Area Head of the Writing Program; Clinical Associate Professor, Writing Program
Lin Chen is an Area Head of the Writing Program and a Clinical Associate Professor of the Writing Program at NYU Shanghai. Prior to this appointment, he developed, taught, and assisted in teaching a wide variety of composition and writing-intensive literature courses at the University of Washington and the University of California, Riverside. He holds a PhD from the University of Washington, an MA from the University of California, Riverside, and a BA from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
Chen’s primary area of specialization is Chinese-Western comparative poetics. Trained as a literary comparatist, he aims in both his teaching and research to promote deep cultural dialogues between China and the West. Building on his work for his dissertation, “Tao Yuanming and William Wordsworth: A Parallel Study,” he is currently working on book projects that seek to reexamine key elements of a culture, such as the concept of literature, as they enter, take root, and transform themselves in new cultures.
PhD, Comparative Literature University of Washington
MA, Comparative Literature University of California, Riverside
Chinese-Western comparative poetics
Rhetoric and composition
Writing as Inquiry
Perspectives on the Humanities: Sino-Western Literary Exchanges
Perspectives on the Humanities: “Literature” and Its Critics