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Phil Williams

Biography: 

   Have taught and researched as Professor of Chinese at ASU and a few other universities in the US and Australasia. Have published ten books and a couple of hundred shorter publications such as refereed articles, book chapters, translated stories and essays, reference work articles, and book reviews. 

Publications: 
  • Philip Williams. Wu Zuxiang (5 April 1908-11 January 1994). Modern Chinese Fiction Writers, 1900-1949, ed. Thomas Moran (2005).
  • Philip Williams. Book Review of Poshek Fu's _Between Shanghai and Hong Kong: the Politics of Chinese Cinema_. Choice (2004).
  • Philip Williams. Book Review of Ying Zhu's _Chinese Cinema during the Era of Reform_. Choice (2004).
  • Philip Williams. Mao Zedong (1893-1976). Encyclopedia of Modern Dictators, ed. Frank Coppa (2004).
  • Williams, Philip, Wu, Yenna. The Great Wall of Confinement: The Chinese Prison Camp through Contemporary Fiction and Reportage. (2004).
  • Philip Williams. Book Review of Chang Hsi-Kuo's _Five Jade Disks_. Choice, vol. 41, no. 3 (2003).
  • Philip Williams. Book Review of Dai Jinhua's _Cinema and Desire_. Choice, vol. 40, no. 7 (2003).
  • Philip Williams. Book Review of Perry Link's _The Uses of Literature_. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, vol. 38, no. 1 (2003).
  • Philip Williams. Book Review of Shuhui Yang's _Appropriation and Representation_. China Review International, vol. 10, no. 1 (2003).
  • Philip Williams. Book Review of Xiaobin Yang's _The Chinese Postmodern_. Choice, vol. 40, no. 9 (2003).
  • Philip Williams. Contrasting Trajectories after Release from Captivity: the Dissident Writers Wei Jingsheng, Václav Havel, and Tashi Tsering. Journal of the Southwestern Conference on Asian Studies (2003).
  • Zhang Mingyuan, Xiaomei Chen. Wild Grass [a full-length Chinese play in English translation]. Reading the Right Text: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama (2003).
Research Activity: 
Presentations: 
  • Williams, Philip. Inaugurating a Pacific-Rim Language Program and Computer Assisted Language Learning Laboratory. National Conference on the Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLTL)
  • Williams, Philip. Key Cultural and Institutional Bulwarks of One-party Rule in Contemporary China. Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies
Service: 
  • Affirmative Action Traning Workshop (09/03), workshop participant (2003)
  • Annual Full-day Departmental Retreat meeting, participant with turn as group moderator (2003)
  • Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, presented invited lecture and answered questions (2003)
  • LMP Survey of Teaching Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages, survey participant (2003)
  • Language Labs Committee member , 2003-2004 (Dept. of Languages and Literatures), committee member, AY 2003-04; sole representative of Chinese program (2003)
  • Modern Language Journal, manuscript referee, 2003 (2003)
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), peer reviewer of instructional media, 2003-2004 (2003)
  • Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting (October 2003), panel chair (2003)
  • co-creator (with Y. Wu and J. Lin), language teaching website http://chinesetheeasyway.ucr.edu, language audio file creator and co-editor, and audio file website co-designer (2003)