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LU Li’an

Fudan University

LU Li’an is Professor of English and Director of the Office of Global Partnerships and the Office of Confucius Institutes Affairs at Fudan University. She has been a a member of the Chinese National Committee for Translation and Interpreting Education  

and is Vice President of Shanghai Foreign Literature Association (SFLA).  

Her research areas include Anglo-American Literary Modernism, Feminist Literary Criticism and Women’s Writing, H. C. Andersen and the rise of China’s Modern Children’s Literature. She has published on writers such as Penelope Fitzgerald, David Lodge, Jennifer Johnston, Virginia Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, Elizabeth Bowen, among others. In addition, she is co-author of six coursebooks and anthologies for English majors in China, author of an English monograph on Penelope Fitzgerald, and the translator of a literary monograph and assorted critical essays. Her critical essay “Politicizing Hamlet: Early Modern Englands Political and Gender Crises” won the Second Prize Essay of the 12th Shanghai Philosophy and Social Sciences Outstanding Research Works (2014). Her other awards and prizes include: Outstanding Higher Education Teacher Award of Shanghai Municipal (2008), China-USA Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (2009-10), “Pu-Jiang Scholar of Shanghai Municipality” (2011-13), National March 8th Red-Flag Bearer (2017; an honorific title for women with extraordinary achievements and outstanding contributions on various fronts of China’s society), Award for “Yu-Cai” Educational Contribution of Shanghai Municipality (2019). Li’an Lu has been invited to deliver talks at the University of Exeter, the University of Southern Denmark, and  Ecole Normale Supérieure, Collège de France, Université PSL. In 2019, she co-taught the summer school program Global Modernism at the University of Hamburg, Germany.