Ben Xu  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  

Education:

  • Ph.D Enslish, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991
  • M.A. English, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, 1982
  • B.A. Chinese, Suzhou University, P.R.C, 1979
  • Ph.D candidate, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor, Department of English - Saint Mary's College of California (1999 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, tenured, Department of English - St. Mary's College of California (1994 - 1999)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English - St. Mary's College of California (1991 - 1994)

Publications:

  • Xu, Ben. "Stories of Power and the Mass." Southern Weekend (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. "Three Concepts of Citizenship and Two Kinds of Globalization." The Public and Citizenship. Eds. Xu, Jilin and Liu, Qing Jiangshu People's Publish, 2006
  • Xu, Ben. "In the Company of Literature." Spiritual Journeys. Ed. Zhao, Baoyin Beijing: Contemporary China Publisher, 2006
  • Xu, Ben. "Globalization and Nationalist Controversies in Chinese Cultural Discussion." Globalization and "Chineseness": The Dilemma of Cultural Studies in China. Ed. Song, Geng Hong Kong University Press, 2006
  • Xu, Ben. "Material Goods and Everyday-life Order in China during the Cultural Revolution." Modern China Studies 3 (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Media Public and Participation in Public Events." Cultural Studies 5 (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. "Resisting Evil: Individual Thinking and Judging under the Totalitarian Rule." Twenty-First Century 5 (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Fanon Canon in Postcolonial Cultural Studies." China Comparative Literature 64 (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. "Nationaliisme populaire et nationalisme d'Etat: le cas chinois." Outre Terre 15 (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. 2006. Post-Totalitarianism and Contemporary Chinese "Issues", Reflection, vol. 1
  • Xu, Ben. "The Lesson of Political Theology: The Comprised Carl Schmitt." Open Times 2 (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. "China Does Not Need Such 'Politics' and 'Sovereign Decision': On Carl Schmitt." Twenty-First Century 2 (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. "Carl Schmitt Phenomena and the Right-Wing Critique of Ideology." Twenty-First Century 2 (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Cultural Revolution Memories in Change." Twenty-First Century 1 (2006)
  • Xu, Ben. Intellectuals: My Thinking and Our Action. PRC: The East Normal University Press, 2005.
  • Xu, Ben and Jin, Yuanpu. "Chinese Populist Nationalism: Intellectual Politics and Moral Dilemma." Cultural Studies in China. Ed. Tao, Dongfeng Singapore: Marshal Cavendish Academic, 2005
  • Xu, Ben. "The Transformation and Theoretical Dilemma of 'Needs' in China." Huacheng 3 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "The American Trip of Sartre and Camus." Reading 7 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "Neo-Totalitarianism and Its Dead-End." Modern China Studies 4 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "Clean Hands and Dirty Hands: Intellectual Politics of Sartre and Camus." Reading 4 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "Social Harmony in Public Truth." Open Times 5 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "Civil Journalism and the Public." Cultural Studies 5 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "Globalization, Museums, and National Identity." Studies of Literature and Arts 5 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "Gossip in the Mass Media Age." Shanghai Culture 1 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Decent Society and No Humiliation." Read 1 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "Public Life and National Identity." Minbao Monthly 1 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "Globalization, Modernity, and Nation-State in China." Social Theory 2 (2005)
  • Xu, Ben. "Retributive Justice: From Punishment to Rights." Twenty-First Century 3 (2004)
  • Xu, Ben. "Citizen Participation and Social Justice." Southern Weekend (2004)
  • Xu, Ben. "Promise, Trust, and the Institutional Order." Modern China Studies 4 (2004)
  • Xu, Ben. "State Legitimacy and Citizen Rights in Globalization." Open Times 6 (2004)
  • Xu, Ben. "Globalization, Hatred of the Rich, and Societal Instability." Modern China Studies 2 (2004)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Face that Grows into the Mask: Reading Red Azalea." MELEU 29 (2004)
  • Xu, Ben. "Justice and the Social Good." Open Times 1 (2004)
  • Xu, Ben. "Tolerance, Rights, and the Rule of Law." Twenty-First Century 78 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. "Distributive Justice and Collective Identity: Social Justice in China." Modern China Studies 4 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. "Edward Said, Orientalism, and Postcolonial Criticism." Read 12 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. "Strategies of Amending the Public Image." Read 6 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. "Ethics of War and Differences of Collective Identity." Open Times 4 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. "Chinese Cultural Revolution Database (Review)." CLEAR (Chinese Literature Essays, Articles, Reviews) 25 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. "Flaubert in the Field of Literature." Chinese Comparative Literature 4 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. "Postmodern and Postcolonial Theories and Value Relativism." Literature and Arts Studies 4 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Field of Education and the Academy of Democracy." Open Times 1 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Ethics of War and Controversy of Group Identity." Open Times 4 (2003)
  • Xu, Ben. 2003. Restitution, Apology, and State Injustice, Modern China Studies, vol. 1
  • Xu, Ben. "Guilt and Responsibility of Citizens." Twenty-First Century Website edition 9 (2002)
  • Xu, Ben. "Pierre Bourdieu on Intellectuals Fields and Intellectuals." Twenty-First Century 70 (2002)
  • Xu, Ben. "On Hannah Arendt's View of Citizenship." Twenty-First Century 69 (2002)
  • Xu, Ben. "Democratic Communities and Public Intellectuals." Open Times 4 (2002)
  • Xu, Ben. "New Populist Politics and Postmodern Cynicism." Modern China Studies 2 (2002)
  • Xu, Ben. "Trans-Contextual Shift of Cultural Critical Theory." Literature and Arts Studies 4 (2002)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Evil of Banality." Reading 8 (2002)
  • Xu, Ben. "Statism and Eudaemic Legitimation in Chinese Nationalism." Modern Chinese Language and Culture 13.2 (2001)
  • Xu, Ben. "Chinese Populist Nationalism: Its Intellectual Politics and Moral Dilemma." Representations 76 (2001)
  • Xu, Ben. "Postmodern-Postcolonial Criticism and Pro-democracy Enlightenment." Modern China 27.1 (2001)
  • Xu, Ben. "Post-Totalitarianism and Eastern European Intellectual Politics." Twenty-First Century 62 (2000)
  • Xu, Ben. "From Audience to the Public." Twenty-First Century 61 (2000)
  • Xu, Ben. "Order and Justice: Habermas on International Human Rights." Twenty-First Century 58 (2000)
  • Xu, Ben. "Who are "We"?: The Efficacy of Community Identity in Cultural Critique." Intellectual Positions: Nationalism and China's Destiny in the Transitional Period. Changchun, PRC: Shidai wenyi chubanshe, 2000
  • Xu, Ben. "The Predicament of Third World Criticism in China Today." Intellectual Positions: Turbulence between the Radical and the Conservative. Changchun, PRC: Shidai wenyi chubanshe, 2000
  • Xu, Ben. "Liberalism and Nationalism." Reading 11 (2000)
  • Xu, Ben. "Memory and Forgetting in Cultural Criticism." Cultural Studies 1 (2000)
  • Xu, Ben. "Chinese Cultural Debates and National Identification in the 1990s." The Frontier of Literature 1 (2000)
  • Xu, Ben. "Late Socialism, Velvet Prison, and Intellectual Politics." Twenty-First Century 56 (1999)
  • Xu, Ben. "Anxiety of Translation and Abdication of the Translator." Postcolonial Studies (Special issue of Postcolonialism in China) 2.2 (1999)
  • Xu, Ben. Disenchanted Democracy: Chinese Cultural Criticism after 1989. : University of Michigan Press, 1999.
  • Xu, Ben. "The Contradictory Political Implication of Postmodernism in China." Journal of Contemporary China 8.21 (1999)
  • Xu, Ben. "Contesting Memory for Intellectual Self-Positioning: New Radical-Conservative Pairing in China in the 1990s." Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture 11.1 (1999)
  • Xu, Ben. "Constitutional Formalism and the Relations of Constitutional and Party Politics." China Research 36 (1998)
  • Xu, Ben. Wither Cultural Criticism?: Chinese Cultural Discussion after 1989. Hong Kong: Cosmos Books, 1998.
  • Xu, Ben. "The Predicament of Third World Criticism in China Today." Post-ism in the Nineties. Eds. Wang, Hui and Yu, Kwok-leung Hong Kong, 1998
  • Xu, Ben. "What is the Post-New Era in China." Post-ism in the Nineties. Eds. Wang, Hui and Yu, Kwok-leung Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1998
  • Xu, Ben. "The Politics and Historical Consciousness of the Chinese "Post-Studies"." Post-ism in the Nineties. Eds. Wang, Hui and Yu, Kwok-leung Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1998
  • Xu, Ben. "Democratic Reason: From Subjectivity to Intersubjectivity." Frontiers 4 (1998)
  • Xu, Ben. ""From Modernity to Chineseness": The Rise of Nativist Theory in China." Positions 6.1 (1998)
  • Xu, Ben. "Third Cultures." Reading 5 (1998)
  • Xu, Ben. "Apathy and Nonparticipation." Reading 8 (1998)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Politics and Historical Consciousness of the Chinese "Post-Studies"." Twenty-First Century 39 (1997)
  • Xu, Ben. "Terror and Violence in the Political Culture of the Cultural Revolution." Beyond Devastation: Re-Visiting the Cultural Revolution. Eds. Luo, Jinyi and Zheng, Wenlong Taipei: Fengyun luntan Publication, 1997
  • Xu, Ben. "Farewell My Concubine and Its Western and Chinese Viewers." Quarterly Review of Film and TV 16.2 (1997)
  • Xu, Ben. 1997. Ethical Resources of Critical Criticism, Debates on Literature and Arts, vol. 3
  • Xu, Ben. "Ethical Discourses Necessary to Chinese Cultural Discussion Today." Tendency 10 (1997)
  • Xu, Ben. "Modernity without the "Post-" Mark: Historical Consciousness of Literary Review." Literary Review 5 (1996)
  • Xu, Ben. "What is the Post-New Era in China." Twenty-First Century 36 (1996)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Political Culture of Democracy in Post-War German: Jurgen Habermas's View on Constitutionalism." Twenty-First Century 47 (1996)
  • Xu, Ben. "Semiotics of Cinema and Kiss of the Spider Woman." Foreign Literature Review 3 (1996)
  • Xu, Ben. Journey to Postmodern and Postcolonial Critical Theories. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 1996.
  • Xu, Ben. "From Nativist Identity Politics to Intellectual Civil Politics: The Third World Intellectuals and Their Cultural Critique." Tendency 7-8 (1996)
  • Xu, Ben. "Cultural Criticism and Consciousness of Citizenship." Reading 7 (1996)
  • Xu, Ben. "Who are "We"?: The Efficacy of Community Identity in Cultural Critique." Orient 2 (1996)
  • Xu, Ben. "Cinema Spectatorship and the Public Sphere: Reading Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt." Theater Arts 1 (1996)
  • Xu, Ben. "Film, TV Audience Theory and the Criticism of Popular Culture." Debates on Literature and Arts 3 (1996)
  • Xu, Ben. "Political Culture Revisited." Twenty-First Century 32 (1995)
  • Xu, Ben. "Aesthetics, Art, and Popular Culture." Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art 5 (1995)
  • Xu, Ben. "Ideology and "Symptomatic Reading"." Literary Review 1 (1995)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Predicament of Third World Criticism in China Today." Twenty-First Century 1 (1995)
  • Xu, Ben. "Memory and the Ethnic Self: Reading Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club." Memory, Narrative, and Identity. Eds. Singh, Amritjit and et, al. Northeastern University Press, 1994
  • Xu, Ben. "Postmodern, Postcolonial Critical Theories, and Democratic Politics." Tendency 2/3 (1994)
  • Xu, Ben. "Memory and the Ethnic Self: Reading Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club." MELUS 19.1 (1994)
  • Xu, Ben. "Hayden White and His Tropology of History." Journal of Suzhou University 3 (1993)
  • Xu, Ben. "New Historicism and Renaissance Literature." Literature and Art Studies 3 (1993)
  • Xu, Ben. "What is Althusser's Theoretical "Anti-Humanism?"." Journal of Suzhou University Special Issue of Philosophy and Social Sciences (1993)
  • Xu, Ben. Situational Tensions of Critic-Intellectuals: Thinking Through Literary Politics With Edward W. Said and Frank Lentricchia. New York: Peter Lang, 1992.
  • Xu, Ben. "Critical Philosophy of the Humanities: Foucault and His Theory of Discourse." The Cultural Consciousness of Contemporary China. Ed. Gan, Yang Hong Kong: Joint Polishing Co., Ltd., 1989
  • Xu, Ben. "20th-Century Theories of Character of Fiction." Literary and Art Studies 3 (1989)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Critical Philosophy of the Humanities." Culture: China and the World 3 (1989)
  • Xu, Ben. "Michel Foucault and His Theory of Discourse." Chinese Intellectuals (1988)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Narrative Theories of Fiction." Literary and Art Studies 4 (1988)
  • Xu, Ben. "Meta-Criticism and Meta-History: Fredric Jameson and His Marxist Hermeneutics." Literature and Art Studies 6 (1987)
  • Xu, Ben. "On Thornton Wilder's Our Town." Foreign Literature Studies 1 (1986)
  • Xu, Ben. "On the Relevancy of Literary Criticism." Literature and Art Studies 6 (1986)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Two Levels of Marxist Criticism." Literary Press (1985)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Change of Fictional Narrator in Chinese Novels of the Early Twentieth-Century." Report on Humanities 1 (1985)
  • Xu, Ben. "Philosophy and the Methodology of Literary Criticism." Literature and Art Studies 4 (1985)
  • Xu, Ben. "A Comparative Study of Poetic Persona in Chinese and Western Poetry." Journal of Fudan University 5 (1985)
  • Xu, Ben. "Ideas and Methods." Jianhai Academic Journal 5 (1985)
  • Xu, Ben. "Multilevel Theatrical Art: On The Death of a Salesman." The World of Drama 34 (1984)
  • Xu, Ben. "The Artistic Achievements of James Joyce's Dubliners." Journal of Suzhou University 2 (1984)
  • Xu, Ben. "Issues in Historical Studies of Literature." Literature and Art Studies 5 (1984)
  • Xu, Ben. The Road to Dignity: Global Justice and National Identity. PRC: Beijing University Press
  • Xu, Ben. "The Noetic Identity of Edward Said's Oppositional Intellectual." Expulsion and Memory: The Said Story. Ed. Mustapha, Marrouchi Wesleyan University Press
  • Xu, Ben. "Cultural Conservatism and Moral Conventionalism in South Korean TV Shows." Shanghai Culture
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