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also known as 林 涧 (lin Jian)

educator , Literature educator , author

Jennie Wang, American Literature educator.


Wang, Jennie was born March 19, 1952 in Shanghai, China. Came to the United States, 1979.


Bachelor in English and American Lit., San Francisco State University, 1983; Master of Arts in English and American Lit., Stanford University, 1984; Doctor of Philosophy in English and American Lit., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1992.


Instructor of English, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, 1977-1979; Teaching Fellow, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1988-1991; Preceptor, Expository Writing Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992-1993; Assistant Professor English, 1993—1997; Associate Professor of English, University Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, 1998—2003; Professor of Comparative Literature/ Dissertation Director, Department Chinese Language and Literature, Co-Director Center for Chinese World Lit. Fudan University, Shanghai, 2004-2008; Visiting Scholar, Department English, University California, Berkeley, 2000-2001, 2003-2004, 2008-09. Professor of English, Department of English Language, Literature and Linguistics, Providence University, Taiwan. Author: Novelistic Love in the Platonic Tradition: Fielding, Faulkner and the Postmodernists, 1997; Chinese translator: Smiles on Washington Square: A Love Story of Sorts (Raymond Federman), 1999; Querying the Genealogy: Comparative and Transnational Studies in Chinese American Literature, 2006; China Men's American Dreams: Stories and Poems, 2007; The Iron Curtain of Language: Maxine Hong Kingston and American Orientalism, 2007; The Education of Jennie Wang: Memoir of a Good Student, 2015; and academic articles on postmodern fiction, Joyce, Faulkner, Kingston, Buck and others to professional journals.