Nick Tsung-Che Lu
Assistant Professor of English
Nick Tsung-Che Lu (he, him; published as “Nick T. C. Lu”) is a scholar and educator in contemporary Anglophone, World, and East Asian literatures. His research and teaching interests include postcolonial theory, Asian Diaspora studies, social justice, and human geography. Lu is a co-editor of Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Justice (2023). His other academic works have appeared in Research in African Literatures and other venues.
PhD, English, University of North Texas
MA, English, Chinese Culture University
BA, Asia University
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Postcolonial literature and theory, world literatures, critical theory, human geography.
Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Justice. London: Routledge, 2023 (co-edited with Masood Ashraf Raja).
“Social Justice: A Philosophical Introduction.” Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Justice edited by Masood Ashraf Raja and Nick T. C. Lu, Routledge, 2023 (co-written with Hue Woodson).
“Class-Nation, Nation-Class: Anticolonial Marxism as Justice Politics for Redistribution and Recognition in Yang Kui’s ‘Newspaper Carrier’ and ‘A Model Village’.” Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Justice edited by Masood Ashraf Raja and Nick T. C. Lu, Routledge, 2023.
“Nationalism in Postcolonial Studies: A Case for Hybridity.” Decolonizing Colonial Development Model: A New Postcolonial Critique edited by Fidelis Allen and Luke Amadi, Lexington Books, 2022, pp. 23-42.
“Between Tradition and Modernity: Practical Resistance and Reform of Culture in Flora Nwapa’s Efuru,” Research in African Literatures, vol. 50, no. 2, 2019, pp. 123-141.
“Monroe Work’s Negro Year Book: An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro 1918-1919.” Bureaucracy: A Love Story, edited by Gabriel Cervantes, Dahlia Porter, Ryan Skinnell, and Kelly Wisecup, University of North Texas Press, 2017, pp. 68-70
Speaker. “Reading the Geographical Unconscious: Postcolonial Despair and Revolutionary Hope in The Dragon Can’t Dance and Two Island Stories from Taiwan.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). March 16-19, 2023.
Co-Chair and Respondent. “Ethics of Postcolonial Translation: Exploring New Modes of Power and Resistance in Transcultural Exchanges.” ACLA. June 15-18, 2022.
Chair. “The Postcolonial Islands, Their Challenge and Sensibilities.” ACLA. April 8-11, 2021.
Speaker. “The Struggle of Geographical Narratives in Colonial Taiwan.” ACLA. April 8-11, 2021.
Speaker. “Hybridization of the City Space: Anti-Nationalism in Zhu Tianxin’s ‘The Old Capital’.” ACLA. March 7-10, 2019.