Dr. Gary Xu
Gary Xu 徐钢, a native of Nanjing, China, received post-graduate education in the US. A scholar, author, translator, and art curator, he embraces all aspects of the humanities and strives to become a bilingual, trans-Pacific, public intellectual. Among his many roles, the one he cherishes the most is that of a teacher. He enjoys teaching both graduate and undergraduate students, and he has been voted to the incomplete list of excellent teachers for every semester during the past nine years. Many of his PhD advisees have become professors at American universities. He has led more than 10 groups of undergraduate students to study-abroad trips to China.
He currently serves as Head of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.
- Chinese Art, Cinema, and Literature
- PhD, Columbia University, 2002
Distinctions / Awards
- Winner, 2008 Ray and Pat Brown Award for Best Reference/Primary Source Collection in Popular and American Culture