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Faculty

Xia Yuan Professor

Research Interests: 
Canadian Studies, Eco-criticism and Postcolonial studies
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Educational Background

PhD, English Language and Literature, Soochow University (2009)

MA, English Language and Literature, Nanjing Normal University (1998)

BA, English teaching, Soochow University (1995)

Research Projects

State-authorized project

  1. A Study of Margaret Atwood’s Ethical Ideology (2016-2019, project leader)
  2. Jiangsu Province Social Science Fund Project: Animal Ethics in Contemporary Canadian Literature (2014-2017, project leader)
  3. The post-doc fund (first-rate grant): Canadian Literature in the Perspective of Animal Ethics (2014-2016, project leader)
  4. Project sponsored by Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education: Eco-Consciousness in Canadian Women Writers’Writing (2009-2011, project leader)
  5. A Reserch on Chinese Comparative Literature from the Perspective of Eco-criticism (2005-2008, main participator)

Journal Articles

  1. “The Vivid Embodiment of Aesthetic Literary Criticism: On Oscar Wilde's Comedy,” in Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Social Science Edition), 1997 (4): 82-85.(《唯美主义文艺观的生动体现——试评王尔德的喜剧》,《南京师范大学学报》1997年第4期)
  2. “Cultural Mireading in A Passage to Indian,” in Shandong Foreign Language Journal, 2002 (4): 26-28.(《〈印度之行〉中的文化误读》,《山东外语教学》2002年第4期)
  3. “Cultural Conflicts between the East and the West in The Joy Luck Club,” in Foreign Literature Studies, 2003 (3): 82-85.(《从〈喜福会〉中的“美国梦”主题看东西文化冲突》,《外国文学研究》2003年第3期)
  4. “Love Reflected in Daniel Steel’s Ransom,” in Translation, 2005 (2): 106-107.(《以案写情——看斯蒂尔的<赎金>》,《译林》2005年第2期)
  5. “The Adoption of Theatricality from Traditional Chinese Opera in Our Town,” in Shandong Foreign Language Teaching Journal, 2007 (2): 87-90.(《〈小城风光〉在剧场性上对中国戏曲的选择》,《山东外语教学》2007年第2期)
  6. “A Review of Margaret Atwood’s The Tent,” in World Literature: Recent Developments, 2007 (3): 4-7.(《评玛格丽特·阿特伍德新作〈帐篷〉》,《外国文学动态》2007年第3期)
  7. “A Retrospect of Margaret Atwood’s 45 Years of Writing,” in Translations, 2007(5): 206-209.(《植根故土,情牵世界——玛格丽特·阿特伍德45年创作生涯回顾》,《译林》2007年第5期)
  8. “Ecocriticism: Definition, Development and its Reception in China,” in Translations, 2008 (1): 218-220. (《生态批评:定义,发展趋向及在中国的接受》,《译林》2008年第1期,第二作者)
  9. “Multiculturism in Collision,” in Selected Fictions, 2008 (2): 147-148.(《碰撞中的多元文化》,《小说选刊》2008年第2期)
  10. “Weakness and Strength Combined: A Story with Metaphor,” in Selected Fictions, 2008 (11): 148.(《虚弱的强壮:一个不无隐喻的故事》,《小说选刊》2008年第11期)
  11. “Looking Back in Order to Face Future: on Alice Munro’s The View from Castle Rock,” in World Literature: Recent Developments, 2008 (4): 19-22.(《回忆过去是为了面对现在——评爱丽思·蒙罗的<洛克堡的风景>》,《外国文学动态》2008年第4期)
  12. “A Combination of Greek Theatrical Arts and Modern Film Techniques: onMargaret Atwood's Play The Penelopiad,” in Film Literature, 2008 (20): 138-139.(《古希腊戏剧艺术与现代电影技巧的融合——评话剧<珀涅罗珀记>》,《电影文学》2008年第20期)
  13. “The Significance of Patchwork Quilts in Margaret Atwood's Writing,” in Contemporary Foreign Literature, 2009 (3): 138-145.(《玛格丽特•阿特伍德与百衲被》,《当代外国文学》2009年第3期)
  14. “To Pay for Excessive and Reckless Desire: on Margaret Atwood's Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth,” in Translations, 2009 (4): 186-188.(《为恣意放纵的欲望买单——评阿特伍德新作<偿还:债务与财富的阴暗面>》,《译林》2009年第4期)
  15. “A Review of Alice Munro’s Too Much Happiness,” in World Literature: RecentDevelopments, 2010 (2): 35-37.(《艾丽思•门罗的新作<太多快乐>》,《外国文学动态》2010年第2期)
  16. “A Quartet in Ecological Crisis: An Introduction to Four Canadian Eco-poets,” in World Literature: Recent Developments, 2010 (4): 10-12.(《生态危机下的四重唱——介绍加拿大四位生态诗人》,《外国文学动态》2010年第4期)
  17. “An Interpretation of Ecological Thought in ‘Progressive Insanities of a Pioneer’,” in Journal of Shangrao Normal University, 2010 (5): 24-27.(《解读<一个拓荒者的渐趋疯狂>中的生态思想》,《上饶师范学院学报》2010年第5期)
  18. “The Ecological Ideas in The Year of the Flood,” in Foreign Literature, 2011(2): 140-145.(《试论<洪疫之年>中的生态思想》,《外国文学》2011年第2期)
  19. “Contemporary Canadian Women Writers in the Context of Post-colonialism,” in Canadian Studies, Beijing: Beijing University Press, 2013.(《后殖民语境下的加拿大当代女作家》,收录于《加拿大研究》2013年)
  20. “A Grand Finale of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Post-apocalyptic Trilogy’: MaddAddam,”  in World Literature: Recent Development, 2014 (1): 15-17. (《玛格丽特•阿特伍德“后启示录三部曲”之大结局:<风颠亚当>》,《外国文学动态》2014年第1期)
  21. “On the Caribbean Diaspora in Soucouyant,” in Foreign Literature Review, 2014 (2), 90-100.(《试论<苏库扬>中的加勒比流散》,《外国文学评论》2014年第2期)
  22. “On the Home Consciousness in Anne Michaels’ The Winter Vault,” in Journal ofTianjin Foreign Studies University, 2014 (3): 70-75.(《论安妮•麦珂尔斯的<冬日墓穴>中的家园意识》,《天津外国语大学学报》2014年第3期)
  23. “The Animal Ethic of Ecofeminism,” in Journal of Jiangsu University, 2014 (3): 1-8.(《生态女性主义的动物伦理观》,《江苏大学学报》2014年第3期)
  24. “Farewell, the Soul of the Wilderness: Mourning for Canadian Environmental Writer Farley Mowat,” in World Literature: Recent Development, 2014(6): 39-40.(《别了,荒野的灵魂——悼念加拿大生态文学家法利•莫厄特》,《外国文学动态》2014年第6期)
  25. “A Work of Negotiation---On Margaret Atwood’s Stone Mattress,” in New Perspectives on World Literature, 2015(6): 84-92. (《一部“协商”之作——评玛格丽特•阿特伍德新作<石床垫>》,《外国文学动态研究》2015年第6期)
  26. “On the Animal Ethics of Vegetarian Ecofeminism,” in Jinan Journal (Philosophy and Social Sciences), 2016(3): 36-42.(《试述素食生态女性主义的动物伦理思想》,《暨南学报》2016年第3期)
  27. “On Alice Munro’s Class Consciousness,” in Foreign Language Education, 2016(3): 70-74.(《艾丽丝•门罗的阶级意识》,《外语教学》2016年第3期)
  28. “The Nation-building Narrative in Alice Munro’s Wilderness Station,” in Journal of Northeastern University (Social Sciences), 2016(3): 325-330.(《艾丽丝•门罗<荒野小站>中的民族国家叙事》,《东北大学学报》2016年第3期)
  29. “The Prison Image in The Heart Goes Last,” in Journal of Hunan University of Science & Technology (Social Science Edition), 2016(3): 40-44.(《论<最后死亡的是心脏>中的监狱意象》,《湖南科技大学学报》2016年第3期)
  30. “Performing animal rights and environmental protection in Farley Mowat’s Never Cry Wolf,” in Eva Hættner Aurelius, He Chengzhou & Jon Helgason, eds., Performativity in Literature, Stockholm: The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, 2016: 199-212.

Books

  1. Margaret Atwood: A Study from the Perspective of Eco-criticism. Shanghai: Acdemic Press,2010.(《生态批评视野中的玛格丽特•阿特伍德》,上海:学林出版社,2010年。)

Honors and Awards

  1. NNU’s “2008 Green-Blue Project,” a program for the training of excellent teachers of Nanjing Normal University;
  2. NNU Teaching Award (2010);
  3. First prize for “2010 National Program of Web-Delivery for Elaborate Courses (College English)” (one of the main lecturers);
  4. First prize for “2011 Jiangsu Province’s university multimedia teaching courseware” (main participator).
  5. Tanslation of Oryx and Crake was awarded the best translation by Science Times in 2004;
  6. Jiangsu Government Scholarship for Overseas Studies in 2006;
  7. Excellent Dissertation Award in the 2nd Canadian Studies Award for Excellent Dissertations in China (2010) for the doctoral dissertation Resistance and Survival: A Thematic Study of Margaret Atwood’s Works;
  8. Special Awards for Canadian Studies (SACS) by Canadian government in 2011;
  9. State Scholarship Fund for Overseas Studies by China Scholarship Council in 2012;
  10. Margaret Atwood: A Study from the Perspective of Eco-criticism was awarded first prize in the 3rd Canadian Studies Award for monographs and translations in China (2012).

Academic Title

  1. Associate Director of Canadian Studies Center, Nanjing Normal University

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