting Lingnan Foundation Professorship, University of Hong Kong, 2001-2002

Fulbright Professor, English/American Studies, University of Hong Kong, 2000-2001

Associate Professor, Dept. of English, UCLA, 1991-2000

Associate Director, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA, 1992-93

Visiting Associate Professor, Multicultural Literary Institute, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, 1997

Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Harvard University, 1991

Assistant Professor, Department of English, UCLA, 1984-91
Courses Taught:

Comparative Odysseys (HC22)

Introduction to Ethnic Studies (English 100)

Asians/Americans on the Move (English 260A/AAS260)

Asian Migrations (AAS 297B)

Chinese American Dreams (English 184; Capstone Seminar)

Asian American Culture (AAS 200D)

Crosscultural Studies: World (Auto)biography, Peking University, Spring 2010

Chinese American Experience, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Fall 2007

GE Pilot Cluster (GE20A, 20b, 20c): Interracial Dynamics in American History, Law, and Literature 2000-2002 (2004 Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence)

Ford Foundation Ethnic Women Curriculum Transformation Faculty Seminar on American and Related Literatures, Spring 1989 (Co-facilitator)

Honors Collegium Seminar (HC53) Comparative Heroic Traditions: From Homer to Kingston (Covers Chinese, German, Japanese, Indian, Caribbean, Greek, and English, and Asian American epics)

Law and Literature (English M260A/AASM260A)

Honors Collegium’s Seminar (HC 105): Chinese and Greek Heroes

The Asian Heroic Tradition and Asian American Literature (AAS 200D)

Research Methods: Asian American Autobiography and Ethnography

“The Dream Deferred”: African Americans and Asian Americans in History, Film, and Literature (AAS 197F)

Asian American Literature (English/AAS M102): American writers of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Burmese, Vietnamese, and South Asian descent

Interracial Encounters in Contemporary American Literature (English 178)

California/Los Angeles Fiction (English 178B)

Interracial Encounters in Asian American Fiction (English 179)

Passing and Interracial Romance in American Fiction (English 189)

Literature and Society: The 1992 Los Angeles “Riots” (English 190)

Fiction by Women of Color: Critical Issues and Narrative Strategies (English 258)

Studies in Criticism (English 259)

Ethnography and Asian American Literature (English M260A/AAS M297A)T

The American Dream through African American and Asian American Eyes (HKU)

Asia and Asian America: Connect or Disconnect (English M260A/AAS 260A)

Asia on America’s Screen (HKU)

Shakespeare with Asian Faces (HKU)

Asian American Culture (HKU)

Shakespeare: The Poems and Early Plays (English 142A)

Shakespeare: The Later Plays (English 142B)

Milton (English 143)

Workshop for Writing Theses and Dissertations (AAS 490)

Critical Issues in Asian American Studies (AAS 200A)

Chinese American Experience (AAS M195E)

Asian American Literature and Film (AAS 197)

Women of Color in the United States (WS 130)

Women and Literature (English M107C)

Asian American Poetry

Asian American Women (AAS105)

The Chinese Monkey in American Literature (Fiat Lux 2012)

Bilingual Poetics in American Literature (Fiat Lux 2011)


Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Award in Asian American Studies (2012-2013)

Fulbright Specialist Roster (2003-2007; 2013-)

Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, April 29-May 13 2005, Hanover University; Gottingen University; Kennedy Institute, Berlin, Germany

Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, March 24-April 6, 2004, “Hong Kong/Hollywood at the Borders: Alternative Perspectives, Alternative Cinemas,” University of Hong Kong

Plaque from the UCLA College of Letters and Science for coordinating the UCLA GE Cluster entitled “Interracial Dynamics in American History, Law, and Literature” (2000) ; the Freshman Cluster Program itself received a Theordore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence.

Resident Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1995-96

Resident Fellowship, University of California Humanities Research Institute, 1992

Academic Senate Research Grants, UCLA 1984-2004

Institute of American Cultures Grant, UCLA, 1992-93, 1987-89, 1985-86

Faculty Career Development Award, UCLA, Fall 1987, Fall 1986

American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, 1987-88

Mellon Fellowship at Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1986, 1987 (declined)

Regents Fellowship, U.C. Berkeley, 1982-83, 1981-82

Valedictorian, Pepperdine University, Malibu, 1975


Seminar Leader and Lecturer, “More things in heaven and earth”: Shakespeare through Other Cultural Prisms, World Shakespeare Congress, Stratford-upon-Avon and London, 31 July-6 August 2016

Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Asia and the Historical Imagination, sponsored by Centre of Liberal Arts and Social Siences (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, July 30-Aug 1 2015)

Plenary Speaker, the 9th Annual International Comparative Literature Conference: Chinese and US Cultural Productions中国比较文学学会中美比较文化研究会第九届年会,Nanjing University, July 19, 2014

Invited Speaker, Transnational Chinese Cultural Exchange Center, Los Angeles, Sept 17, 2014

Invited Speaker, Round Table Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, January 10, 2014

Invited Lecturer, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, June 26, 2014.

Invited Lecturer, Zhejiang Normal University, June 27, 2014.

Invited Lecturer, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, July 5-7, 2013

Keynote speaker, Renmin University-UCLA Conference on American Literature and the Changing World (June 30-July 1, 2012, Beijing)

Invited Speaker for a lecture series at Beijing Foreign Studies University (June 13, 14, 18, 2012)

Invited participant in the seminar “Transpacific Encounters,” American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, Brown University, March 29-April 1, 2012.

Keynote Speaker, Conference on the Latest Development in British and American Literature, Minzu University of China, July 24-25, 2011.

Invited Speaker for a lecture series at Minzu University of China 中央民族大学外语学院, July 11-15, 2011

Invited Speaker, Department of Foreign Studies, Jinan University (暨南大学)December 2010

Invited Speaker, Ancient Chinese Biographical Literature Symposium, sponsored by The Biography Society of China, Beijing, 17-20 December, 2010

Invited Speaker, Department of Foreign Languages, Beijing Language and Culture University, June 2010.

Invited Speaker, Department of Foreign Languages, Tsinghua University, May 2010.

Invited Speaker, Department of Foreign Languages, Renmin University, May 2010.

Invited Speaker, Department of Foreign Languages, China Foreign Affairs University, June 2010.

Plenary Speaker, Culture Context, and Readership: An International Conference on Chinese American Literature, co-sponsored by Nanjing University and UCLA, July 17-19, 2009

Keynote Speaker, National Conference on Asian American literature, 2009 全国亚裔文学研究会,sponsored by Minzu University of China中央民族大学外语学院,Beijing Foreign Studies University北京外国语大学英语学院,Beijing Foreign Language & Culture University 北京语言大学外国语学院, Beijing, June 18-21, 2009.

Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Culture, Discourse, and Language Teaching, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejing April 17-19, 2009

Invited Speaker, Dept. of World Literature, Peking University, December 2008

Invited Speaker, Foreign Languages College, Zhejiang Normal University, China, December 20, 2008

Invited Speaker, Department of English, Beijing Foreign Affairs University, China, October 29 2008

Invited Speaker, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Henan University, China, March 27-28, 2008

Keynote Speaker, First International Conference on Asian American Studies, Shantou University, China, December 14-16, 2006

Invited Speaker, International Forum on Chinese American Literature and Chinese Language Literature in the United States, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, June 1-3, 2005

Invited Speaker, “East-West Literary Symposium,” Sponsored by Chinese-American Comparative Literary Research Institute (中国中美比较文化研究会), Yanshan Foreign Language University, July 18-22, 2004

Invited Speaker, Summer Literary Institute, Tianjin Foreign Language University, China, July 12-18, 2004

Invited Speaker, Nanjing Normal University, China, December 22-24, 2003

Keynote Speaker, “Multiple Voices” colloquium, sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, CSUN, February 2003

Invited Speaker, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, April 19, 2002

Invited Speaker, Office of Cultural Affairs, US Embassy, Rangoon, Burma, January 13-19, 2002

Keynote Speaker, ASAK (American Studies Association of Korea) Annual Conference, Incheon, Korea, 21-22 September 2001

Fulbright Lecturing and Research Award, University of Hong Kong, 2000-2001

Invited Speaker, Office of Cultural Affairs, US Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand, June 26-31, 2001

Invited Speaker, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom campus (Thailand); Srinakharinwirot University (Thailand); Thammasat University (Thailand), 26-31 June 2001

Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Globalization and Sino-U.S. Relations at the Turn of the Century, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, 19 May 2001

Invited Speaker, Xi’an Foreign Language University, Xian, China, 15-16 May 2001

Invited Lecturer, University of Macao, 7 May 2001

Plenary Speaker, American Literary Studies in Asia: Transnational Teaching and Research, 5-6 January 2001, University of Hong Kong

Invited Speaker, Conference on East-West Exchanges in the Humanities, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, 7 June, 2000

Keynote Speaker, Asian American Literature Association Forum (commemorating the 10th year anniversary of AALA), Kobe, Japan, 9-10 October 1999; also invited speaker at Kobe Women's Univ., 12 October 1999; Kyoto Gaikokugo Univ., 13 October 1999; Kyoto Sangyo University, 14 October, 1999

Invited Speaker, Remapping Chinese America: International Conference on Chinese American Literature, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, June 11-12, 1999

Patricia S. Eliet Memorial Lecture, delivered at California State Univ., Domingus Hills, November 1996

Statewide Humanities Lecturer and keynote speaker of the Smithsonian Institution and the California Council for the Humanities, 1993-94

Invited speaker, Taiwan National University and Academia Sinica, 1992


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