Dr. Qingjun Li received her Ph. D. in English from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Her dissertation, entitled “Emerging Trends and Voices in Maxine Hong Kingston Criticism: The Woman Warrior and China Men in Recent Scholarship in Mainland China,” focuses specifically on an analysis and comparative study of the reception and interpretations of Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior and China Men in the current mainland China.
She also holds the rank of Associate Professor of English at Zhengzhou University, P.R. China, where she has been twice recognized as the Teacher of Excellence. She is author of three books and numerous articles, including her recent essay, “Pound’s Poetic Mirror and the China Cantos: The Healing of the West,” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, XXX (2008). She has twice received the William R. Wolfe Graduate Writing Award at MTSU (2006, 2007) and was the 2006-07 recipient of the Richard C. and Virginia L. Peck Award as the outstanding graduate student in English at MTSU. Her research interests are in Chinese American Literature, Humanities of East Asia, Comparative Literature, Chinese Teaching and Pedagogy as a foreign language.