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.
3) Representative publications
Toward the North: Stories by Chinese Canadian Writers. Eds. Xueqing Xu, Laura Wu and
Cory Davis. Toronto: Inanna Publications & Education Inc. Forthcoming in 2018.
枫彩文彰:加拿大华裔/华文文学研究论文集(Anthology of Essays on Chinese Canadian
Literature). Eds. Xueqing Xu and Laura Wu. Guangzhou: Jinan University Press. 2015.
枫情万种—加拿大华人作家散文精选集 (Anthology of Poetic Prose Essays by Chinese-Canadian Writers). Ed. Taipei: Buffalo Publishing Co. September, 2005. Also published by Beijing: Writers Publishing Corporation, March 2006.
“Empowered Mothers in an Alien Land: Three Chinese-Canadian Women Writers” in
Crossing between Tradition and Modernity: Essays in Commemoration of Milena Doležlová-Velingerová (1932-2012). Ed. Kirk A. Denton. Prague: Karolinum Press, 2016. Pp. 223-233.
“The Mandarin Duck and Butterfly School” in Literary Societies of Republican China. Eds. Kirk A. Denton and Michel Hockx. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2008. Pp. 47-78.
Keywords: Chinese-Canadian literature; Chinese women fiction; Chinese Diaspora; China