Ashley Liu

Scholar of Sinophone Studies, Chinese Literature of the Japanese Empire, and Digital Humanities

Conferences

  1. “Database Development for Non-Programmers: Acquiring, Cleaning, and Transforming Textual and Visual Data,” Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Virtual, 2021
  2. “Lu Xun and Tsubouchi Shōyō’s Invention of a Modern Sino-Japanese Discourse on Fiction,” Modern Language Association Convention, Virtual, 2021
  3. “The Role of Imperial Japan in Forming Modern Chinese Racial Identities,” University of Maryland Racial Justice Speaker Series, Virtual, 2021
  4. “China’s Lost Connection to the Global South: A Fanonian Reading of Yu Dafu’s Experience of Being Chinese in Japan,” Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, Virtual, 2020
  5. “Between Autobiographical Despair and Fictional Mythorealism: Absurdism, Existentialism, and Fate in Yan Lianke’s Memoir and Fiction,” Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Virtual, 2020
  6. “From Xiaoshuo/Shōsetsu to Fiction: Lu Xun and Tsubouchi Shōyō’s Invention of a Modern Sino-Japanese Discourse on Fiction,” New England Association for Asian Studies Conference, Virtual, 2020
  7. “The Feminized Colonial Subject and His Lust for the Colonizer: Self-Orientalization and Occidentalist Fetish in Yu Dafu’s Chenlun,” American Association of Chinese Studies Conference, Virtual, 2020
  8. “Culture-less Theories in Culture-Bound Literary Scholarship: Reconceptualizing Chinese Fictionality through Narrative Theories and Digital Corpus Analysis,” 48th Annual Conference: Mid-Atlantic Association for Asian Studies, Dickinson College, 2019 (Nominated for the Marlene Mayo Graduate Student Paper Award)
  9. “Encyclopedia Humanities: Using AI to Aid Humanities Research,” WordLab, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
  10. “History and Fiction as Genres of Narrative Literature: Ontology, Conflict, and Cooperation,” 44th Annual Conference: Mid-Atlantic Association for Asian Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2015