Tzu-hui Celina Hung

Assistant Professor of Literature


Room 1221

Office Phone: +86 (21) 20595085

Tzu-hui Celina Hung is assistant professor of literature at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a visiting assistant professor and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she taught in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of Comparative Literature. She received her PhD in comparative literature from the Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Hung’s research interests include modern Chinese and Sinophone studies, Asian diaspora, Anglophone literature, Southeast Asian studies, creolization, multiculturalism, critical theory, and comparative ethnic studies. Her current book project theorizes the practices and articulations of creolization in the Sinophone Pacific through studies of magazines, novels, fiction films, and documentaries. She also writes on multiculturalism in Asia and queer diaspora.

Research Interests

  • Modern Chinese and Sinophone studies
  • Asian diaspora
  • Anglophone literature
  • Southeast Asian studies
  • Creolization
  • Comparative ethnic studies

Courses Taught

  • Representing Ethnicity in China and Beyond: A Comparative Study
  • 20th Century Chinese Writers in Global Context
  • Worldwide Chinese Diaspora
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
  • Global Orientations: Introduction to Contemporary China
  • Masters of Asian Cinema
  • Chinese Migrant and Diasporic Networks
  • Voices from the Margin: Modern Chinese and Sinophone Writers


  • PhD, Comparative Literature
    Stony Brook University, 2011
  • BA, English
    National Taiwan Normal University, 2003