Shouhua Qi, Ph.D.

Shouhua Qi

Office: AL-211
Email: [email protected]

Shouhua Qi’s research has been published in many peer-reviewed journals such as The Cambridge Quarterly, Comparative Drama, Classical Receptions Journal, Theatre Research International, The Explicator, The Ibsen Review, The Eugene O’Neill Review, and The Hardy Review.

Qi’s scholarly books include Culture, History, and the Reception of Tennessee Williams in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), Adapting Western Classics for the Chinese Stage (Routledge, 2018), The Bronte Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Western Literature in China and the Translation of a Nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Among his creative endeavors are Becoming Monkey King: The Untold Story (2023), Twin-Sun River: An American POW in China (2011); Purple Mountain: A Story of the Rape of Nanking (2010, titled When the Purple Mountain Burns: A Novel when first published (2005); and Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories (2007). His screenplay Purple Mountain has been optioned for production and his play Twin-Sun River: An American POW in China was staged by the prestigious Shanghai Theater Academy (2009).

Qi’s literary translations include two Thomas Hardy novels: A Pair of Blue Eyes (1994) and The Well-Beloved (1998), and Pearl Jacket: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (2008). Another Hardy-themed book he coauthored is Tragic Harmony: Essays on Thomas Hardy’s Fiction and Poetry (2001).

Qi is an emeritus professor of English at Western Connecticut State University (2000-2023), Distinguished Visiting Professor at the College of Liberal Arts, Yangzhou University (2017–present), and serving on the Editorial Board of The Thomas Hardy Journal and The Hardy Society Journal (2018–present). He is an adjunct professor of English & Comparative Literature at San Diego State University (2024–).