• Associate Professor of Chinese and Cinema Studies
  • Director of East Asian Studies


  • Bachelor of Arts, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, 1990
  • Master of Arts, University Wisconsin Madison, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin Madison, 1999


Deppman is the author of Adapted for the Screen: the Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film (University of Hawai'i Press 2010).  She has published widely on Chinese literature and film in a variety of books and journals, including TV China, positions: east asia cultures critique, Journal of Narrative Theory, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Journal of American Chinese Studies, and Jouvert: Journal of Post-Colonial Studies.

Research Interests

  • Adaptation Study
  • History of Chinese Cinemas
  • Chinese and Taiwanese Documentary
  • Contemporary Chinese Fiction
  • Comparative Literature

Teaching Interests

  • East Asian Cinema
  • Chinese-Language Cinemas
  • Chinese Film and Literature
  • Modern Chinese Fiction
  • Comparative Literature