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  • Publish Date:2018/05/01
    Modify Date:2018/04/30
Yu-cheng Lee
  • Position:Adjunct Research Fellow
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Yu-cheng Lee

EDUCATION

  • B.A., English, 1975 National Taiwan Normal University
  • M.A., English, 1980 National Taiwan University
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 1986 National Taiwan University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Research Assistant, Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica (1977-1980)
  • Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica (1980-1986)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, National Central University ( 1982-1986)
  • Associate Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies (formerly Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica) (1986-1996)
  • Visiting Fellow, Graduate Program in Literature and Duke Center for Critical Theory, Duke University (with a Fulbright-Hays research grant, 1988-1989)
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture, University of Pennsylvania (with a research grant from Academia Sinica, 1992)
  • Head, Division of the Humanities, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (1992-1995)
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths』 College, University of London (with a research grant from Academia Sinica, 1995-1996)
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths』 College, University of London (with a research grant from the National Science Council, Taiwan, 1996-1997)
  • Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (1996-2008)
  • Adjunct Professor, National Taiwan University and National Taiwan Normal University (1997- )
  • Visiting Research Professor, Africana Studies Program and Institute of African American Affairs, New York University (1998-1999)
  • Director of the Secretariat, Academia Sinica (May 1999-November 2002)
  • Special Assistant to President Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica (2003)
  • Director, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (1 August 2003-31 July 2009)
  • Visiting Fellow, School of Asian and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London (with a research grant from both the British Academy and Academia Sinica, 2004)
  • Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University (joint-appointment, 2006- )
  • Convener, Research Group on Diaspora Studies, National Sun Yat-sen University (2006- )
  • Visting Fellow, School of Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia (2008)
  • Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (2008-2018)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Literary Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Asian/African American Literature
  • Contemporary British Fiction

ACADEMIC SERVICE

  • Assistant Secretary, American Studies Association of the Republic of China (1978-1980)
  • Assistant Editor, American Studies (a bilingual quarterly published in Taipei by the Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica) (1980-1986)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (1982-1984; 1994-1996)
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Studies Association of the Republic of China (1983-1993)
  • Member, Editorial Board, American Studies (1986-1988)
  • Member, Screening Committee, Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica (1986-1988)
  • Executive Editor, American Studies (1987-1988)
  • Vice President, Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (1990-1992)
  • Judge, the 13th United Daily News Literary Award (for short story and novella) (1991)
  • Judge, Malaysian Chinese Literary Award (1991)
  • Member, Board of Directors, English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (1991-1995; 1997-2001)
  • Member, Screening Committee, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (1991; 1998-2000)
  • Member, Board of Supervisors, Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (1992-1994)
  • Member, Editorial Board, EurAmerica: A Journal of European and American Studies (a bilingual quarterly published in Taipei by the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica) (1992-1995)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Review of English and American Literature (a yearbook published by the English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China) (1994-1995)
  • Juror, the 17th United Daily News Literary Award (for Poetry) (1995)
  • External member, Committee for Long-term Planning and Development, National Taiwan University (1995)
  • Member, Search Committee, English Department, National Dong Hwa University (1995)
  • Member, Committee for Outstanding Scholarly Publications, Government Information Office, Republic of China (1995-1996)
  • Member, Board of Supervisors, English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (1995-1997, 2005- )
  • Judge, Golden Tripod Award for Outstanding Creative Writings, Government Information Office, Republic of China (1997)
  • Convener, Foreign Literatures Division, National Science Council, Taiwan
  • Interviewer, Grants and Scholarships for postgraduate study abroad in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education (1998, 1999)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Humanities East/West (a biannual published by National Central University) (1998- )
  • Member, Search Committee, Graduate Institute for Linguistics and Cultural Studies, National Chiao-tung University (1999-2000)
  • President, Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (1998-2000)
  • Director of the Secretariat, Academia Sinica (May 1999-November 2002)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (2000- )
  • Advisor, Department of the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Science Council, Taiwan
  • Special Assistant to President Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica (2003)
  • Member, Search Committee, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Feng Chia University (2001)
  • 中央研究院聘審委員會委員(2002)
  • 中央研究院評議會評議員(2003- )
  • Editor-in-chief, EurAmerica: A Journal of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (2003-2009 )
  • Member, Search Committee, Department of Western Languages and Literatures, National Kaohsiung University (2003)
  • Member, Search Committee, College of Liberal Arts, National Central University (2003)
  • Member, Review Committee, The Humanities Center, National Central University (2004-)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Humanities, National Dong Hwa University (2004- )
  • Member, Editorial Committee, Academia Sinica Press (2004- )
  • Member, Committee for the Reform of Teachers』 Colleges, Ministry of Education
  • Advisor to President Yuan T. Lee, APEC Meeting (2002, 2004)
  • 國立中興大學校務諮詢委員會諮詢委員(2004- )
  • 中央研究院學術交流及合作委員會委員(2004- )
  • Member, Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Committee, Ministry of Education (2005)
  • 《中外文學》編輯委員會委員(2006- )
  • 《蕉風》(馬來西亞)名譽編輯顧問委員會委員(2006- )
  • Tamkang Review編輯委員會委員(2010- )
  • Concentric諮詢委員會委員(2011- )
  • 《英美文學評論》諮詢委員會委員(2011- )
  • 國立中興大學文學院院務諮詢委員會委員暨會議主席(2011-2012)
  • Southern College Academic Journal(馬來西亞)編輯顧問(2012- )
  • 國立東華大學、國立中山大學、國立台北科技大學自我評鑑專業組委員

AWARDS AND GRANTS

  • National Science Council (NSC) Research Grant (awarded every year since 1981)
  • Fulbright-Hays Foundation Research Grant (1988-1989)
  • NSC Award for Outstanding Research (1990, 1993, 1994)
  • Travel Grant, Academia Sinica (1992, 1995, 1998, 2003)
  • Chuang Shou-Ken Cultural and Educational Foundation Award for Outstanding Research (1996)
  • NSC Travel Grant (1996-1997)
  • NSC Award of Excellence (1996-1998, 2000-2002)
  • Outstanding Alumnus of National Taiwan Normal University (2008)

PUBLICATIONS

Books (co-authored and edited books included)
  • Before the Statue of Gandhi and Other London Essays. Taipei: Asian Culture, 2008.
  • Transgression: Towards a Critical Study of African American Literature and Culture. Taipei: Asian Culture, 2007.
  • Literary Polyvocalism. Taipei: Chiuko, 2006.
  • From Literary to Cultural Studies (Co-edited with An-Chi Wang). Taipei: Bookman, 2006.
  • In the Age of Theory. Taipei: Asian Culture, 2006.
  • “On Hospitality.” Special Issue of Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 34.8 (January 2006). (Guest-coedited with Fuh Shyh-jen)
  • In the Tracks of Literary Multiculturalism. Taipei: Bookman, 2005.
  • Imperialism and Literary Production. Taipei: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, 1997. (Edited with an “Introduction”)
  • The Reminiscences of Mr. Limin Chu. Oral History Series, No. 59. Taipei: Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, 1996. (With Shan Te-hsing and Chang Li)
  • “Houston A. Baker, Jr. and African American Discourse.”Special issue of Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 22.5 (October 1993). (With a “Preface” and an interview)
  • Proceedings of the Second Conference on American Literature and Thought. Taipei: Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica, 1991. (Co-edited with Fang Wan-chuan)
 
Creative Writing
  • Time (selected poems, 1966-1976). Taipei: Bookman, 2006.
  • The Bird and Other Poems. Penang: The Rhinoceros Press, 1970.
 
Papers in English
  • “Reinventing the Past in Kazuo Ishiguro's A Pale View of Hills.” Chang Gung Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 1.1 (April 2008): 19-32.
  • “Asianising African American Studies.” Black Studies (Japan) 76 (March, 2007): 1-9.
  • “Going Global: Some Notes on Recent Asian British Fiction.” AALA Journal (Japan), 11 (2005): 1-15.
  • “Localizing McDonald’s: Some Notes on Glocalization.” Ying-hsiung Chou et al., eds. Cultural Dilemmas during Transitions. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2004. 108-120.
  • “Blues Liberation.” Feng Chia Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 4 (2002): 253-74.
  • “Cultural Studies in Action.” Maria Diedrich, Carl Pedersen and Justin Tally, eds. Mapping African America: History, Narrative Formation, and the Production of Knowledge. FORECAAST, Vol. 1. Hamburg: LIT Verlag, 1999. 221-31.
  • “Expropriating the Authentic: Cultural Politics in Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia.” EurAmerica: A Journal of European and American Studies 26.2 (June 1996): 1-19.
  • “The Problem of the Subject in The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” American Studies XVI. 4 (December 1986): 1-31.
  • “On Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes: An Essay in Textual Description.” Studies in Language and Literature 2 (October 1986): 55-73.
  • “A Discourse on Autobiography.” American Studies XVI. 1 (March 1986): 75-106.
  • “Hsieh Ling-yun: The Poet as an Exile.” Tamkang Review XIV. 1-4 (Autumn 1983-Summer 1984): 141-54.
  • “Reading James Baldwin’s Autobiographical Writings.” American Studies XIII. 4 (December 1983): 79-94.
  • “The Portrait of a Lady as a Bildungsroman.” American Studies XII. 3 (September 1982): 89-99.
  • “A Seat in Humanity: Saul Bellow’s The Victim.” American Studies XII. 1 (March 1982): 98-116.
  • “Death and Rebirth: Saul Bellow’s Dangling Man.” American Studies XI. 1 (March 1981): 75-81.
  • “Myth and Ritual in Saul Bellow’s The Adventures of Augie March.” American Studies X. 3 (September 1980): 81-111.
 
Papers in Chinese
  •  “American Film Industry under McCarthyism.” INK Literary Monthly 33 (May 2006), 70-81. Reprinted with revisions as “In the Shadow of McCarthyism.” Visual Modern and Its Other. Ed. Ying-hsiung Chou and Pin-chia Feng. Taipei: Bookman, 2007. 19-40.
  • “Geography, Politics of Transgression and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Colored People.” Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on American Literature and Thought: Literature Section. Ed. Chi Yuan-wen. Taipei: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, 1997. 59-79. Reprinted in Between Literary and Cultural Studies: Festschrift Presented to Professor Chu Yen in Honour of His Seventieth Brithday, Ed. Lee Yu-cheng and An-Chi Wang. Taipei: Bookman, 2006. 167-188.
  •  “Ruth the Foreigner.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 34.8 (January 2006): 11-24.
  • “Frank Chin’s Literary Heroism: In Search of a Chinese American Literary Tradition.” Sifenxi Lunxueji: Festschrift Presented to Professor Yuan T. Lee in Honour of His Seventieth Birthday. Taipei: Asian Culture, 2006. II, 639-666.
  • “Class, Cultural Materialism and Cultural Studies.” Methods: Approaches to Literatures. Ed. Han-liang Chang. Taipei: National Taiwan University Pr., 2002. 15-32.
  • “Reading Postimperial London: Home and the Politics of Space in The Buddha of Suburbia.” Remapping the Territory of Literary Studies: Perspectives on Foreign Literatures from Taiwan. Ed. Feng Pin-chia. Hsinchu: National Chiao-Tung University, 1999. 147-63.
  • “Imperialism, Literary Production and Long-Distance Control.” Review of English and American Literature 3 (1997): 71-90.
  • “Empire and Culture.” Imperialism and Literary Production. Ed. Lee Yu-cheng. Taipei: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, 1997. 21-42.
  • “Of Authenticity: Cultural Politics in The Buddha of Suburbia.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 25.9 (February 1997): 104-20.
  • “The Spectre of Charlie Chan: The Problem of Representation in Frank Chin’s Gunga Din Highway.” Politics of Representation and Chinese American Literature. Ed. Ho Wen-ching and Shan Te-hsing. Taipei: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, 1996. 161-83.
  • “Traveling Theory and Literary History.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 25.3 (August 1996): 224-33.
  • “Editor’s Introduction.” Special issue on “Empire and Culture.” Review of English and American Literature 2 (1995): 1-12.
  • “ ‘A New Story’: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the Culture Wars.” Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on American Literature and Thought: Literature Section. Ed. Ho Wen-ching. Taipei: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, 1995. 37-63.
  • “The Alien Strikes Back.” Special Issue on Science Fiction. Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 22. 12 (May 1994): 186-95.
  • “The Politics of Memory in Donald Duk.” Cultural Identity and Chinese American Literature. Ed. Shan Te-hsing and Ho Wen-ching. Taipei: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, 1994. 115-132.
  • “Diaspora Aesthetics: On Mississippi Masala.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 21.7 (December 1993): 71-87.
  • “Houston A. Baker, Jr. and the Archaeology of African American Expressive Culture.” Proceedings of the Third Conference on American Literature and Thought: Literature Section. Ed. Shan Te-hsing. Taipei: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, 1993. 183-201.
  • “Blues Liberation: Houston A. Baker, Jr. and the Generational Shifts in African American Literary Criticism.” Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on English and American Literature. Taipei: National Taiwan University, 1992. 461-482.
  • “The Politics of the Ethics of Reading.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 20.4 (September 1991): 86-94.
  • “Irving Babbitt and China.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 20. 3 (August 1991): 48-71.
  • “Some Notes on Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” Proceedings of the Second Conference on American Literature and Thought. Ed. Fang Wan-chuan and Lee Yu-cheng. Taipei: Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica, 1991. 427-48.
  • “On Autobiography.” Con-Temporary 55 (November 1990): 20-29; 56 (December 1990): 56-63.
  •  “Harlem Renaissance and the Politics of Orature.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 19.2 (July 1990): 29-46.
  • “Alice Walker: An Introduction.” Young Lion Literary Monthly 436 (April 1990): 95-100.
  • “Transgression: The Politics of Literacy in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Written by Himself.” American Literature, Comparative Literature, Shakespeare: Festschrift for Professor Limin Chu on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday. Ed. Chu Yen et al. Taipei: Bookman Books, 1990. 103-25.
  • “Canon and Literary Education.” Con-Temporary 33 (December 1988): 10-17.
  • “Rereading Laocoon.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 17.3 (August 1988): 44-58.
  • “Reading James Baldwin’s Autobiographical Writings.” In Proceedings of the Conference on American Literature and Thought. Taipei: Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica, 1984. 185-94.
  • “A Mythopoeic Study of Saul Bellow’s Early Fiction.” Chao Foon Monthly 363 (August 1983): 2-10.
  • “Wang Wen-hsing and Western Literary Genre.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 10. 11 (April 1982): 176-93.
  • “Ssu-ma Ch’ien on Literature.” Chinese Literature and Arts 22:2 (October 1981): 68-76.
  • “Why Compare? --Some Preliminary Notes on Analogy Study in Chinese-Western Comparative Literature.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 10.3 (August 1981): 88-97.
  • “Moral Debate in Utter Freedom: Some Notes on Saul Bellow’s Dangling Man.” Taiwan Shin Sheng Daily News Literary Supplement, 15-17 May 1981.
  •  “The Initiatory Motif in Ssu-ma Chung-yuan’s ‘The Market Place.’” China Daily News Literary Supplement, 4-6 May 1981.
  • “Some Notes on Myth and Literature.” Chao Foon Monthly 333 (December 1980): 38-45.
  • “ ‘Stars Are the Eyes of the Night’: A Story of Initiation.” China Daily News Literary Supplement, 15-16 September 1979.
  • “The Fire Image in the Poetry of Yu Kwang-chung.” Chung-Wai Literary Monthly 3.4 (September 1974): 74-89.
 
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