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  • Professor of Chinese and Cinema Studies
  • Director of East Asian Studies
  • Director of the Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures


  • PhD, University Wisconsin Madison, 1999
  • MA, University Wisconsin Madison, 1993
  • BA, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, 1990


Hsiu-Chuang Deppman is director of the East Asian Studies Program and professor of Chinese and cinema studies. Her research interests include the history of cinema, film adaptations, documentaries, and modern Chinese fiction.

She is the author of Adapted for the Screen: the Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2010) and has published on Chinese film and literature in the Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture, Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Documenting Taiwan on Film, Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres, Stir/Still: Approaching the Field of Vision, TV China, positions: east asia cultures critique, Journal of Narrative Theory, and Modern Chinese Literature and Culture.

Grants and Fellowships

Her work has received the following support:

  • Fulbright Research Grant
  • Taiwan National Science Council Grant
  • Powers Travel Grant
  • Grant-in-Aid
  • GLCA/Mellon New Directions Initiative
  • Freeman Foundation Grant for Asian Studies
  • Chiu Scholarly Exchange Program for Taiwan 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