Ph.D. Harvard University.
M.A. Harvard University.
B.A. Dartmouth College.
Areas of Focus:
Issues of translation, adaptation, and global circulation in narrative fiction and theatrical performance
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:
- Food for thought - Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin
- Using Everything but the Table to Look at East Asian Literature and Film
- Translations and Adaptations of Classical Chinese Poetry