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Ari Larissa Heinrich

Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)

Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies

Primary Office: LIT 342
Primary Phone: Contact Department
Quarterly Office Hours

Email: larissa@ucsd.edu

Section Head, Cultural Studies (Fall 2016)

Ari Larissa Heinrich received the Master's degree in Chinese Literature from Harvard University in 1995, and the Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002. He has received fellowships, research support, and publication subsidies from the Australian Research Council, the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, the Association for Asian Studies, and others. His research interests include literary and cultural figurings of science and medicine; cultural notions of authenticity, copyright, replication, and reproduction; the use of visual culture in literary studies; science fiction and utopian imaginings; and global queer cultures. 

Monograph: http://www.dukeupress.edu/books.php3?isbn=978-0-8223-4113-0

Edited Volume: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415622943/

Selected Publications:

Chinese Surplus: Biopolitical Aesthetics and the Medically Commodified Body, Chapel Hill: Duke University Press, forthcoming in 2017. https://www.dukeupress.edu/chinese-surplus

"Consider the Crocodile:  Qiu Miaojin's Lesbian Bestiary" (review of a translation of the novel "Notes of a Crocodile") in L.A. Review of Books.  May 7, 2017. https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/consider-the-crocodile-qiu-miaojins-lesbian-bestiary/

Last Words from Montmartre, by Qiu Miaojin (translated and with an afterword by Ari Larissa Heinrich). New York: New York Review Books, 2014.

Queer Sinophone Cultures, Ari Larissa Heinrich and Howard Chiang, eds., London: Routledge, 2013.

--"A Volatile Alliance: Queer Sinophone Synergies Across Literature, Film and Culture," in Queer Sinophone Cultures, Ari Larissa Heinrich and Howard Chiang, eds., London: Routledge, 2013.

--"Desire Against the Grain: Transgender Consciousness and Sinophonicity in the Films of Yasmin Ahmad," with Wai Siam Hee, in Queer Sinophone Cultures, Ari Larissa Heinrich and Howard Chiang, eds., London: Routledge, 2013.

"Zoology, Celibacy, and the Heterosexual Imperative: Notes on Teaching Lu Xun’s 'Loner' as a Queer Text," Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, 2013, 7(3): 441-458.

"Begin Anywhere: Transgender and Transgenre Desire in Qiu Miaojin’s Last Words from Montmartre," in Transgender China: Histories and Cultures, ed. Howard Chiang. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.

"The Dissection Controversy," in The Harvard Illustrated History of Chinese Medicine and Healing, Barnes, Linda and T.J. Hinrichs, eds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.

The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body Between China and the West, Chapel Hill: Duke University Press, 2008.

Embodied Modernities: Corporeality and Representation in Chinese Cultures, Larissa Heinrich and Fran Martin, eds. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2006.