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Prof. ZHANG, Longxi  (張隆溪)

MA (Peking University)
PhD (Harvard University)

Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation

Contact Information

Office: AC1-Y7528
Phone: (852) 3442 8789
Fax: (852) 3442 0359
Email: ctlxzh@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage
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Research Interests

Last updated: 27 March 2014

ZHANG Longxi is a leading scholar in East-West cross-cultural studies. He holds an MA from Peking University and a Ph. D. from Harvard. He had taught at Harvard and the University of California, Riverside, and is currently Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation at City University of Hong Kong. He is an elected foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, a member of the Executive Council of the International Comparative Literature Association, and an Advisory Editor of New Literary History. His research interests are East-West cross-cultural studies, and his major book publications include The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West (Durham: Duke University Press, 1992); Mighty Opposites: From Dichotomies to Differences in the Comparative Study of China (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998); Out of the Cultural Ghetto (Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 2000; Beijing: Joint Publishing Co., 2004, in Chinese); Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005); Unexpected Affinities: Reading across Cultures (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007); An Introduction to Comparative Literature (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2009, in Chinese); and most recently, A Spiritual Epic: Paradise Lost (Taipei: Net and Books, 2010, in Chinese).

Research Interests

Cross-cultural Studies
East-West Comparative Study of Literature and Culture
English Literature (esp. the Renaissance and the 17th Century)
Classical Chinese Literature
Philosophy/Religion and Literature
Literary Theory, Criticism, Hermeneutics

Teaching Interests

Literary Translation
Advanced Literary Translation
Cross-Cultural Studies
Stylistics and Translation
Language through Literature
Seminar on Special Topics in Translation
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Postal address: City University of Hong Kong B7704, 7/F, Blue Zone, Lift 3, Academic 1 83, Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon HK
Tel:(852)3442 8705, Fax:(852) 3442 0359 / 3442 0358, E-mail: ctlenq(at)cityu.edu.hk
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