Chow's research comprises theoretical, interdisciplinary, and textual analyses. Since her years as a graduate student at Stanford University, she has specialized in the making of cultural forms such as literature and film (with particular attention to East Asia, Western Europe, and North America), and in the discursive encounters among modernity, sexuality, postcoloniality, and ethnicity. Her book PRIMITIVE PASSIONS was awarded the James Russell Lowell Prize by the Modern Language Association. Before coming to Duke, she was Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, where she held appointments in the Departments of Comparative Literature, English, and Modern Culture and Media. In her current work, Chow is concerned with the legacies of poststructuralist theory (in particular the work of Michel Foucault), the politics of language as a postcolonial phenomenon, and the shifting paradigms for knowledge and lived experience in the age of visual technologies and digitial media.
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- Ph.D., Stanford University 1986
- M.A., Stanford University 1982
- B.A., University of Hong Kong (China) 1979
Chow, R. "Things, Common/Places, Passages of the Port City: On Hong Kong and Hong Kong Author Leung Ping-kwan." differences 5 (1993): 179-204.
Chow, R. "Response." Polygraph ( “Marxism Beyond Marxism6/7”) (1993): 209-211. (Academic Article)
Chow, R. "Listening Otherwise, Music Miniaturized: A Different Type of Question about Revolution." Discourse (1991): 129-148.
Chow, R. "Trust, Pedagogy, Chinese Intellectuals in the 1990s – Fragments of a Post-Catastrophic Discourse." Dialectical Anthropology 16 (1991): 191-207. (Academic Article)
Chow, R. "Male Narcissism and National Culture: Subjectivity in Chen Kaige’s ’King of the Children’." camera obscura 25/26 (1991): 9-40. (Academic Article)
Chow, R. "Silent is the Ancient Plain: Music, Film-making, and the Conception of Reform in China’s New Cinema." Discourse (1990): 82-109.
Chow, R. "The Politics and Pedagogy of Asian Literatures in American Universities." differences 2 (1990): 29-51.
Chow, R. "Violence in the Other Country: Preliminary Remarks on the ‘China Crisis,’ June 1989." Radical America (September 1989): 23-32. (Academic Article)
Chow, R. "Sextual Strategies,” review article on Mieke Bal’s Lethal Love: Feminist Readings of Biblical Love Stories." Semiotica 75.3/4 (1989): 335-344. (Review)
Chow, R. "Walter Benjamin’s Love Affair with Death." New German Critique (1989): 63-86.