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Carlos Rojas, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Carlos Rojas
Office Location:  2204 Erwin Road Room 208, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
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Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • Ames 309.01, Chinese im/migration Synopsis
    Class bldg 137, MW 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as RIGHTS 309.01)
  • Ames 709.01, Chinese im/migration Synopsis
    Class bldg 242, MW 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as VMS 709.01)
Office Hours:

Wed. 3:00-5:00.

  • Ph.D. Columbia University 2000
  • B.A. Cornell University 1995


Research Interests:

Current projects: Ghost Protocol: Development and Displacement in Global China (Duke University Press, 2015), co-editor with Ralph Litzinger, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-editor with Andrea Bachner, Ng Kim Chew, From Island to Island: Dari Pulau Ke Pulau, translator (Columbia University Press, 2015)

Carlos Rojas is Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women’s Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image, and his research focuses on issues of gender and visuality, corporeality and infection, and nationalism and diaspora studies.

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Carlos Rojas. Homesickness: Culture, Contagion, and National Reform in Modern China.  Harvard University Press, 2015.
  2. Carlos Rojas and Eileen Chow. Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  3. Carlos Rojas. Discourses of Disease. special issue of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Spring, Spring, 2011.
  4. Rojas, C. The Great Wall: A Cultural History.  Harvard University Press, 2010.
  5. Carlos Rojas and Eileen Cheng-yin Chow. Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the Canon.  edited by Rojas, C; Cheng-yin Chow, E Routledge, 2009.
  6. Rojas, C. The Naked Gaze: Reflections on Chinese Modernity.  Harvard University Asia Center, 2008.
  7. David Der-wei Wang and Carlos Rojas. Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History.  edited by Der-wei Wang, D; Rojas, C Duke University Press, 2007.

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