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Timothy Wong

Emeritus
Biography

Timothy C. Wong is an Emeritus Professor of Chinese. He was on the faculty at ASU from 1974-1985. In 1995, he returned to be director of the Center for Asian Studies, a post he held until 2002. He now teaches Chinese literature at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the School of International Letters and Cultures. Wong holds an MA degree from the University of Hawaii, where he was a grantee of the East-West Center, and a PhD from Stanford University; he has also studied at the Inter-University Programs for Chinese in Taipei (1966-67) and for Japanese in Tokyo (1972-73). At ASU, he has taught courses in modern Mandarin, Chinese fiction, bibliography, and literary translation.

Education
  • Ph.D. Stanford University
  • M.A. University of Hawaii
Research Interests

Wong concentrates his research on the tradition of fiction in both dynastic and modern China, a subject on which he has published extensively. His two most recent books (2003 and 2007) attempt to introduce English readers to examples of stories popular in China's twentieth-century urban centers, especially Shanghai.

Publications
  • Wong, Timothy C. Sherlock in Shanghai: Stories of Crime and Detection by Cheng Xiaoqing. (2007).
  • Wong, Timothy C (Author) . Cheng Xiaoqing. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 328: Chinese Fiction Writers, 1900-1949 (2007).
  • . . Review of: C.T. Hsia on Chinese Literature (2006).
  • . . Review of: War Trash (2006).
  • Wong, Timothy C. Cheng Xiaoqing (1893-1976). Chinese Fiction Writers, 1900-1949 (2006).
  • Wong, Timothy C (Author) . Commentary and Xiaoshuo Fiction. The Ong Collection (2006).
  • Wong, Timothy C. Chinese Narrative. Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (2005).
  • Timothy Wong. Globalizing Old Xiaoshuo: A Fundamental Problem. Wenxue Lilun Xuekan (The Academic Bulletin on Literary Theory) (2005).
  • . . Review of: Rulin waishi and Cultural Transformation in Late Imperial China (2005).
  • . . Review of: Retribution: The Jiling Chronicles (2004).
  • Timothy Wong. Black Stones, by Yang Limin. Reading the Right Text: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama, edited by Xiaomei Chen (2003).
  • Wong, Timothy C. Stories for Saturday: Twnetieth-Century Chinese Popular Fiction. (2003).
  • Wong, Timothy C. . Reading the Right Text (2003).
  • . . Review of: You'll Do Anything for a Laugh (2002).
  • . . Excursions in Chinese Culture, Festschrift in Honour of Dr. William R. Schultz (2002).
  • . . Review of: Panic and Deaf: Two Modern Satires (2001).
  • . . Review of: The Uses of Literature (2001).
  • Timothy Wong. Commentary and Xiaoshuo Fiction. Journal of the American Oriental Society 120.3 (2000).
  • . . Review of: Ideology, Power, Text: Self-Representation and the Peasant "Other" in World Literature Today (2000).
Research Activity
  • Wong,Timothy C*. Undergraduate Asian Studies Funding Initiative II. FREEMAN FDN(7/18/2008 - 6/30/2011).
  • Wong,Timothy C*. FREEMAN FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE ASIAN STUDIES FUNDING INITIATIVE. FREEMAN FDN(1/1/2002 - 6/30/2007).
  • Wong,Timothy C*. LECTURE BY MR. KENZABURO OE, JAPANESE NOBEL LAUREATE IN LITERATURE. (3/6/1997 - 5/31/1997).
Presentations
  • Timothy C. Wong. "Xiaoshuo Narratives: Are They Simply Fictional?". Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Western Branch (Oct 2008).
  • Wong, Timothy. The Chinese Language. Career Day, Saguaro High School (Nov 2007).
  • Wong, Timothy. "Written Vernacular and Xiaoshuo Narrative". Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Western Branch (Oct 2007).
  • Wong, Timothy. "Theory and History, Similarity and Diversity in the Modern Understanding of Xiaoshuo Fiction. ACCL Biennial Conference (Aug 2007).
  • Wong, Timothy. "Cultural Differences in Language Teaching". Meeting, English Teachers from Sichuan University, China (Jul 2007).
  • Wong, Timothy. Understanding China's Fiction: The Problem of 'Equivalence'. Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Western Branch (Oct 2006).
  • Wong, Timothy. Old Xiaoshuo in the Modern World: What Happened?. Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Western Branch; Tempe (Nov 2005).
  • Wong, Timothy. Canonizing Old Chinese Fiction. International Conference on Canon (Re-)Formation in the Context of Cultural Studies, Capital Normal University (May 2005).
  • Wong, Timothy. Nature and Traditional Chinese Poetry. OASIS lectures, Metro Center Mall (Jan 2005).
  • Wong, Timothy. Globalizing Old Xiaoshuo: A Fundamental Problem. Symposium on "Literary Studies in the Age of Globalization"; Beijing Normal University, China (Jun 2004).
  • Wong, Timothy. Faculty Discussant. Asian Studies Student Research Symposium, Center for Asian Studies (Apr 2004).
  • Wong, Timothy. Chinese Literature and Poetry. Six-week mini-course for the President's Community Enrichment Program "Adventures in Learning" (Mar 2004).
  • Wong, Timothy. Traditional Chinese Poetry and Fiction. National College Teacher's Association seminar, held by the Center for Asian Studies at ASU (Feb 2004).
  • Wong, Timothy. Literacy and Orality in the Vernacular Xiaoshuo Tradition. Center for Chinese Studies, University of California (Feb 2002).
Service
  • Palomino Library (Phoenix), Invited Speaker (2008 - Present)
  • Freeman Foundation Grantees Meeting, Honolulu, Invited panel member on "Sustainability" (2005 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College, Honors Disciplinary Advisor (2005 - Present)
  • American Oriental Society, Western Branch, Member, Executive Committee (2004 - Present)
  • Faculty Ambassadors, Speaker (2004 - Present)
  • National Committee on United States-China Relations, member (2003 - Present)
  • Scholarship Advisory Committee, Barrett Honors College, Member (2003 - Present)
  • MA program in Asian Languages and Civilizations, Co-Director (2002 - Present)
  • Asian American Students Scholarship Selection Committee, Member (2002 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee, Asian Languages, Arizona State University, Co-Chair (2001 - Present)
  • Association for Asian Studies, Member (1974 - Present)
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association, Member (1974 - Present)
  • East West Center Alumni, Arizona (Grand Canyon) Chapter, Leader (2006 - 2009)
  • University of Hawaii Press, Book ms reader/evaluator (2007 - 2008)
  • University of Hawai'i Press, Reader, submitted book manuscript (2007 - 2007)
  • Freeman Foundation Undergraduate Asian Studies Funding Initiative, Principal contact person (2002 - 2006)
  • Personnel Committee, DLL, Member (2006)
  • MA program, Asian Languages and Civilizations, Graduate Director (2003 - 2006)
  • Chinese Program, Asian Languages Section, Sub-coordinator (2004 - 2006)
  • MA program, Asian Languages and Civilizations, Graduate Director (2003 - 2006)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Search Committee, Chinese/Global Studies position, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Bennington College, VT, Evaluator, Faculty Member in Chinese (2005 - 2005)
  • Center for Asian Studies, A.T. Steele Grants Selection Committee (2004 - 2005)
  • Asian Languages Section, DLL, Coordinator (2004 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, Lecturer in Korean, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • American Oriental Society, Western Branch, Organizer, Annual Conference (2004 - 2005)
  • American Oriental Society, Member, Executive Committee (2003 - 2005)
  • American Oriental Society, Western Branch, Immediate Past President (2003 - 2005)
  • Asian Languages Section, Department of Languages and Literatures, Coordinator (2004 - 2005)
  • School of International Letters and Cultures, Sub-Committee on Transdisciplinary Graduate Studies, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, New Chair, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Japanese, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • Center for Asian Studies, Introducer for the film "Rouge," April 7, 2004 (2004)
  • Division of Graduate Studies, New Teaching Assistant/Associate Orientation (2004)
  • Tempe Sister Cities, Meeting with Chinese delegations (2004)
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Panel organizer for a conference "Ethics When Cultures Clash, Feb. 12-14, 2003 (2003 - 2003)
  • American Oriental Society, Western Branch, President (2001 - 2003)
  • Asian Arts Council, Phoenix Art Museum, Board Member (2003)
  • Center for Asian Studies, ASU, Introducer for the film "Love on a Diet," November 19, 2003 (2003)
  • Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics Affiliates Council, member (2003)
  • Personnel Committee, member (2003)
  • University of California, Irvine, Evaluator for promotion (2003)
  • National Screening Committee for Fulbright Research Grants to China for PhD and JD Candidates, Member (2001 - 2001)
  • Advisory Committee, International Programs, Chair (2000 - 2001)
  • Western Branch, Vice-President (2000 - 2001)
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the M.A. in Asian Languages, Chair (1999 - 2001)
  • American Oriental Society, Western Branch, Chair, Annual Meeting (2000 - 2000)