Ashley Liu

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

Conferences

  1. “Resisting Assimilation Under the Empire’s Moral Authority: Self-Indigenization and Native Tongue Activism in Japan-Occupied Taiwan,” Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Honolulu, 2022
  2. “Self-Discovery and Assimilation: Colonial Literary Modernity in Japanophone Taiwanese Literature,” Modern Language Association Convention, Washington DC, 2022
  3. “The Conundrum of Self-Discovery in Assimilation: The Crisis of the Modern Mind in Zhou Jinbo’s Imperial Subject Literature,” Remapping the Japanese Empire Workshop Hosted by the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Virtual, 2021
  4. “Beyond the National Literature Paradigm: May Fourth Literature Through the Lens of Postcolonial and Diaspora Studies,” 70th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Virtual, 2021
  5. “The Feminized Colonial Subject and His Lust for the Colonizer in Yu Dafu’s Chenlun,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Virtual, 2021
  6. “A Nation Without Ethnic Essentialism? An Alternative Sino-Japanese Model of Civic Language Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” New York Conference on Asian Studies, Virtual, 2021
  7. “Sinitic Topolects in the Era of Modern Colonialism: Debating Indigeneity through Fangyan in the Sinophone World, 1910s-1940s,” British Association for Chinese Studies Conference, Virtual, 2021
  8. “A Critical Examination of Lu Xun’s Scholarship on Premodern Fiction in the Context of Sino-Japanese Literary Modernity,” 23rd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, Virtual, 2021
  9. “Imperial Japan and the Modern Chinese Identity: Internalized Anti-Chinese Racism in the Chinese Enlightenment,” American Comparative Literature Association, Virtual, 2021
  10. “Database Development for Non-Programmers: Acquiring, Cleaning, and Transforming Textual and Visual Data,” Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Virtual, 2021
  11. “Lu Xun and Tsubouchi Shōyō’s Invention of a Modern Sino-Japanese Discourse on Fiction,” Modern Language Association Convention, Virtual, 2021
  12. “The Role of Imperial Japan in Forming Modern Chinese Racial Identities,” University of Maryland Racial Justice Speaker Series, Virtual, 2021
  13. “From Premodern Xiaoshuo to Modern Fiction: The Untangling of Xiaoshuo and Fiction via Digital Research and a Critical Examination of Lu Xun’s Scholarship on Premodern Fiction,” Issues of Far Eastern Literature International Conference, Virtual, 2021
  14. “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
  15. “Between Autobiographical Despair and Fictional Mythorealism: Absurdism, Existentialism, and Fate in Yan Lianke’s Memoir and Fiction,” Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Virtual, 2020
  16. “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
  17. “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
  18. “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)
  19. “Encyclopedia Humanities: Using AI to Aid Humanities Research,” WordLab, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
  20. “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