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Xinmin Liu, Ph.D.

Xinmin LuiAssociate Professor of Chinese
Associate Professor of American Studies and Culture

Xinmin Liu is an associate professor of Chinese and Comparative Cultures at Washington State University. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale in 1997, and is currently teaching Chinese culture, film and language in the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at WSU. His teaching and research are chiefly cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, dealing with society, culture and social thought as well as the human vs. nonhuman dichotomy.  His first book, Signposts of Self-Realization: Evolution, Sociality and Ethics in Chinese Literary Modernism, was published by Brill, Netherlands in March 2014.

Since 2005, he has intensely engaged in research on cultural geography, nature writings and ecocriticism in China and the West. He has co-edited with Dr. Peter I-min Huang, a volume entitled Embodied Memories, Embedded Healing: New Ecological Perspectives from East Asia, forthcoming from Lexington Books in July 2021. He is currently completing a monograph named The Return of the Agrarian Imaginary: Interlaced Agencies in Revitalizing Human-Land Affinity.  

Contact Dr. Liu
(509) 335-8713
Thompson Hall 101C