Teng Xu

Teng Xu

Specialization: Contemporary Chinese media


Teng is interested in the relationship between media, state, and society in contemporary China and is keen to explore how Western critical theory of modern society and empirical research in China could clarify one another. His dissertation research looks into the impacts of media commercialisation on LGBT rights.


Conference Papers

  • June 2019  –  ‘Nihilistic Despair: Lu Xun’s “Diary of a Madman” as a Diagnosis of Modern China’, Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) 2019 Conference, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • April 2019  –  ‘How Queer Is Queer Enough? The Use of Online Media by LGBT Organisations in Post-Mao Urban China’, German Association for Asian Studies (DGA) Conference on Contemporary Asia, Universität Würzburg


Teaching Assistantships

  • Spring 2019, 2018, 2017, & 2016  –  EACS 4B: East Asian Traditions: Modern
  • Winter 2019  –  RG ST 4/EACS 5: Introduction to Buddhism
  • Fall 2018, 2016, & 2015  –  RG ST/EACS 21: Zen Buddhism
  • Winter 2018, 2017, & 2016  –  EACS 4A: East Asian Traditions: Pre-modern
  • Fall 2017  –  CHIN 35: Introduction to Taiwan Literature