Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170

Mingming Liu

Headshot of Mingming Liu

刘明明 . 劉明明
Mingming Liu
Assistant Professor of Chinese

354 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2050

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of California, Riverside;
M.A. in East Asian Studies, Washington University in St. Louis;
B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, East China Normal University

Chinese Literature and Culture; Zhiguai (Record of the Strange); Science Fiction and Fantasy

Mingming Liu’s research focuses on zhiguai (record of the strange) in traditional Chinese literature, and its development into modern narrative forms, such as science fiction and film. She is interested in the relationship between reality and fantasy – what counts as “strange” in different cultural contexts, and how the strange shapes storytelling. In addition to literary and cultural studies, she is also dedicated to all levels of Chinese language teaching. She has taught at Williams College and Pomona College before joining Oakland University in 2017.