Dr. Xu holds a BA and MA in Chinese Literature from Fudan University in Shanghai, and a PhD in Chinese Literature from the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University. Her research interests are in Chinese-Canadian literature and Chinese women fiction. Her current research project is “From “Day of Shame” to “Canada Day”: Reflections on Chinese-Canadian Identity and Home in the Tai Hon Kong Bo/Chinese Times.”
Among her publications are A Life of Confucius (1990) and several articles on Chinese-Canadian literature during the past few years. She contributed ca. 500 entries to an encyclopedia of modern Chinese literature and a chapter to a book on Chinese literary societies during the Republican Era (2008). She also edited an anthology of prose by Chinese-Canadian writers in 2005.
Keywords: Chinese-Canadian literature; Chinese women fiction; Chinese Diaspora; China