Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Qu Jingyi
Associate Professor, School of Humanities
Deputy Director of Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, School of Humanities (SoH)
Head of Chinese, School of Humanities (SoH)
Dr QU Jing-yi 曲景毅, is Head of Chinese, Deputy Director of Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, Associate Professor with Tenure of Chinese at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Nanyang Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (a bilingual journal in Chinese and English) collaborated with Prof Tian Xiaofei at Harvard University and Prof He Guimei at Peking University (2021-). He was Visiting Professor at Tongji University (Shanghai, 2019-2022), Visiting Scholar at SOAS of University of London (2017), Fulbright Researcher cum Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (2016), and Honorary Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008-2009). He was the recipient of Nanyang Education Award (2014). He obtained Ph.D. at Peking University joint with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He procured numerous scholarships and grants, such as Singapore MOE AcRF Tier 1, Heritage Research Grant (National Heritage Board in Singapore), Fulbright Scholarship (USA), Nanyang Education Award (NTU), China Government Scholarship, Peking University Ph.D. Full Scholarship, May Fourth Award (PKU), and Huangzang Award (Taiwan). Besides, as Co-PIs, he had been involved in four projects from the National Social Science Fund of China (two of them are key projects).
He is organizing a Webinar series entitled "NTU Chinese Literature and Culture", for inviting international distinguished scholars to share the newly in-depth and original scholarship and seek the interdisciplinary and transnational study of Chinese literature and culture.
He was invited by quite a few universities to give keynote speeches and academic talks.
He has produced more than 100 published works in Chinese and English, including 49 journal articles, 4 authored books, 9 edited volumes, 34 articles in edited volumes in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Spain, Malaysia, and Singapore. Of these, 85 works were published after joining NTU in 2010.
Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and History with a focus on the Han, Wei, Six Dynasties & Tang periods, Chinese Literary Historiography in the West, and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Education in Singapore
  • Elegance Beyond Eroticism: Representation Of Women In Tang Flowery Poetry
2021, Excellent Lecturer for the Year of 2020, Confucius Institute, NTU Singapore
2020, 10 Years Long Service Award, NTU Singapore
2020, Excellent Lecturer for the Year of 2019, Confucius Institute, NTU Singapore
2019, First Book Prize, One Hundred Best Ancient Books Published in China in 2018, China
2018, Centre of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award for Visiting Scholar, NTU Singapore
2017, Centre of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award for Visiting Scholar, NTU Singapore
2016, Travel Award for lecturing at University of Houston, Outreach Lecturing Fund, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, USA
2015, Fulbright Singapore Researcher Award, Fulbright Scholarship Program in Washington, USA
2014, Nanyang Education Award (School), NTU Singapore
2011, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Award for Visiting Scholar, NTU Singapore
2008-2009, China Government Scholarship, China Scholarship Council, China
2006-2010, Ph.D. Full Scholarship, Peking University, China
2009, Excellent Student Award, Peking University, China
2007, May Fourth Award, Peking University, China
Fellowships & Other Recognition
2019-2022, Visiting Professor, School of Humanities, Tongji University (Shanghai), China
2019, Foreign Expert, School of Arts and Communications, North Minzu University with Ministry of Science and Technology’s “Project to Attract Foreign Experts in 2019”, China
2018, National Ancient Books Publishing Funding of China 中国国家古籍整理出版专项经费资助, State Ethnic Affairs Commission, China
2018, National Publication Foundation of China 中国国家出版基金, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, China
2017, Visiting Scholar, Department of China and Inner Asia, SOAS University of London, UK
2016, Fulbright Scholar, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, USA
2008-2009, Honorary Fellow, Department of East Asian Languages & Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Courses Taught
HC201/2001: Literature of Pre-Qin, Han, Wei and Jin (Large cohort) (Since 2014/15 the course title has been changed into “Directed reading of literary works: Pre-Qin, Han, Wei and Jin”)
HC203/2003: Literature of Tang and Song (Large cohort) (Since 2014/15 the course title has been changed into “Directed reading of literary works: Tang and Song”)
HC210/2010: Classical Chinese Fiction
HC211/2011: Tang Poetry
HC3016: Readings of Classical Chinese Prose
HC4014: Special Topics in Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies
DTCL007: General History of Chinese Literature (for NTU Confucius Institute)
HC7888: Directed Reading (graduate course)
HC7102: Shi ji 史记 and Early Chinese Historiography: Critical Reading and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives (graduate course)
Supervision of PhD Students
Wang Zhitian, currently is Assistant Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University (Zhuhai)
Qian Hao, currently is Associate Professor Equivalent, Jiangsu University

Currently Supervised:
Dai Qianqian, Luo Biming, Huang Xiaoqian, Li Dailin