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Xurong Kong, Ph.D.
Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture
Director, Asian Studies
Director, Chinese Studies
Kean University
Phone: (908) 737-0257
Email: xkong@kean.edu
Website: www.kean.edu/~xkong

Education

09/00-12/05 PhD in Classical Chinese Literature
                        Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
        Minor: Comparative Literature
09/98-05/00 MA in Classical Chinese Literature
                        Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
09/94-07/97 MA in Classical Chinese Literature
                        Dept. of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University, P. R. China 
09/90-07/94 BA in Chinese Language and Literature
                        Dept. of Chinese Language and Literature
                        Yanbei Teachers College at Datong University, Shanxi Province, P. R. China 


Peer Reviewed Publications

Books

Trans. Selections from the History of the Later Han 後漢書. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company中華書局, forthcoming. (with Sujane Wu)
Trans. Selections from Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government 資治通鑒選譯. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 2015.

Articles

“Fu Chungu ji 傅鶉觚集” and “Fuzi 傅子.” Early Medieval Chinese Texts: A Bibliographic Guide. Ed. Albert Dien. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian                 Studies, forthcoming.
“Soundless Existence: Music in Classical Chinese Literature.” Yuefu xue 乐府学 11 (May 2015): 166-176. 
“Wenxuan and the Third Century Literature 文选和三世纪文学.” In “Jinfan: Sinology Column梵净国学栏目”, Journal of Tongren Collge 铜仁学院学报  4             (Oct. 2014).  
“To See a World in a Flower: A Sustainable Way of Studying Classical Chinese Literature.” China Review International 18.3 (2011): 342-346.
“Origins of Verisimilitude: A Reconsideration of Medieval Chinese Literary Thought.” Journal of American Oriental Society 131.2 (2011): 267-288. 
“Tao Yuanming” 陶渊明 (365-427). Classical Chinese Writers in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Columbia, South Carolina: Bruccoli Clark Layman,             2009.
“Still Life.” Education About Asia 13.1 (Spring 2008): 61-62. (With Sue Gronewold)
“Military Uniform as Fashion During the Cultural Revolution (1966-976).” Intercultural Communication Studies XII.2 (2008): 176-193.
Trans. Douji yu Zhongguo wenhua 鬥雞與中國文化 (Translation of Robert Joe Cutter, The Brush and The Spur: Chinese Culture and the Cockfight).                 Beijing: Zhonghua shuju 中華書局, 2005. (With others)
“Fu Xuan’s 傅玄 (217-278) Rhapsodies on Objects 詠物賦.” PhD Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005.

Kean University Publication

“Just War? A Matter of Heaven’s Will.”  Comparative Cultures (E-book). Vol. 9. Just War: Theory and Case Studies, ed. Dennis Klein. Kean University Faculty Seminar on Comparative Cultures, https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/facultyseminar, 2012.

Invited Talks

07/02/15 “Bring Life to the Past: The Challenges of Preserving Traditions” given at the Municipal Government of Jiexiu, Shanxi Province, China
06/23/15 “Global Challenges of Preserving Tradition” given at the College of Music of Beijing Capital Normal University
06/23/15 “Pomegranate: From a Persian Fruit to Chinese Image” given at the College of Classical Chinese Literature of the Academy of Social                     Sciences
06/19/15 “Pomegranate: From a Persian Fruit to Chinese Image” given at the International Forum on Sinology hosted by Jao Tsung-I Academy of                 Sinology at Hong Kong Baptist University 
04/27/15 “Yesterday Once More: History in Chinese Culture” given at Miss Lean Jorome’s World History class at Pascack Valley  High School,                         Hillside, New Jersey, USA
07/03/14 “Soundless Existence: Music in Classical Chinese Literary Writing” given at School of Literature, Langfang Teachers College, Langfang,                     Hebei Province, China 
06/20/14 “Soundless Existence: Music in Classical Chinese Literary Writing” given at College of Literature, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin                             Province, China
06/19/14 “Curriculum Development and Class Management in American Universities” given at Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China 
06/17/14 “Curriculum Development and Class Management in American Universities” given at College of Global Education, Sichuan Normal                         University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China 
05/30/14 “Soundless Existence: Music in Classical Chinese Literary Writing” given at School of Music, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China 
01/16/14 “Creating Google sites: For Face-to-face Classroom and Online Classes Support” co-presented at Technology Institute, Kean University,                 Union, New Jersey.
05/21/13 “Creating and maintaining faculty Google sites” co-presented at Technology Institute, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
06/30/12 “Cultural Cultivation and Training” and “Future and Challenges of Establishing an Academic Programs in USA” given at the Fourth                         Training Workshop on Teaching Chinese as the Second Language, hosted by Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province,                     China.
05/14/12 “Past and Future of Confucius in Modern China” invited to present at the Celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, hosted                     by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Newark, New Jersey. 
03/14/12 “Chinese Literature Through Medias” given at the course AS 2000 Introduction to Asian Studies, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
08/24/10 “Teaching Skills Preparation for Becoming a Chinese Language Teacher” presented at 2010 CIRU Summer Training Workshop for                             Chinese Teachers hosted by Kean University, Drew University and Confucius Institute at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New                         Jersey.

Presentations

03/15/15 “Pomegranate :From a Persian Fruit to Chinese Image” presented at the 224th Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, New                     Orleans, Louisiana. 
05/23/14 “Future, Challenges, and Establishment of a Chinese Studies Programs in USA” invited to present at the Fifth International Conference                     on Chinese Linguistics and Chinese Language Instruction, Columbia University, New York, New York.
06/28/13 “Asian Studies Program: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Teaching Model for the 21th Century” presented at the Partnership for Global                     Learning Annual Conference, hosted by the Asian Society, in Brooklyn, New York. 
08/26/12 “Wenxuan and the Third Century Literature” invited to present at the 10th Annual Conference of the Association of Wenxuan Studies                     and the International Symposium, hosted by Henan University, in Kaifeng, Henan Province, China.
04/13/12 “Legitimizing War in Ancient China” presented on “Just War: Western and Eastern World Perspectives” at the Faculty seminar on                             Comparative Cultures 11th Annual Roundtable,  Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
02/13/12 “Roles of Historians in Ancient China” presented at the Faculty Lecture hosted by History Department at Kean University, Union, New                     Jersey.
07/12/11 “Future of Manhattan Chinatown: Urban Renewal or Gentrification?” accepted by the 6th International Conference on Interdisciplinary                      Social Sciences at the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana. 
10/18/10 “Gongfu and Chineseness” accepted by the Chinese Cinema at US since 1979, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.
03/19/10 “Uniform, Mao’s Time and Our Time” presented at Left Forum at the Pace University, New York, New York.
03/16/08 “Which one is Yongwu Fu? Cao Pi’s (187-266) or Fu Xuan’s (217-278) Fu on Willow?” presented at the 218th Annual Meeting of the                         American Oriental Society, Chicago, Illinois. 
10/16/07 “Yongwu fu and Intention? A Thematic Study of Fu Xuan’s yongwu fu” presented at the Two Hundred and Seventeenth Annual Meeting                 of the American Oriental Society at University of California at Irvine. 
06/23/07 “Military Uniform as Fashion During the Cultural Revolution” presented at the 13th Annual meeting of the International Association for                     Intercultural Communication Studies, June 22-24, Harbin, China. 
11/04/05    “Verisimilitude and Pragmatism: A Question in the Study of Fu Xuan's yongwu fu” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western                          Branch of the American Oriental Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
03/18/05    “The Scope of the wu in yongwu fu” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
10/10/03    “The Aesthetic Features of the Yongwu fu of Fu Xuan (217-278)” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Branch of the                             American Oriental Society, the University of California at Berkeley.


Honors and Grants 

09/14-present Selected to be the Foreign Expert at the Center for Yungang Cultural Studies, Datong University, Shanxi Province, China
7/6-22/2015 Invited back to teach “Survey of Chinese Culture and Arts” at the International Summer School, Renmin University of China,                                 because last year the course was ranked 42nd out of 175 courses
05/07/2015 Award from Confucius Institute at Rutgers University for the conference on “China in the World” taking place on April 8, 2016 at                             Kean University
7/3-18/2014 Selected to teach “Survey of Chinese Culture and Arts” at the International Summer School, Renmin University of China
6/7-10/2012 Foundation Fund, attended the 12th Annual “Reacting to the Past” Institute at 
                        Barnard College, New York
05/14/2012 Guest Speaker at the Celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month hosted by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Newark, New                         Jersey
03/19/2012 Member of the Delegation attending the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Wenzhou-Kean University at Wenzhou, China
12/11-present Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Kean University
06/13/2011 Awarded as the Student Group Advisor by Center for Leadership and Service at Kean University
05/08/2011 Visiting Scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
2009-2010         Faculty Fellowship, Confucius Institute at Rutgers University, New Jersey
2009-2010         University Award, an internal grant at Kean University
2008-2009         Untenured Faculty Research Initiative, an internal grants at Kean University
2001-2003         Chow Tse-tsung Award, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
05/00-05/01 Vice-President, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, UW-Madison
01/99-01/00 University WARF Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
09/90-07/94 College scholarship, first level (top 5%) for 5 terms, second level (top 10%) for 3 terms, Yanbei Teaching College, Datong, Shanxi
05/1991         Third Prize in the Eloquence Contest for Future Teachers in Shanxi Province
12/1990         Second Prize in the Eloquence Contest for Future Teachers
                        Yanbei Teachers College, Datong, Shanxi Province 

Professional Experience

09/05-present Assistant Professor (Tenured in 2011)
        Department of History
                        Kean University
09/05-08/06 Full-time Lecturer 
                        Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
                        Columbia University
01/05-06/05 Teaching Assistant
                        Department of East Asian Languages and Literature
                        University of Wisconsin-Madison 
01/04-05/04 Project Assistant (Professor Julia Murray)
                        University of Wisconsin-Madison
09/03-05/04 Group Leader for Chinese Language Hotline
                        University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Hawaii  
08/03-01/04 Project Assistant (Professor Robert Joe Cutter)
                        University of Wisconsin-Madison
09/04-12/04 Teaching Assistant
                        Department of East Asian Languages and Literature
                        University of Wisconsin-Madison 
08/02-08/03 Full-time Lecturer 
                        Department of Linguistics and Oriental Languages
                        San Diego State University
01/00-08/02 Project Assistant (Professor Robert Joe Cutter)
                        University of Wisconsin-Madison
09/98- 05/01 Teaching Assistant
                        Department of East Asian Languages and Literature
                        University of Wisconsin-Madison 
06/99- 08/99 Teaching Assistant
                        Summer Chinese Language, Center for Language Studies
                        Beloit College


Employment

01/04-05/04 Project Assistant (Professor Julia Murray), University of Wisconsin-Madison
        Translated colophons and inscriptions on Chinese paintings
09/03-05/04 Group Leader for Chinese Language Hotline, 
                        University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Hawaii 
                        Coordinated between instructors and project assistants to help Chinese teachers 
                        at all levels from all over the country with Chinese teaching 
08/03-01/04 Project Assistant (Professor Robert Joe Cutter), University of Wisconsin-Madison
01/00-08/02 Project Assistant (Professor Robert Joe Cutter)
                        Assisted with a comprehensive bibliography on fu, and located information and supporting materials for Professor Cutter’s                                     research


Professional Activity and Service

Affiliations
Association for Asian Studies
Association for Asian American Studies
American Oriental Society
Mediaeval Chinese Study Group
International Association of Chinese Linguistics

Offices and Positions
Affiliated Faculty at the Confucius Institute at Rutgers University
Board Director of the New Jersey Chinese Culture Studies Foundation

Kean University
Member, Writing Emphasis Committee, Since Fall 2014
Director, Asian Studies, since Spring 2011
Member, University Curriculum Committee, since Fall 2011
Member, Academic Technology & Multimedia Committee, since May 2010 
Member, Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self Study, Working Group Six on Educational Offering and General Education, since                        Fall 2009
Faculty Advisor, Asian Culture Club since Fall 2009
Member, Campus Cultural committee, since Fall 2008 
Director, Chinese Studies, since Fall 2008
Steering Committee Member, Track Faculty Network (TTFN) at Kean University, from Fall 2007 to Spring 2011
Member, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum Committee, from Fall 2007 to Fall 2009
Faculty Advisor, Chinese Student Association, from Fall 2007 to Spring 2008