Yue, Ming-Bao 俞明寶

CCS Faculty
Associate Professor,
Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature & Cultural Studies
East Asian Languages & Literatures
Moore Hall 201: 956-7047
Department: 956-8940
Fax: 956-9515
Email: mingbao@hawaii.edu

Certificate of Undergraduate Studies, Beijing University
BA University of Hamburg
MA Stanford University
PhD Stanford University

Professor Yue’s research areas include 20th century Chinese literature, film and culture from PRC, Taiwan, and HK; Chinese literature from Southeast Asia; cultural constructions of “Chineseness;” transnational Chinese popular culture; Pan-Asianism and diasporic consciousness in Chinese travel and exile literature; multiculturalism in Europe; theories of ideology and representation; post-colonialism in East and Southeast Asia; feminist criticism; psychoanalysis; media studies and visual culture; and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. She has co-edited with Guobin Yang a special issue “Collective Memories of the Cultural Revolution” for The China Review, (5:2, Oct 2005), and with Jon Goss a special journal issue on “De-Americanizing the Global? Interventions from Asia and the Pacific” for Comparative American Studies (3:3, Fall 2005); with Michael Shapiro and Geoff White a special issue “Culture in the Pacific: Views from Hawai’i,” Cultural Values: Journal For Cultural Research (6:3, 2002). She was also the consulting editor of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, ed. Edward Davis, (Routledge Press, 2005). She was the co-founder and co-director of the International Cultural Studies Graduate Certificate Program that is co-sponsored by the East-West Center. Since 2018, she has also been serving as the editor of the journal China Review International.

China-Related Courses

CHN 611 Readings in Contemporary Chinese: B. Short Fiction; C. Poetry and Drama; D. Novels and Essays
CHN 665 Translation & Modernity in East Asian Culture & Society
CHN 753M Research Sem. in Modern Chinese Literature: Gender, Language & Ideology EALL 363B 20th-Century Chinese Literature and Culture: 1919–1949
EALL 363C 20th-Century Chinese Literature and Culture: 1949–present
EALL 364 20th-Century Chinese Women Writers (cross-listed with ASAN 364 and WS 346)
EALL 472 Colonial Encounters: British Representations of Non-Western Cultures
EALL 473 Chinese Diaspora & Visual Culture (cross-listed with ASAN 473)
EALL 735C Literary Theory and Methodology for Asian Literatures


“When Will the University Do Something?” A U.S. Case Study of Familiar Structures, Unintended Consequences, and Racism,” in Journal of Academic Ethics, vol 21, 2023 (published 7/21/2022), 251-267. Co-authored with T.Olson, E. Walsh, and W. Lewis.

“King Hu: My Film and Chinese Theatre” trs. in Roger Garcia and George Wang eds. King Hu in His Own Words (Udine, Italy: Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche), December 2013.

“Gender and Cinema: Speaking Through Images of Women,” in Asian Cinema, vol. 22, no. 1, Spring/Summer 2011,192-208.

“Whereto for Multiculturalism: The German Debate on Leitkultur and the Promise of Cultural Studies,” in Reza Hasmath ed. Managing Ethnic Diversity: Meanings and Practices from an International Perspective (UK: Ashgate Press, 2011), 199-220.

“Gender and Cinema: Speaking Through Images of Woman” for iFilmConnections: http://www.asianfilms.org/ March 2008.

“Gilded-Age Memories of the Cultural Revolution,” co-authored with Guobin Yang, in The China Review, University of Hong Kong Press, October 2005, 5:2, 1- 11.

“Nostalgia for the Future: Cultural Revolution Memory in Two Transnational Chinese Narratives,” in special issue on the Cultural Revolution for The China Review, (University of Hong Kong Press), October 2005, 5:2, 43-63.

De-americanizing the Global? Interventions from Asia and the Pacific, co-edited with Jon Goss. A special journal issue for Comparative American Studies (Sage Publications), 3:3, Fall 2005.

Collective Memories of China’s Cultural Revolution, co-edited with Guobin Yang, a special symposium for The China Review (University of Hong Kong Press), 5:2, October 2005.

“There is No Place Like Home: The Politics of Diasporic Identifications In and Around Taiwan Films of the 60s and 70s,” in Shih Shumei ed. special issue on Taiwan, Postcolonial Studies, 6: 2, 2003.

Culture in the Pacific: Views from Hawai‘i, co-edited with Michael Shapiro and Geoffrey White, special issue of Cultural Values: Journal For Cultural Research 6:3, 2002.

“On Not Looking German: Ethnicity, Diaspora and the Politics of Vision” in European Cultural Studies (London: Sage Publications), Spring 2000, 3:2.

“ Am I in That Name ? Women’s Writing as Cultural Translation in 1920’s China” in special issue of Comparative Criticism, (Cambridge University Press), vol. 22, Spring 2000

“At the Margins of Revolution: Feminine Aesthetics in Modern Chinese Literature” in Taciana Fisac (Ed.) Mujeres en China: Imagenes y Realidades. Madrid: Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion International, 1995.

“Visual Agency and Ideological Fantasy in Three Films by Zhang Yimou” in Wimal Dissanayake (Ed.) Narratives of Agency: Self-making in China, India and Japan. University of Minnesota Press,1995.