Erin Huang is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine (2012), and taught at New York University before coming to Princeton. Her research focuses on twentieth century and contemporary literary, acoustic and visual cultures, with special emphasis on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, as well as transnational connections among East and Southeast Asian countries. She is currently working on her book manuscript, entitled Capital’s Abjects: Chinese Cinemas, Urban Horror, and the Limits of Visibility, where she examines the relationship between economic globalization and urban horror in post-1980s Chinese film cultures. Based on a transnational visual archive of spectral urban landscapes, ranging from science and industrial parks, factories, apartments, bathrooms, to micro spaces such as fish tanks, this project traces some of the most mundane urban sceneries in expanding Chinese cities and their growing significance in staging and shaping a profound sense of ambivalence toward greater economic integration. Huang’s research often explores multisensory urban form in transnational Chinese film and literature, East and Southeast Asian cinemas, feminist history and theory, Sinophone and transnational studies, displacement, ecological imaginations, spectral thinking, and a visual history of the unthinkable.
“The De-Spectacular and Taiwanese Neo-Noir—Rebels of the Neon God and the Crime Cinema of Triviality,” in East Asian Film Noir, eds. Chi-Yun Shin and Mark Gallagher, forthcoming in 2014 from I.B. Tauris
“Level A” by Yongmei Huang, Words Without Borders: Special Issue, Olympic Voices from China, April 2008