Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature i
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. Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. (Monograph)
Chow, R. Ethics after Idealism: Theory–Culture–Ethnicity–Reading (Chinese translation). Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China,: Henan University Press, 2013.
Chow, R. Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. (Monograph)
Steintrager, JA. The Sense of Sound. December 2011. (Collection)
Chow, R. The Rey Chow Reader. Ed. P Bowman. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. (Edited Book)
Chow, R. Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films: Attachment in the Age of Global Visibility. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. (Monograph)
Chow, R. The Age of the World Target: Self-Referentiality in War, Theory, and Comparative Work. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. (Monograph)
Chow, R. Il sogno di Butterfly: costellazioni postcoloniali. Ed. P Calefato. Trans. MR Dagostino. Rome: Meltemi Editore, 2004. (Collection)
Chow, R. The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. (Monograph)
Modern Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies in the Age of Theory: Reimagining a Field. Ed. R Chow. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000. (Edited Book)
Maitra, A, and Chow, R. "What’s“in”? Disaggregating Asia through new media actants." Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia. January 1, 2016. 17-27. Full Text
Bales, CW, Locher, JL, and Saltzman, E. "Handbook of clinical nutrition and aging, third edition." January 1, 2015. 1-442. Full Text
Chow, R. "After the passage of the beast: 'False documentary' aspirations, acousmatic complications." Rancière and Film. July 31, 2013. 34-52.
Chow, R. "What Does It Mean to Enjoy Life? Yang Fudong’s _An Estranged Paradise_." Yang Fudong. Ed. P Pirotte and B Ruf. UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Kunsthalle Zurich, 2013. 129-130.
Chow, R, and Rangan, P. "Race, Racism, and Postcoloniality." The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies. Ed. G Huggan. Oxford UP, 2013. 396-411.
Chow, R. "Ye Si yu shuqing." Harvard History of Modern Chinese Literature. Ed. DD-WWE al. Harvard UP, 2013.
Chow, R. "After the Passage of the Beast: ’False Documentary’ Aspirations, Acousmatic Complications." Ranciere and Film. Ed. Bowman, P.: Edinburgh UP. 2013. 34-52.
Chow, R, and Steintrager, JA. "Mediation/Medium." Keywords in German Aesthetics. Ed. JD Mininger and JM 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. Ed. Dominguez, C.: Arcos Libros, S.L.. 2013. 147-75.
Chow, R. "After the Passage of the Beast: ’False Documentary’ Aspirations, Acousmatic Complications." Ton. Texte zur Akustik im Documentarfilm. Ed. Kamensky, V and Rohrhuber, J.: Verlag Vorwerk 8. 2013. 194-211.
Chow, R, and Hadjioannou, M. "The hitchcockian nudge; or, an aesthetics of deception." Representations 140.1 (September 1, 2017): 159-174. (Review) Full Text
Hadjioannou, M, and Chow, R. "The Hitchcockian Nudge; or, An Aesthetics of Deception." Representations 140.1 (2017): 159-174. Full Text
Chow, R. "Modernism's Unfinished Business?." Arcade: Literature, the Humanities, and the World Spring (2015).
Chow, R. "China as documentary: Some basic questions (inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni and Jia Zhangke)." European Journal of Cultural Studies 17.1 (February 1, 2014): 16-30. Full Text
Chow, R. "Things, Commonplaces, Passages of a Port City: On Hong Kong and Hong Kong Author Leung Ping-kwan." Ed. S Shih, C Tsai, and B Bernards. (2014): 207-226. (Academic Article)
Chow, R. "The Subject of Chinglish." Ed. T Parks and E Zuccato. Testo a Fronte: teoria e practica della traduzione letteraria 48 (1 semestre) (2013): 155-62. (Academic Article)
Chow, R. "Fetish Power Unbound: A Small History of ’Woman’ in Chinese Cinema." Ed. Rojas, C and Chow, E. (2013): 490-506. (Academic Article)
Chow, R. "On Chineseness as a Theoretical Problem." Ed. Shih, S, Tsai, C and Bernards, B. (2013): 43-56. (Academic Article)
Chow, R. "What Does It Mean to Enjoy Life? Yang Fudong’s 'An Estranged Paradise'." Ed. Pirotte, P and Ruf, B. (2013): 129-30; 148-49 (German translation)-129-30; 148-49 (German translation).
Chow, R, and Rangan, P. "Race, Racism, and Postcoloniality." Ed. Huggan, G. (2013): 396-411. (Academic Article)
Chow, R. "Unacceptable Suffering: Rey Chow on Michael Haneke." Asian American Writers’ Workshop January 24 (2013).
Chow, R. "The Age of the World Target: Self-Referentiality in War, Theory, and Comparative Work, chapter 3." Ed. Dominguez, C. (2013): 147-75.
Chow, R. "After the Passage of the Beast: ’False Documentary’ Aspirations, Acousmatic Complications." Ed. Kamensky, V and Rohrhuber, J. (2013): 194-211.