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Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Phone: (610) 526-5332
FAX: (610) 526-7479

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Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: (610) 795-1756

Shiamni KwaShiamin Kwa

Assistant Professor on the Jye Chu Lectureship in Chinese Studies
Ph.D. Harvard University (East Asian Languages and Civilizations)
M.A. Harvard University (Regional Studies--East Asia)
B.A. Dartmouth College (English Literature)

College Hall 127
610-526-5671
skwa@brynmawr.edu

Shiamin Kwa is Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature at Bryn Mawr College. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from Harvard University and her B.A. in English Literature from Dartmouth College. Her written work explores relationships between text and image, self and self-presentation, surface and depth, and the conflicts between what we say and what we mean. Her research interests include Chinese theater and fiction, food studies, graphic narratives, cultural studies, comparative literature and literary studies. She is the author of Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend (with Wilt Idema, Hackett: 2010), Strange Eventful Histories: Identity, Performance, and Xu Wei’s Four Cries of a Gibbon (Harvard: 2013) and a forthcoming book on the graphic novel, “Regarding Frames”.

To learn more about Kwa's courses, click on on the links below:

Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend
Strange Eventful Histories: Identity, Performance, and Xu Wei's "Four Cries of a Gibbon"