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%% Books   
@book{fds353306,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Preface: Imagining China},
   Pages = {xi-xv},
   Year = {2020},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9780367406653},
   Key = {fds353306}
}

@book{fds353307,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Introduction: My Language is not my own: Translation,
             displacement, and contemporary Chinese literature},
   Pages = {1-14},
   Year = {2020},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9780367406653},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780367815158-1},
   Abstract = {Using Derrida’s statement “I have only one language, but
             it is not mine, " from Monolingualism of the Other, as its
             entry point, this chapter examines the different
             conjunctions of language, nationality, culture, and
             ethnicity in works by five contemporary authors from China,
             Greater China, or the global Chinese diaspora.},
   Doi = {10.4324/9780367815158-1},
   Key = {fds353307}
}

@book{fds353309,
   Author = {Rojas, C and Sung, MH},
   Title = {Reading China against the grain: Imagining
             communities},
   Pages = {1-237},
   Year = {2020},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9780367406653},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780367815158},
   Abstract = {Through an analysis of a wide array of contemporary Chinese
             literature from inside and outside of China, this volume
             considers some of the ways in which China and Chineseness
             are understood and imagined. Using the central theme of the
             way in which literature has the potential to both reinforce
             and to undermine a national imaginary, the volume contains
             chapters offering new perspectives on well-known authors,
             from Jin Yucheng to Nobel Prize winning Mo Yan, as well as
             chapters focusing on authors rarely included in discussions
             of contemporary Chinese literature, such as the expatriate
             authors Larissa Lai and Xiaolu Guo. The volume is
             complemented by chapters covering more marginalized literary
             figures throughout history, such as Macau-born poet Yiling,
             the Malaysian-born novelist Zhang Guixing, and the
             ethnically Korean author Kim Hak-ch’ŏl. Invested in
             issues ranging from identity and representation, to
             translation and grammar, it is one of the few publications
             of its kind devoting comparable attention to authors from
             Mainland China, authors from Manchuria, Macau, and Taiwan,
             and throughout the global Chinese diaspora. Reading China
             Against the Grain: Imagining Communities is a rich resource
             of literary criticism for students and scholars of Chinese
             studies, sinophone studies, and comparative
             literature.},
   Doi = {10.4324/9780367815158},
   Key = {fds353309}
}

@book{fds291365,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {A Unity of Fragments: Fruit Chan and Hong Kong
             Cinema},
   Publisher = {Hong Kong University Press},
   Year = {2017},
   Key = {fds291365}
}

@book{fds318014,
   Author = {Ng, KC},
   Title = {Slow Boat to China and Other Stories},
   Pages = {304 pages},
   Publisher = {Columbia University Press},
   Year = {2016},
   Month = {March},
   ISBN = {0231168128},
   Key = {fds318014}
}

@book{fds291366,
   Author = {Rojas, C and Litzinger, RA},
   Title = {Ghost Protocol: Development and Displacement in Global
             China},
   Pages = {268 pages},
   Publisher = {Duke Univesity Press},
   Editor = {Rojas, C and Litzinger, R},
   Year = {2016},
   ISBN = {0822361930},
   Abstract = {This volume's contributors see contemporary China as
             haunted by the promises of capitalism, the institutional
             legacy of the Maoist regime, and the spirit of Marxist
             resistance.},
   Key = {fds291366}
}

@book{fds305929,
   Title = {The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures},
   Pages = {952 pages},
   Publisher = {Oxford University Press},
   Editor = {Rojas, C and Bachner, A},
   Year = {2016},
   ISBN = {0199383316},
   Abstract = {With over forty original essays, The Oxford Handbook of
             Modern Chinese Literatures offers an in-depth engagement
             with the current analytical methodologies and critical
             practices that are shaping the field in the twenty-first
             century. Divided into three sections--Structure, Taxonomy,
             and Methodology--the volume carefully moves across
             approaches, genres, and forms to address a rich range topics
             that include popular culture in Late Qing China, Zhang
             Guangyu's Journey to the West in Cartoons, writings of
             Southeast Asian migrants in Taiwan, the Chinese Anglophone
             Novel, and depictions of HIV/AIDS in Chu T'ien-wen's Notes
             of a Desolate Man.},
   Key = {fds305929}
}

@book{fds305930,
   Author = {Jia, P},
   Title = {The Lantern Bearer by Jia Pingwa},
   Publisher = {CN Times Books, Inc.},
   Year = {2016},
   Key = {fds305930}
}

@book{fds305932,
   Author = {Yan, L},
   Title = {Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke},
   Publisher = {Grove/Atlantic Press},
   Year = {2016},
   Key = {fds305932}
}

@book{fds223985,
   Author = {Carlos Rojas},
   Title = {Homesickness: Culture, Contagion, and National Reform in
             Modern China},
   Publisher = {Harvard University Press},
   Year = {2015},
   Key = {fds223985}
}

@book{fds291367,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Luoguan: Zhongguo xiandaixing de fansi 裸觀:
             中國現代性的反思},
   Publisher = {Rye Field},
   Year = {2015},
   Abstract = {Chinese translation of The Naked Gaze},
   Key = {fds291367}
}

@book{fds291368,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Homesickness: Culture, Contagion, and National
             Transformation in Modern China},
   Publisher = {Harvard University Press},
   Year = {2015},
   Key = {fds291368}
}

@book{fds305933,
   Author = {Yan, L},
   Title = {The Four Books by Yan Lianke},
   Publisher = {Grove/Atlantic},
   Year = {2015},
   Key = {fds305933}
}

@book{fds305934,
   Author = {Yan, L},
   Title = {Marrow},
   Publisher = {Penguin Books China},
   Year = {2015},
   Key = {fds305934}
}

@book{fds305935,
   Title = {The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas},
   Publisher = {Oxford University Press},
   Editor = {Rojas, C and Cheng-yin Chow and E},
   Year = {2013},
   Key = {fds305935}
}

@book{fds305936,
   Author = {Yan, L},
   Title = {Lenin’s Kisses by Yan Lianke},
   Publisher = {Grove/Atlantic Press},
   Year = {2012},
   Key = {fds305936}
}

@book{fds291369,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {The Great Wall: A Cultural History},
   Publisher = {Harvard University Press},
   Year = {2010},
   Key = {fds291369}
}

@book{fds305937,
   Author = {Carlos Rojas and Eileen Cheng-yin Chow},
   Title = {Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the
             Canon},
   Publisher = {Routledge},
   Editor = {Rojas, C and Cheng-yin Chow and E},
   Year = {2009},
   Key = {fds305937}
}

@book{fds305938,
   Author = {Yu, H},
   Title = {Brothers: A Novel by Yu Hua},
   Publisher = {Pantheon},
   Year = {2009},
   Key = {fds305938}
}

@book{fds349156,
   Author = {Rojas, C and Chow, ECY},
   Title = {Rethinking chinese popular culture: Cannibalizations of the
             canon},
   Pages = {1-288},
   Year = {2008},
   Month = {December},
   ISBN = {9780415468800},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203886649},
   Abstract = {Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and
             visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century
             through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this
             volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture
             are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and
             instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are
             inextricably bound up with one another. An international
             line up of contributors present detailed analyses of
             literary works and other cultural products that have
             previously been neglected by scholars, while also examining
             more familiar authors and works from provocative new
             angles.The essays include investigations into the cultural
             industries and contexts that produce the canonical and
             popular, the position of contemporary popular works at the
             interstices of nostalgia and amnesia, and also the ways in
             which cultural texts are inflected with gendered and erotic
             sensibilities while at the same time also functioning as
             objects of desire in its own right. As the only volume of
             its kind to cover the entire span of the 20th century, and
             also to consider the interplay of popular and canonical
             literature in modern China with comparable rigor, Rethinking
             Chinese Popular Culture is an important resource for
             students and scholars of Chinese literature and
             culture.},
   Doi = {10.4324/9780203886649},
   Key = {fds349156}
}

@book{fds349158,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Introduction: The disease of canonicity},
   Pages = {1-12},
   Booktitle = {Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the
             Canon, Carlos Rojas and Eileen Cheng-yin Chow,
             eds.},
   Publisher = {Routledge},
   Year = {2008},
   Month = {December},
   ISBN = {9780415468800},
   Key = {fds349158}
}

@book{fds291370,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {The Naked Gaze: Reflections on Chinese Modernity},
   Publisher = {Harvard University Asia Center},
   Year = {2008},
   Key = {fds291370}
}

@book{fds305939,
   Author = {David Der-wei Wang and Carlos Rojas},
   Title = {Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Editor = {Der-wei Wang and D and Rojas, C},
   Year = {2007},
   Key = {fds305939}
}


%% Papers Published   
@article{fds359604,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Contagion and Dissemination An Immunological Reading of
             Chang Kuei-hsing's Elephant Herd},
   Journal = {Sun Yat Sen Journal of Humanities},
   Volume = {51},
   Number = {51},
   Pages = {111-127},
   Year = {2021},
   Month = {July},
   Abstract = {Taking inspiration from Priscilla Wald's analysis of an
             influential contemporary "outbreak narrative"-and
             specifically a set of narratives that place the spread of
             infectious disease within a set of implicit North-South
             oppositions-this essay examines how Chang Kuei-hsing's 1998
             novel Elephant Herd (Qunxiang) characterizes the spread of
             Communist ideology and influence in Sarawak. In particular,
             this essay proposes that the novel uses two types of
             animals, elephants and crocodiles, to present two very
             different attitudes toward the region's Communist guerilla
             fighters. Over the course of the novel, the characterization
             of each of these two sets of animals-as well as of the
             guerilla fighters themselves-is strategically
             inverted.},
   Key = {fds359604}
}

@article{fds357894,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Introduction: Between the universal and the
             particular},
   Journal = {Prism},
   Volume = {18},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {235-243},
   Year = {2021},
   Month = {March},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/25783491-8922257},
   Doi = {10.1215/25783491-8922257},
   Key = {fds357894}
}

@article{fds363216,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Turning the Tables: Derrida, China, and the Asia
             Turn},
   Journal = {Diacritics},
   Volume = {49},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {88-105},
   Year = {2021},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/dia.2021.0004},
   Doi = {10.1353/dia.2021.0004},
   Key = {fds363216}
}

@article{fds362498,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {A Surplus of Fish: Language, Literature, and Cultural
             Ecologies in Ng Kim Chew’s Fiction},
   Journal = {International Journal of Taiwan Studies},
   Volume = {4},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {121-141},
   Year = {2021},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/24688800-20201150},
   Abstract = {This essay uses an examination of intertwined thematics of
             fish and text in the fiction of the ethnically Malaysian
             Chinese author Ng Kim Chew in order to reflect on a broader
             set of ecological concerns, including issues relating to the
             natural ecology of the Southeast Asian regions depicted in
             Ng’s works, together with the overlapping literary
             ecosystems within which his works are embedded. In
             particular, the essay is concerned with the ways in which
             Ng’s fiction reflects on the relationship between the
             field of Southeast Asian Sinophone literature and the
             partially overlapping ecosystem of world
             literature.},
   Doi = {10.1163/24688800-20201150},
   Key = {fds362498}
}

@article{fds362806,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Wandering the Garden, Waking from a Dream},
   Journal = {Chinese Literature Today},
   Volume = {10},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {25-33},
   Year = {2021},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21514399.2021.1916369},
   Abstract = {Through a comparative analysis of Yan Lianke’s The Day the
             Sun Died with James Joyce’s Ulysses and Lu Xun’s almost
             precisely contemporaneous collection Call to Arms, this
             essay considers the ways in which Yan Lianke’s novel uses
             motifs of death and “dreamwalking” to reflect on more
             abstract processes of representation and textual mediation.
             In particular, this essay argues that the trope of
             somnambulism in The Day the Sun Died is not merely an
             example of Yan’s mythorealist representational approach,
             it simultaneously offers a useful framework through which to
             understand mythorealism’s underlying representational
             logic.},
   Doi = {10.1080/21514399.2021.1916369},
   Key = {fds362806}
}

@article{fds362845,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {2014 Nomination Statement},
   Journal = {Chinese Literature Today},
   Volume = {10},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {7-8},
   Year = {2021},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21514399.2021.1925512},
   Doi = {10.1080/21514399.2021.1925512},
   Key = {fds362845}
}

@article{fds355804,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {“A new species” gender, sexuality, and taxonomic logics
             in sinophone communities},
   Journal = {Prism},
   Volume = {17},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {277-297},
   Year = {2020},
   Month = {October},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/25783491-8690396},
   Abstract = {Taking as its starting point Michel Foucault’s use of the
             biological species metaphor in his claim that, in
             nineteenth-century Europe, “the homosexual was now a new
             species,” this article considers the sudden explosion of
             homoerotic activities and cultural representations in
             Greater China beginning in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
             The article focuses in particular on four literary works
             dating from around 1994 that examine queer individuals in
             relation modern institutional structures associated with
             disciplines of biology/science, reportage/media,
             medicine/activism, and policing/psychiatry. At the same
             time, however, through attention to the role played by these
             institutional structures in shaping new queer
             subjectivities, each of these four works emphasizes the
             subject’s ability to intervene in the discursive
             formations within which those same subjectivities are
             positioned and thereby to narrativize the subject’s own
             identity.},
   Doi = {10.1215/25783491-8690396},
   Key = {fds355804}
}

@article{fds356165,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Intermediality-"A weird concept": Queer intermediality in
             Dung Kai-cheung's fiction},
   Pages = {175-189},
   Booktitle = {Keywords in Queer Sinophone Studies},
   Year = {2020},
   Month = {April},
   ISBN = {9780367226039},
   Key = {fds356165}
}

@article{fds353308,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Xiaolu guo’s i am China: On copulas and
             copulation},
   Pages = {214-231},
   Booktitle = {Reading China against the Grain: Imagining
             Communities},
   Year = {2020},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9780367406653},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780367815158-16},
   Abstract = {This chapter examines themes of linguistic copulas and
             sexual copulation in Xiaolu Guo’s 2014 novel I Am China.
             In particular, the chapter uses these twin figures of
             copulas and copulation to consider the novel’s
             understanding of translation, as well as its broader
             implications for questions of reference and identity. In
             particular, I am interested in how translation comes to
             function as a metonym for political community.},
   Doi = {10.4324/9780367815158-16},
   Key = {fds353308}
}

@article{fds354568,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Cai Guo-Qiang},
   Journal = {Diacritics},
   Volume = {47},
   Number = {9},
   Pages = {130-135},
   Year = {2020},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/dia.2019.0037},
   Doi = {10.1353/dia.2019.0037},
   Key = {fds354568}
}

@article{fds357481,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Method as method},
   Journal = {Prism},
   Volume = {16},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {211-220},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {October},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/25783491-7978475},
   Doi = {10.1215/25783491-7978475},
   Key = {fds357481}
}

@article{fds357482,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Translation as method},
   Journal = {Prism},
   Volume = {16},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {221-235},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {October},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/25783491-7978483},
   Abstract = {Taking Lu Xun’s work as its starting point, this essay
             examines translation as a methodology for negotiating not
             between different languages or dialects but rather between
             different voices. To the extent that some fiction attempts
             to manifest the voices of socially marginalized figures,
             this translational approach offers a way of examining the
             possibilities and limits of this sort of negotiation. By
             extension, a similar translational framework may also be
             used to understand the attempts by critics to assess
             fiction’s own attempts to render these marginalized
             voices.},
   Doi = {10.1215/25783491-7978483},
   Key = {fds357482}
}

@article{fds355805,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Of lice and men a parasitic reading of Jia Pingwa’s the
             lantern bearer},
   Journal = {Prism},
   Volume = {16},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {19-32},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {March},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/25783491-7480317},
   Abstract = {Taking Jia Pingwa’s 2013 novel Daideng 帶燈 (The Lantern
             Bearer) as its focal point, this article considers a series
             of allusions to insects in this and other works. The article
             takes these references to insects in Jia’s literary
             publications as a starting point for reflecting on a set of
             parasitic or supplementary relationships as they relate to
             an interrelated set of sociopolitical, ecological, and
             literary concerns. Through this attention to parasitic
             relationships, the article uses Jia Pingwa’s works to
             pursue a critical reassessment of the relationship between
             individual entities and the sociopolitical, ecological, and
             literary collectives they inhabit.},
   Doi = {10.1215/25783491-7480317},
   Key = {fds355805}
}

@article{fds354312,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {THE "TURN" TURN},
   Journal = {Diacritics},
   Volume = {47},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {4-11},
   Year = {2019},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/dia.2019.0031},
   Doi = {10.1353/dia.2019.0031},
   Key = {fds354312}
}

@article{fds347542,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {“A World Republic of Southern [Sinophone]
             Letters”},
   Journal = {Modern Chinese Literature and Culture},
   Volume = {30},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {42-62},
   Publisher = {FOREIGN LANGUAGE PUBL},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {March},
   Key = {fds347542}
}

@article{fds325415,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Language, ethnicity, and the politics of literary taxonomy:
             Ng Kim Chew and Mahua literature},
   Journal = {Pmla},
   Volume = {131},
   Number = {5},
   Pages = {1316-1327},
   Publisher = {Modern Language Association (MLA)},
   Year = {2016},
   Month = {October},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1632/pmla.2016.131.5.1316},
   Abstract = {Through an examination of short stories from the Malaysian
             Chinese author Ng Kim Chew's 2001 collection From Island to
             Island, this essay reflects on the taxonomic functions of
             criteria such as language, ethnicity, and nationality,
             particularly as they inform contemporary discussions of
             Chinese, Sinophone, and Mahua (Malaysian Chinese)
             literature. Several of Ng's stories are set on remote
             islands and feature individuals who, having been forcibly
             separated from their original linguistic or social
             environment, offer a vehicle for reflecting on some of the
             consequences of literary taxonomies that arbitrarily
             prioritize one criterion (such as language or nationality)
             over others. Drawing on Wittgenstein's notion of family
             resemblance, the essay proposes a taxonomic system that does
             not rely on a single criterion but rather attends to the
             dynamic interaction among a variety of criteria. The
             resulting model is used to interrogate the naturalized
             conception of the family on which Wittgenstein
             relies.},
   Doi = {10.1632/pmla.2016.131.5.1316},
   Key = {fds325415}
}

@article{fds354192,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Alai and the linguistic politics of internal
             Diaspora},
   Journal = {Chinese Overseas},
   Volume = {3},
   Pages = {115-132},
   Booktitle = {Globalizing Modern Chinese Literature: A Critical Reader on
             Sinophone and Diasporic Writings, Jing Tsu and David Der-wei
             Wang, eds.},
   Publisher = {Brill Press},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/ej.9789004187658.i-234.27},
   Doi = {10.1163/ej.9789004187658.i-234.27},
   Key = {fds354192}
}

@article{fds349157,
   Author = {Rojas, C},
   Title = {Authorial afterlives and apocrypha in 1990s Chinese
             fiction},
   Pages = {262-282},
   Booktitle = {Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the
             Canon},
   Publisher = {Routledge},
   Year = {2008},
   Month = {December},
   ISBN = {9780415468800},
   Key = {fds349157}
}


%% Edited Volumes   
@misc{fds199930,
   Author = {Carlos Rojas and Eileen Chow},
   Title = {Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas},
   Publisher = {Oxford University Press},
   Year = {2013},
   Key = {fds199930}
}

@misc{fds199925,
   Author = {Carlos Rojas},
   Title = {Discourses of Disease},
   Journal = {special issue of Modern Chinese Literature and
             Culture},
   Year = {2011},
   Month = {Spring},
   Key = {fds199925}
}


%% Translations   
@misc{fds223986,
   Author = {Yan Lianke (Carlos Rojas and trans.)},
   Title = {The Four Books},
   Publisher = {Grove/Atlantic},
   Year = {2015},
   Key = {fds223986}
}

@misc{fds216480,
   Author = {Yan Lianke (Carlos Rojas and trans.)},
   Title = {Lenin's Kisses},
   Publisher = {Grove/Atlantic Press},
   Year = {2012},
   Key = {fds216480}
}

@misc{fds216481,
   Author = {Yu Hua (Eileen Cheng-yin Chow and Carlos Rojas,
             trans.)},
   Title = {Brothers: A Novel},
   Publisher = {Pantheon},
   Year = {2009},
   Key = {fds216481}
}


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