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Leo Ching, Associate Professor and Chair, Asian & African Languages & Literatures

Leo Ching
Contact Info:
Office Location:  2204 Franklin Center 227
Office Phone:  919 684 5240
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • AMES 195.01, INTRO TO AMES Synopsis
    Gray 319, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Office Hours:

Wed 1:00 - 3:00

Ph.D.University of California at San Diego1994
M.A.University of California at Los Angeles1988
B.A.Occidental College1985

Research Interests: Popular Cultural and Colonial Studies

His research interests include colonial discourse studies, postcolonial theory, Japanese mass culture, and theories of globalization and regionalism. He has published in boundary 2, positions and Public Culture.


Asia • japan • Postcolonialism • Globalization • Mass culture

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Ching, L, Anti-Japan: The Politics of Sentiment in Postcolonial East Asia (2019), pp. 177 pages, Duke University Press, ISBN 978-1-4780-0289-5
  2. Maitra, A; Chow, R, What’s“in”? Disaggregating Asia through new media actants, in Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia (January, 2016), pp. 17-27, Routledge, ISBN 9781138026001 [doi]
  3. Ching, L, "Shiko fukanosei toshite no Mushajiken” (The Musha Rebellion as Unthinkable), in "Kioku suru taiwan" (Taiwan Remembers: Encountering Empire), edited by Mitsa, W; Chie, T; Ying-che, H (February, 2014), pp. 103-129, Tokyo University Press
  4. Ching, L, 'Japanese Devils': The conditions and limits of anti-Japanism in China, Cultural Studies, vol. 26 no. 5 (September, 2012), pp. 710-722, Informa UK Limited [doi]  [abs]
  5. Ching, L, Champion of justice: How asian heroes saved Japanese imperialism, Pmla, vol. 126 no. 3 (May, 2011), pp. 644-650, Modern Language Association (MLA) [doi]