Profile

Born on Nov. 1, 1975, I am one of the lucky generation of the Chinese that witnesses and gets involved in the sea change in the way people live and think from the day China decided to open up to the West. This national movement to look to the West naturally leaves a deep mark on my personal development as I chose English literature as my major in college. I graduated from the Central South University as a bachelor of arts in 1999 and then from the same institution as a master of arts and as a doctor of philosophy in 2004 and 2012 respectively. I took up job positions as a salesman in a International Trade Company and as a lecturer of college English at South China University of Technology in the periods between the years I pursued my academic training. In the academic year of 2013-2014, I worked as a visiting scholar at Peking University. In August, 2015, I attended an international conference where distinguished Gayatri Spivak gave an eye-opening lecture on how intellectuals can unlearn themselves and then learn from the subaltern. Inspired by her new way of looking at ourselves and the world around us, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and into a brave new world, where I may find myself puzzled and lost, but where I can surely see things as they are and do things that should be done in an authentic way.

Publications


  1. Zhou, Tinghua. “On Alice Munro’s Reflection on the Traditional Family Ethics in Runaway.” Foreign Literatures 3 (2014): 19-26. [A key journal of foreign literatures edited and published by Peking University, the most prestigious university in China]

  2. --. “On the Spatial Imagery in The Woman Warrior.” Journal of Hubei University of Arts and Science 3 (2014): 53-55.

  3. --. “A Metaphor in Historical Writing: On the Historical Narrative of The Woman Warrior.” Journal of Wuyi University (Social Sciences Edition) 1 (2014): 46-50.

  4. Zhang, Yuejun & Tinghua Zhou. “Spivak’s Feminist Literary Criticism.” Journal of Yunnan University of Nationalities (Social Sciences) 1 (2013): 155-60. [A journal included in CSSCI list which ranks the most prestigious journals of humanities published in China]

  5. Zhou, Tinghua. “The Ethics of Alterity in Spivak’s Postcolonialism.” Foreign Literatures 4 (2012): 13-20.

  6. --. “Carol Ann Duffy’s Concept of Literary Creation.” Journal of Yunnan University of Nationalities (Social Sciences) 3 (2012): 131-35.

  7. --. “In Other Worlds”: an Ethical Reading of Gayatri Spivak. [My doctoral dissertation in English which is 168 pages long and can be retrieved from the CNKI database of doctoral dissertations. My dissertation has been downloaded 571 times and cited once as shown on this database on Dec. 16, 2016. ]

  8. --. “On the Dialogical Narrative and Identity Construction in The Woman Warrior.” Journal of Wuyi University (Social Sciences Edition) 3 (2011): 45-48.

  9. --. “Postmodernist Realism: An Analysis of Martin Amis’s Yellow Dog.” Journal of PLA University of Foreign Language 5 (2010): 102-05, 110. [A journal of foreign languages and literatures included in CSSCI list which ranks the most prestigious journals of humanities published in China]

  10. --. “The (De)Construction of Western Feminism in Gayatri Spivak’s works.” Theory Research 5 (2010): 48-49, 69.

  11. Now I am working on a book about the ethical thinking of Gayatri Spivak.