Huang, Yunte



B.A., Peking University, 1990
Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1999

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Yunte Huang came to the U.S. in 1991 after graduating from Peking University with a B.A. in English. He received his Ph.D. from the Poetics Program at SUNY-Buffalo in 1999 and taught as an Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University from 1999-2003. He is the author of Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics (2008), CRIBS (2005), Transpacific Displacement: Ethnography, Translation, and Intertextual Travel in Twentieth-Century American Literature (2002), and Shi: A Radical Reading of Chinese Poetry (1997), and the translator into Chinese of Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos. His new book, Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History , is to be published by W. W. Norton in August 2010.



South Hall 2502

Office Hours: 

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(805) 8934622


Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170


American Literature

Research Interests: 

20th-century American poetry, modernism, Asian American literature, transpacific literature, and translation.


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