Lei Jin

Director of Chinese program

Address: 9 Glebe 102
Office Hours: MW 12:00-1:50 (or by appointment)
Phone: 843.953.3387
E-mail: jinl@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Lei Jin teaches courses on Chinese language at different levels, Chinese literature and cinema. Her research has focused on classic Chinese literature and cinema, as well as 19th century American Gothic tales. Her current projects examine Chinese independent documentary, trauma, memory and visual presentation, and Chinese supernatural tales.  


Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
Ph. D.

Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
M. A.

Research Interests

Chinese Literature and Cinema

Courses Taught

CHNS 101, 102, 201, 202, 313, 314

CHST 202 Independent study, intermediate Chinese

CHNS 390 Special Topics in Chinese Studies: Chinese Cinema

CHST 340 Special Topics in Chinese Studies: Chinese Cinema

FYS 172 First Year Seminar: Chinese Cinema

LTCH 250 Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation   

ASST 390 Independent study, Advance Study of Chinese



“Erotic Enclaves and Contested Gardens in Pu Songling’s Chuanqi Tales,” ASIANetwork Exchange, Fall, 2014.

Sound, Image, Rhetorical Strategy, and Traumatic Memory in Ai Xiaoming’s Our Children,” Asian Cinema, Vol. 24.2 (2013): 209-222.

“Poe’s Landscape: Dreams, Nightmares, and Enclosed Gardens,” Forum for World Literature Studies, Vol.5.1 (2013): 36-51.

“Wang Jia & Shiyiji,” in Six Dynasties Texts: A Bibliographic Guide, edited by Albert Dien, Cynthia Chennault, Allan Berkowitz, and Eeith Knapp (Berkeley: The Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, forthcoming).

“The Power of Silence and Sound in Kurosawa's Throne of Blood,” in Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace, edited by Charles Stanley Ross and Alexander C. Y. Huang (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2009), 88-96.


“The Legend of Jiang Taigong,” in Fishing Stories, edited by Henry Hughes (New York: Everyman’s Library Pocket Classics, 2013).

Zhongguo gudai yuzhongguan je zhengzhiwenhua 中国古代宇宙观和政治文化, Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China by Aihe Wang (Shanghai: Shanghai Chinese Classics Publishing House, 2011).

Poems by Zhu Dunru, Wang Wei, and Bai Juyi, in The Art of Angling: Poems about Fishing, edited by Henry Hughes (New York: Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets, 2011), 36, 73, 95, 209.

"Sifang yu zhongxin: Wan Shang wangzu de yuzhoulun," 四方与中心: 晚商王族的宇宙论 (Sifang and Center: The Cosmology of the Ruling Clan) by Aihe Wang, Zhongguo zhexue shi 中国哲学史 (History of Chinese Philosophy), vol. 4 (2001): 113-125.


Book reviews

Review of Rania Huntington, Alien Kind: Foxes and Late Imperial Chinese Narrative, China Review International, vol. 11.1 (2004): 115-120.