Associate Professor - Modern Chinese Literature, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.
Larissa Heinrich received her Master’s degree in Chinese Literature from Harvard University in 1995, and the Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002. Previously she taught at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; as a visitor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. She has received fellowships, research support, and publication subsidies from the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, the Association for Asian Studies, and others. Her research interests include literary and cultural figurings of science and medicine; cultural notions of authenticity, copyright, replication, and reproduction; the use of visual culture in literary studies; science fiction and utopian imaginings; and global queer cultures. She is co-editor with Fran Martin of Embodied Modernities: Corporeality and Representation in Chinese Cultures(University of Hawai’i Press, 2006).
Larissa Heinrich specializes in Visual Culture; Literary and Cultural History; Cultural and Literary Studies of Medicine and Science; Transnational Culture.
1."How China Became the Cradle of Smallpox: Transformations in Discourse, 1726-2002,"
positions: east asia cultures critique, 15.1 (2007): 7-34.
2. "The Pathological Empire: Early Medical Photography in China," History of Photography, 30.1
3. "The Establishment of 'Urban Health Demonstration Districts' and the Supervision of Life and
Death in Early Republican Beijing," by Yang Nianqun [Translation]. East Asian Science,
Technology, and Medicine, v. 22 (2004): 68-95.
1. The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body Between China and the West, Chapel
Hill: Duke University Press, 2008.
年版 ["The Pathological Body: Lam Qua's Medical Paintings," trans. Liu Xian, in Xinshixue pinglun