Brian BernardsAssistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Phone: (213) 740-3706
Office: THH 356P
Office Hours: Tuesdays : 12:30-2:30 or by appointment
- B.A. , University of Washington, 2002
- M.A. , Columbia University, 2005
- Ph.D. Asian Languages & Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
- Critical Mixed-Race Studies: A Transpacific Approach (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar), Brian Bernards, Duncan Williams and Velina Hasu Houston, $175,000, 2013-2014
- Bernards, Brian, Shu-mei Shih, and Chien-hsin Tsai (Ed.). (2013). Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Bernards, B. (2013). "Plantation and Rainforest: Chang Kuei-hsing and a South Seas Discourse of Coloniality and Nature". Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader pp. 325-338. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Bernards, B. (2013). "Shuangxiang de hunzaxing: lun lengzhan shiqi Tai Hua xiaoshuo zhong de 'Taihua'" [Bidirectional Hybridity: "Thaification" in Cold War-Era Sinophone Thai Fiction]. Zhongshan renwen xuebao [Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities]. Vol. 35, pp. 127-141.
- Bernards, B. (2013). "Beyond Diaspora and Multiculturalism: Recuperating Creolization in Postcolonial Sinophone Malaysian Literature". Postcolonial Studies. Vol. 15 (3), pp. 311-329.
- ARLT 100g, 105g: Southeast Asian Literature and Film, Arts and Letters, 2011-
- EALC 380: Transnational Chinese Literatures, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Spring 2013
- EALC 530: Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism in East Asia, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Spring 2013
- EALC 150g: Global Chinese Cinema and Cultural Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Fall 2012
- UCLA Asia Institute Graduate Fellowship, 2010-2011
- Fulbright Award, Fulbright-Hays Research Grant, 2008-2009
- University of California Pacific Rim Research Program Grant, 2008-2009
Description of Research
Summary Statement of Research Interests
Modern Chinese and Southeast Asian literature and cinema, transnational Sinophone and Sinitic-language cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. Current manuscript project examines the colonial and postcolonial formation of the Nanyang, the “South Seas,” as a transnational and translingual literary trope in the modern literatures of China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
modern Chinese and Southeast Asian literature and cinema, Sinophone studies, postcolonial studies
Contracts and Grants Awarded
Office HoursTuesdays : 12:30-2:30 or by appointment
New Courses Developed
Honors and Awards
- Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
- University of Southern California
- Taper Hall 356
- Los Angeles, California 90089-0357
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