Chinese Department


Li Wei 魏勵Li-Wei_Photo.jpg

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

Chinese Department
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard

Portland, OR 97202-8199, USA

Office: Eliot 119  
Phone: 503-517-4758 


Education and Experience

Li Wei received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. She holds an M.A. in Chinese from Washington University in St. Louis and is completing her PhD in Chinese Language and Literature at the same program. Her research and teaching focus on Chinese popular and religious literature of the early modern period, especially fiction and drama in the Ming and Qing dynasties, through which she explores the questions of gender, national trauma, and literary modernity. She will be teaching courses on premodern Chinese literature, second-year modern Chinese and Classical Chinese here at Reed.


Fall 2018

Chn 210: Second-year Modern Chinese

Chn 374/LitC 374: Reading Early Chinese Novels: The Four Masterworks

Spring 2019

Chn 210: Second-year Modern Chinese
Chn 316: Classical Chinese

Chn 375/LitC375: Chinese Strange Writing: From Ghost Stories to Scientific Fantasies