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I Lo-fen (Associate Professor)

Name

I, Lo Fen

Title

Associate Professor(with tenure)

Division

Chinese

Email

ilofen@ntu.edu.sg

Blog

http://lofenyi.blogspot.com/
https://nanyang.academia.edu/lofen

Address

48 Nanyang Avenue, SHHK-03-03, Singapore 639818

Tel

(65) 6790-6303

Fax

(65) 6795-6525

Academic
Qualifications

Ph.D., 1995 Department of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University, Taiwan ​
M.A., 1990 Department of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
B.A., 1987 Department of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Service to Academic Community

Founder and Honorary President of the Text and Image Studies Society, Singapore (2017-)
Board Member, China Su Shi Studies Society (2017-)
International Board Member, Korea Society of East Asian Comparative Literature (2015-)
Academic Board, Confucius Institute, NTU (2014-)
Columnist for Lianhe Zaobao(2007-)

Research Expertise

Text and image studies
Su Shi studies
East Asian literature and intercultural exchanges
Singapore literature, history, and arts studies.

Summary of Working/
Research Experience

2006 - present
Associate Professor (with tenure), Division of Chinese, NTU
Invited Research Fellows, Centre for Chinese Language and Culture, NTU

April-July, 2018
Invited Co-teaching Associate Professor
Stanford University, USA

July 2014- June 2016
Head, Division of Chinese, NTU

2001 - 2006
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Feb. 2004-Jan. 2005
Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taipei Education University, Taiwan

Sep. 2002-Aug.2003
Visiting Professor, The East Asian Institute, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

1996 - 2001
Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

1995-1996
Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

1990-1995
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Overseas Invited
Visiting Positions

Wu Han University, China (2019)
Renmin University of China, China (2019)
Seoul University, Korea (2018)
Stanford University, USA (April-June, 2018)
Beijing University, China (2014)
Institute of Oriental Culture, Tokyo University, Japan (Nov.- Dec. 2013)
The East Asian Institute, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea (May 2013 - Jan. 2014)
National Nara Women’s University, Japan (2010)
Nanjing University, China (2010)
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Japan (2004)
The East Asian Institute, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea (September 2002-August 2003)
Institute of Oriental Culture, Tokyo University, Japan (2001)

Research Awards

Singapore National Art Council Publication, 2015
Excellent Book of National Museum of Taiwan Literature, 2015
Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Research Investigators, Taiwan, 2004.
Award of Wu Da-You Foundation, National Science Council, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2004.
Excellent Academic Work Award of Sichuan Provincial Government, China, 2003.
Award of Research, National Science Council, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (1996-1999).

Courses Offered

​Undergraduate Courses

  • HC2004 Literature of Yuan, Ming and Qing 
  • HC2010 Classical Chinese Fiction 
  • HC2011 Tang Poetry 
  • HC3011 Studies of Selected Poets 
  • HC3017 Text and Image Studies
  • HC4014 Special Topics in Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies
  • HC4015 Special Topics in Classical Chinese Literature (in Mandarin) 
  • HC4019 Chinese Literary Canon and Images of Art
  • HC4099 Graduation Project

Graduate Courses

  • HC7012 Research and Methodology
  • HC7015 Study of Text and Image and East Cultural Interaction​
  • HC7888 Directed Reading

Recent Publications

I Lo-fen, The Art of Su Dongpo's Calligraphy (書藝東坡). Shanghai Chinese Classics Publishing House, 2019. (ISBN: 9787532590780)(One of the Ten Best Art History books selected by readers in 2019, China) 8.8 points on Douban Book review.

I Lo-fen, Gorgeous Nanyang: Arts, Advertisements, Crossover Singapore(南洋風華:藝文.廣告.跨界新加坡). Singapore, Global Publishing, 2016 (Funded by Singapore National Art Council, Presentation & Participation Grant)(Selected One of the Best Books by Lainhe Zaobao, 2016)

Selected Publications

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