Xu Xu

Position: Assistant Professor

Department:  English Language and Literature

Office: Anspach 226

Email: xu3x@cmich.edu


Areas of Expertise

Children's Literature, Childhood Studies, Women's and Gender Studies,



PhD, The Pennsylvania State University—University Park, 2013


Selected Publications:

"Translation, Hybridization, and Modernization: John Dewey and Children's Literature in Early Twentieth-Century China." Children's Literature in Education 44.3 (2013): 222−237.

"Imaginations of the Nation: Childhood and Children's Literature in Modern China." (Re)imagining the World: Children's Literature's Response to Changing Times. Eds. Yan Wu, Kerry Mallan, and Roderick McGillis. New York: Springer, 2013. 69−80.

"'Chairman Mao's Child': Sparkling Red Star and the Construction of Children in the Chinese Cultural Revolution." Children's Literature Association Quarterly 36.4 (2011): 381−409. Selected as Runner-up to the Children's Literature Association Best Article Award in 2011