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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, and the Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.  His research interests include the visual cultures of science and medicine in postcolonial contexts; biopolitics and the invention of "race"; cultural notions of authenticity, copyright, replication, and reproduction; transgender and transgenre speculative fiction; literary translation; experimental art; and global queer cultures.  

Monograph: https://www.dukeupress.edu/chinese-surplus

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, 2018. 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.