Sufen Lai

Associate Professor
Department of English

Language and Literature

232 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3473
lais@gvsu.edu

Sufen Lai

Courses
ENG 204 World Mythology
LIB 335 Scriptures as Literature
HNR 280 Special Topics

Research Interests

Recent Publications
Cooking a Linguistic Chop Suey: The Geopolitics of Embracing English and Linguistic Democracy in 21st Century Taiwan" (about 9000 words) in Globally Speaking: English Vocabulary in World Languages, ed. Judith Rosenhouse (Technion Institute of Technology) and Rotem Kowner (University of Haifa, Israel), Multilingual Matters Publishing Company in the United Kingdom, March 2008.

From the Cross-Dressing Daughter to the Lady-Knight Errant: The Origin and Evolution of Women Warriors in Medieval China" (chapter) in Presence and Presentation: Women in the Chinese Literati Tradition, edited by Sherry J. Mou, St. Martins Press, 1999, 77-107.

"Father in Heaven, Mother in Hell: Gender Politics in the Creation and Transformations of Mulian's Mother" (chapter) in Presence and Presentation: Women in the Chinese Literati Tradition, edited by Sherry J. Mou, St. Martins Press, 1999, 187-213.

"Four Poems in Translation," (translation from Chinese) Grand Valley Review, Vol. XVII, Fall 1997, 33-34.

Five Poems by Hsi Murong (translation and introduction), Grand Valley Review, Vol. XVI Spring 1997, 57-63.

Education
B.A., Tunghai University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois