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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Professor Michel Hockx

DRS, PhD (Leiden)

Overview

Michel Hockx
Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Professor of Chinese

Centre for Media Studies

Associate Member, Centre for Media and Film Studies

SOAS China Institute

Director, SOAS China Institute

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Member, Centre for Translation Studies

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Member

Name:
Professor Michel Hockx
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4222
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Brunei Gallery
Office No:
M108

Biography

Professor Michel Hockx - The Literary Field and the Field of Power: The Case of Modern China

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Bodil Margaret Knuts , Flight or Fight: the Nation is Lost. The influence of a vagrant life on the notion of "home” in the prose of Xiao Hong (1911-1942) and Xiao Jun (1907-1988)
  • Hector James Ross Maclennan , Chinese Reportage in the Early Years of the People's Republic of China
  • How Wee Ng , Worrying about the Audience: The Discourse of Television Drama Censorship in Postsocialist China
  • Kaby Wing-sze Kung, From Feminism to Post-Feminism: The Development of Feminism in Hong Ying and Li Bihua's Work
  • Nathanael Mannone, Between Dissent and Co-optation: An Exploration of film, music, and quotidian humour in revolutionary Tunisia
  • Pamela Anne Hunt, Configurations of masculinity and realms of agency in post-89 Chinese urban fiction (working title)
  • Serafina Aquilino, A virtual language: The use of Chinese language in electronic literature and its influence in Chinese popular culture
  • Yuanyuan Ma, Between National Essence and New Knowledge – Re-evaluating Xueheng in the 1920s and 1930s

Research

Modern Chinese poetry; the sociology of modern Chinese literature; contemporary Chinese Internet Culture

Expertise

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Available for
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • TV
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China
Languages
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German

Publications

Authored Books

Hockx, Michel (2003) Questions of Style. Literary Societies and Literary Journals in Modern China, 1911-1937. Leiden: Brill.

Hockx, Michel (1994) A Snowy Morning: Eight Chinese Poets on the Road to Modernity. CNWS (Leiden).

Edited Books

Van Crevel, Maghiel and Tan, Tian Yuan and Hockx, Michel, eds. (2009) Text, Performance, and Gender in Chinese Literature and Music: Essays in Honor of Wilt Idema. Leiden: Brill. (Sinica Leidensia, v.92)

Denton, Kirk A. and Hockx, Michel, eds. (2008) Literary Societies of Republican China. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Guttman, Anna and Hockx, Michel and Paizis, George, eds. (2006) The Global Literary Field. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Hockx, Michel and Strauss, Julia, eds. (2005) Culture in the Contemporary PRC. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (China Quarterly Special Issues, New Series, no. 6)

Hockx, Michel and Smits, Ivo, eds. (2003) Reading East Asian Writing: The Limits of Literary Theory. London: Routledge Curzon.

Hockx, Michel, ed. (1999) The Literary Field of Twentieth-Century China. Honolulu: University of Hawaii; Richmond: Curzon Press.

Book Chapters

Hockx, Michel (2012) 'Wenxue shetuan de zhiyehua: yi Nan she wei li (The Professionalization of Literary Societies: The Case of the Southern Society).' In: Wu, Shengqing and Gao, Jiaqian, (eds.), Shuqing chuantong yu weixin shidai (The Lyrical Tradition and the Era of Reform). Shanghai: Shanghai wenyi chubanshe, pp. 3-23.

Hockx, Michel (2011) 'Print Culture and the New Media in Postsocialist China.' In: Jones, Sara and Nehru, Meesha, (eds.), Writing under Socialism. Nottingham: Critical, Cultural and Communications Press, pp. 29-41.

Hockx, Michel (2010) 'Print Culture and Literary Societies.' In: Chang, Kang-i Sun and Owen, Stephen, (eds.), The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 542-555.

Hockx, Michel (2010) 'Recent Changes in Print Culture and the Advent of the New Media.' In: Chang, Kang-i Sun and Owen, Stephen, (eds.), The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 697-705.

Hockx, Michel (2009) 'Perverse Poems and Suspicious Salons: The Friday School in Modern Chinese Literature.' In: Rojas, Carlos and Chow, Eileen Cheng-yin, (eds.), Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the Canon. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 15-39.

Hockx, Michel (2008) 'The Involutionary Tradition in Modern Chinese Literature.' In: Louie, Kam, (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture. Cambridge University Press, pp. 235-252.

Hockx, Michel (2008) 'What's in a Date? May Fourth in Modern Chinese Literary History.' In: Lomova, Olga, (ed.), Paths towards Modernity: Conference to Mark the Centenary of Jaroslav Prusek. Prague: The Karolinum Press, pp. 291-306.

Hockx, Michel (2007) 'Gentility in a Shanghai Literary Salon in the 1930s.' In: Berg, Daria and Starr, Chloe, (eds.), The Quest for Gentility in China: Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class. Routledge, pp. 58-72.

Hockx, Michel (2003) 'Literary Communities and the Production of Literature.' In: Mostow, J, (ed.), The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature. Columbia University Press (USA), pp. 315-323.

Hockx, Michel (2001) 'Wu Xinghua, the Poetics of New Poetry, and the Taiwanese Poetry Scene of the 1950s.' In: Neder, C and Roetz, H and Schilling, I-S, (eds.), China and her Biographical Dimensions: Commemorative Essays for Helmut Martin. Harrossowitz Verlag (Wiesbaden), pp. 313-329.

Articles

Hockx, Michel (2012) 'The Literary Field and the Field of Power: The Case of Modern China.' Paragraph, 35 (1). pp. 49-65.

Hockx, Michel (2012) 'Lianjie guoqu: Zhongguo dalu wangluo wenxue shequ jiqi xiansheng (Links with the Past: Mainland China's Online Literary Communities and Their Antecedents).' Wangluo wenxue pinglun, 2 . pp. 25-40.

Hockx, Michel (2011) 'Wangluo zhi zhu: Chen Cun yu lianxubuduan de xiandaixing (Master of the Web: Chen Cun and the Continuous Avant-Garde).' Dangdai zuojia pinglun (5). pp. 93-101.

Hockx, Michel (2008) 'Wenxueshi duandai yu zhishi shengchan: lun "wu si" wenxue (The Periodization of Literary History and the Production of Knowledge: On "May Fourth" Literature).' Wenhua yu shixue (6). pp. 109-120.

Hockx, Michel (2005) 'To tong or Not to tong: The Problem of Communication in Modern Chinese Poetics.' Monumenta Serica. Journal of Oriental Studies, 53 (2005). pp. 261-72.

Hockx, Michel and Strauss, Julia (2005) 'Introduction.' The China Quarterly, 183 . pp. 523-531.

Hockx, Michel (2005) 'Virtual Chinese Literature: A Comparative Case Study of Online Poetry Communities.' The China Quarterly, 183 . pp. 670-691.

Hockx, Michel (2004) 'Links with the Past: Mainland China's Online Literary Communities and Their Antecedents.' Journal of Contemporary China, 13 (38). pp. 105-27.

Hockx, Michel (2002) '"Kuangnan chinü: yuedu Chen Hengzhe, Lu Xun he _Xin qingnian_ de fangshi" (Mad Men and Crazy Women: Ways of Reading Chen Hengzhe, Lu Xun and _New Youth_).' Xiandai Zhongguo (Modern China), vol. 2 . pp. 94-102.

Hockx, Michel (2000) 'Changing One's Style: Liu Bannong and Modern Chinese Prose Poetry.' Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese, 3 (no2 . pp. 83-117.

Hockx, Michel (1999) 'Is There A May Fourth Literature? A Reply to Wang Xiaoming.' Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, 11, no . pp. 40-52.

Hockx, Michel (1998) 'The Literary Association and the Literary Field of Republican China.' The China Quarterly, 153 . pp. 49-81.

Hockx, Michel (1998) 'In Defence of the Censor: Literary Autonomy and State Authority in Shanghai, 1930-1936.' Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese, 2 (1). pp. 1-30.

Hockx, Michel (1996) 'Born Poet and Born Lover: Wang Jingzhi’s Love Poetry within the May Fourth Context.' Modern Chinese Literature, 9 (2). pp. 261-295.

Translations

Hockx, Michel and Af Sandeberg, Maria and Kwan, Uganda Sze Pui and Payne, Christopher Neil and Rosenmeier, Christopher, trans. (2011) Touches of History: An Entry into 'May Fourth' China by Chen Pingyuan. Leiden: Brill.

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