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Cheng Qian Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
Contemporary American and British Literature

Educational Background:

PhD.  American Fiction, Xiamen University (2011)

MA.  American Literature, Xiamen University (2002)

BA.  English Language and Literature, China University of Mining & Technology (1998)

Research Projects:

  •  “Research on Transgression in William Vollmann's Novels.” (Jiangsu Province Social Science Fund Grant No. 14WWB008)

Journal Articles:

  1. “The Spectrum of the Marginal People:On William Vollmann’s The Rainbow Stories,” Journal of Heze University Vol. 37 (No. 6 2015): 44-48.
  2. “From Exclusion to Inclusion: On Transgression in William Vollmann’s Works,” English & American Literary Studies No. 19 (Summer 2013):  411-416.
  3. “Hanif Kureishi: A Precursor of Pakistani English,” World Literature Recent Developments  No. 224 (Summer, 2009): 7-9.
  4. “ ‘Monster of Talent, Ambition and Accomplishment’: Approaching the Postmodern World of William Vollmann,”  World Literature Recent Developments No. 220 (Winter 2008): 7-10.
  5. “The Control and Resistance of Power: An Analysis of ‘Clean Hands’ in William Vollmann’s Europe Central,” Shandong Foreign Language Teaching Journal  No. 123 (Summer 2008): 97-101.
  6. “William Vollmann: ‘New Pynchon’ of the Postmodern Novelist in America,” (co-author) Contemporary Foreign Language No. 106 (Winter 2006):79-83.
  7. “A Multicultural Approach to Zadie Smith’s White Teeth,” Foreign Languages Research No. 94 (Winter 2005): 76-79.
  8. “Unspeakable Things Spoken: Deconstructing the Tree Image in Toni Morrison’s Beloved,”Journal of Sichuan International Studies University No. 105 (Fall 2005): 51-55.
  9. “On the Narrative Strategies in Toni Morrison’s Beloved,” Journal of Xuzhou Education College No. 64 (Summer 2002): 55-58.


  • A Study on William Vollmann: Transgression in the Postmodern Context.   Xiamen: Xiamen University Press, 2012.