Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
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, Rey. Not Like a Native Speaker On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience. 2020, pp. 38–65.
Chow, R. Ethics after Idealism: Theory–Culture–Ethnicity–Reading (Chinese translation). Henan University Press, 2013.
Chow, R. Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture. Duke University Press, 2012.
Steintrager, James A. The Sense of Sound. Vol. 22, 2011.
Chow, R. The Rey Chow Reader. Edited by P. Bowman, Columbia University Press, 2010.
Chow, R. Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films: Attachment in the Age of Global Visibility. Columbia University Press, 2007.
Chow, R. The Age of the World Target: Self-Referentiality in War, Theory, and Comparative Work. Duke University Press, 2006.
Chow, R. Il sogno di Butterfly: costellazioni postcoloniali. Edited by Patrizia Calefato, Translated by Maria Rosaria Dagostino, Meltemi Editore, 2004.
Chow, Rey. The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Columbia University Press, 2002.
Chow, R., editor. Modern Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies in the Age of Theory: Reimagining a Field. Duke University Press, 2000.
Chow, R. “The writing voice in cinema: A preliminary discussion.” Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices, 2017, pp. 17–30. Scopus, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0002. Full Text
Maitra, A., and R. Chow. “What’s“in”? Disaggregating Asia through new media actants.” Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia, 2016, pp. 17–27. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9781315774626. Full Text
Bales, C. W., et al. Handbook of clinical nutrition and aging, third edition. 2015, pp. 1–442. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-1929-1. Full Text
Chow, R. “After the passage of the beast: 'False documentary' aspirations, acousmatic complications.” Rancière and Film, 2013, pp. 34–52.
Chow, R. “What Does It Mean to Enjoy Life? Yang Fudong’s _An Estranged Paradise_.” Yang Fudong, edited by P. Pirotte and B. Ruf, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Kunsthalle Zurich, 2013, pp. 129–30.
Chow, R., and Pooja Rangan. “Race, Racism, and Postcoloniality.” The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies, edited by Graham Huggan, Oxford UP, 2013, pp. 396–411.
Chow, R. “Ye Si yu shuqing.” Harvard History of Modern Chinese Literature, edited by David Der-wei Wang et al, Harvard UP, 2013.
Chow, R. “After the Passage of the Beast: ’False Documentary’ Aspirations, Acousmatic Complications.” Ranciere and Film, edited by Paul Bowman, Edinburgh UP, 2013, pp. 34–52.
Chow, R., and James A. Steintrager. “Mediation/Medium.” Keywords in German Aesthetics, edited by J. D. Mininger and J. M. Peck, Harvard University Press, 2013.
Chow, R. “The Age of the World Target: Self-Referentiality in War, Theory, and Comparative Work, chapter 3.” Literatura Europea Comparada, edited by Cesar Dominguez, Arcos Libros, S.L., 2013, pp. 147–75.
Chow, R. “The message it is not: The work of the medium known as documentary.” Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, vol. 7, no. 2, Apr. 2020, pp. 199–202. Scopus, doi:10.1017/pli.2019.38. Full Text
Chow, R., and M. Hadjioannou. “The hitchcockian nudge; or, an aesthetics of deception.” Representations, vol. 140, no. 1, Sept. 2017, pp. 159–74. Scopus, doi:10.1525/rep.2017.140.1.159. Full Text
Chow, R., and S. Hajdini. “The Subject of Chinglish.” Problemi, vol. 55, no. 11–12, Jan. 2017, pp. 117–27.
Chow, R. “Modernism's Unfinished Business?” Arcade: Literature, the Humanities, and the World, vol. Spring, 2015.
Chow, R. “China as documentary: Some basic questions (inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni and Jia Zhangke).” European Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 17, no. 1, Feb. 2014, pp. 16–30. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1367549413501482. Full Text
Chow, R. Things, Commonplaces, Passages of a Port City: On Hong Kong and Hong Kong Author Leung Ping-kwan. Edited by S. Shih et al., Columbia UP, 2014, pp. 207–26.
Chow, R. Fetish Power Unbound: A Small History of ’Woman’ in Chinese Cinema. Edited by C. Rojas and E. Chow, Oxford UP, 2013, pp. 490–506.
Chow, R. On Chineseness as a Theoretical Problem. Edited by S. Shih et al., Columbia UP, 2013, pp. 43–56.
Chow, R. What Does It Mean to Enjoy Life? Yang Fudong’s 'An Estranged Paradise'. Edited by P. Pirotte and B. Ruf, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Kunsthalle Zurich, 2013, pp. 129-30;148-49(Germantranslation)-129-30;148-49(Germantranslation).
Chow, R., and Pooja Rangan. Race, Racism, and Postcoloniality. Edited by Graham Huggan, Oxford UP, 2013, pp. 396–411.
Chow, R. “Unacceptable Suffering: Rey Chow on Michael Haneke.” Asian American Writers’ Workshop, vol. January 24, 2013.
Chow, R. The Age of the World Target: Self-Referentiality in War, Theory, and Comparative Work. Tokyo: Hosei University Press, 2013.
Chow, R. The Age of the World Target: Self-Referentiality in War, Theory, and Comparative Work, chapter 3. Edited by Cesar Dominguez, Arcos Libros, S.L., 2013, pp. 147–75.
Chow, R. After the Passage of the Beast: ’False Documentary’ Aspirations, Acousmatic Complications. Edited by V. Kamensky and J. Rohrhuber, Verlag Vorwerk 8, 2013, pp. 194–211.
Chow, R. Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films: Attachment in the Age of Global Visibility. Taipei: Ryefield Publishing Co., 2012.