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Ari Heinrich


Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)

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 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. Ari’s 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:

The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body Between China and the West [Chinese translation], Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing, under contract.

The Membranes, by Ta-wei Chi (translated and with an introduction by Ari Larissa Heinrich). New York: Columbia University Press, under contract.

Chinese Surplus: Biopolitical Aesthetics and the Medically Commodified Body, by Ari Larissa Heinrich. Chapel Hill: Duke University Press, 2018.  https://www.dukeupress.edu/chinese-surplus

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

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

Marrying Buddha, by Wei Hui (translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich). London: Macmillan, 2006.

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