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Chia-Ju Chang

Department Chairperson and Professor
Modern Languages and Literatures

Location: 4239 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5451
Fax: 718.951.4235

Born in Taiwan, Chang earned a B.A. in English from Tamkang University. After college, she entered MGSA at Rutgers and completed her MFA in visual arts. Then, also at Rutgers, she earned her Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature in 2004. She has taught at the University of Florida (Gainesville), Trinity University, and Washington & Lee University. Her first book, Global Imagination of Ecological Communities (2013), won the 2013 Bureau of Jiangsu Province Journalism and Publication award. She edited Chinese Environmental Humanities: Environing at the Margins (2019) and co-edited three volumes: Ecocriticism in Taiwan: Identity, Environment and the Arts (2016), Special Issue on Animal Writing: Taiwan's Dongwu Shuxie in Taiwan Literature, and Heart of the Animals (2020). Professor Chang has served as an executive council of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). She was the Kiriyama Professor in the Asia Pacific Center at the University of San Francisco, 2016.

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