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Prior to joining EdUHK, Dr Wu taught at the University of Hong Kong, the Open University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, and the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education. She is specializing in Chinese literature of the sixteenth through early twentieth centuries. Her research interests lie at the intersection of classical Chinese opera and fiction, eight-legged essay, ancient Chinese stylistics, and culture of imperial examination. She has presented her academic papers at conferences across the globe, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Bulgaria, Australia, Czech, Japan, Mainland of China, and Hong Kong. Her research articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as Chinese Studies, NTU Humanitas Taiwanica, Tang Xianzu Xuekan, Tang Xianzu Yanjiu, The Journal of Chinese Literary Studies. In 2016, Wu has been appointed Visiting Research Fellow by Fuzhou Tang Xianzu International Research Center, China.

Research interests

  • 中國古典戲曲 Classical Chinese Opera
  • 制義與科舉文化 Formulated Exegesis and the Culture of Civil Service Examination
  • 中國古代文體學 Ancient Chinese Stylistics
  • 中國古典小說 Classical Chinese Fiction
  • 明清文學 Ming-Qing Literature
  • 中國傳記書寫 Chinese Biographical Writings


External Appointments

Visiting Research Fellow ( 客座研究員 ), Fuzhou Tang Xianzu International Research Center ( 撫州湯顯祖國際研究中心 ) ( 2016-2018 )

Conference Secretariat & External Member of Organizing Committee, “Between Old and New Values: International Conference on Transitions in Literature and Culture from Late Qing to Early Republican China.” Hong Kong: Organized by the Open University of Hong Kong ( January 2015 - June 2016 )

External Referee to review a paper of journal article, Journal of Chinese Literary Studies ( 2014 )

Teaching Interests

  • 中國文化概說 Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • 中國古代文學(一):先秦至隋唐Classical Chinese Literature I: From Pre-Qin to Sui and Tang
  • 中國古代文學(二):宋至清Classical Chinese Literature II: From Song to Qing
  • 專家詩 Works of Major Poets
  • 唐代傳奇 Tang Dynasty Tales
  • 戲劇與傳意 Drama and Communication
  • 明清小說 Ming and Qing Fiction
  • 中國文學及其他藝術 Chinese Literature and Other Arts
  • 文獻學與中文研究 Philology and Chinese Studies

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