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Dr. Christopher K. Tong


Christopher K. Tong is an assistant professor of Chinese at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and currently serves on the executive committee of the Modern Language Association’s Modern and Contemporary Chinese Forum. Prior to joining UMBC, he taught at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of California, Davis. His publications have appeared in Chinese Literature (CLEAR), Journal of Chinese Cinemas, and edited volumes such as The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan (Columbia University Press, 2014), Chinese Women’s Cinema (Columbia University Press, 2011), and Chinese Ecocinema (Hong Kong University Press, 2009). He is working on a book manuscript on the emergence of environmental ethics and aesthetics in early 20th-century China.

He maintains an online portfolio at