Liu, Lydia

Jill LeVine

Lydia H. Liu is a theorist of media and translingual practices and a scholar of modern Chinese literature and culture.  She is the W. T. Tam Professor in the Humanities in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and at the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University.  Besides The Freudian Robot, featured in her Rorotoko interview, she is the author of The Clash of Empires: The Invention of China in Modern World Making (2004), Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity (1995) and other works in English and Chinese.

On Rorotoko:

On her book The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious
(Our Cover Feature of June 12, 2011)