Calvin Hui is Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies in Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William and Mary. In May 2013, he received his PhD in Literature at Duke University, after completing his dissertation “The People’s Republic of Capitalism: The Making of the New Middle Class in Post-Socialist China, 1978 - Present” under the supervision of Rey Chow, Michael Hardt, and Fredric Jameson. His research focuses on modern Chinese humanities (film, media, and literature), critical theory, and cultural studies, with a particular emphasis on Marxist theory, gender and sexuality studies, and postcolonial and ethnic studies.
In fall 2013, he is teaching "CHIN 250: Introduction to Chinese Cultural Studies" and "CHIN 428: Advanced Seminar in Chinese (Special Topic: Fashion, Media, and Consumer Culture in (Post-)Socialist China.") The latter is a senior research seminar required for all Chinese majors. In spring 2014, he will be teaching "CHIN 150W: Freshman Seminar (Special Topic: Brand New China)" and "CHIN 360 Introduction to Chinese Cinema." He welcomes students' inquiry about pursuing independent study or honors thesis projects in the following areas: (1) The Chinese Middle Class and Culture; (2) Fashion, Media, and Chinese Consumer Culture; and (3) U.S.- China Cultural Exchange.