Shouhua Qi
Ph. D., Illinois State University
Professor of English, Coordinator of MA in English
Phone: 203-837-9048 Email: /
Victorian literature; Hardy; the Bronte Sisters; the English novel; American short fiction; genre studies; literary translation, creative writing

Among Dr. Qi’s scholarly interests is Victorian literature, especially Thomas Hardy. In addition to papers in journals and conference presentations, Qi has published translations of A Pair of Blue Eyes, The Well-Beloved, and coauthored Voices in Tragic Harmony: Essays on Thomas Hardy’s Fiction and Poetry. Dr. Qi’s creative works have appeared in Feminist Studies, AMBIT, the Connecticut Review, and other journals. He is the author of When the Purple Mountain Burns: A Novel, Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories, and a dozen other books. Purple Mountain, a newer edition of When the Purple Mountain Burns, was released recently. His screenplay based on the same novel as been optioned for production. His play Twin-Sun River: An American POW in China, based on his novel of the same title, was staged by the prestigious Shanghai Theater Academy (April 2009).  Qi's latest books are The Bronte Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds (2014) and Western Literature in China and the Translation of a Nation, both by Palgrave Macmillan. Dr. Qi is the recipient of CSU Board of Trustees Research Award (2007).