Dr. Tiffany Yun-Chu Tsai’s research on Chinese modernity and subjectivity, You Are Whom You Eat: Cannibalism in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film, demonstrates that contemporary writers no longer use the trope of cannibalism to illustrate the split between tradition and modernity. They instead explore it as an allegory of cooperation between tradition and modernity, while also exploring people’s desire to cannibalize – metaphorically and literally – in a market economy.

At The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Dr. Tsai is Assistant Professor of Chinese and Director of the Chinese Program in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. She builds and teaches the curriculum of the Chinese Program, including all levels of Mandarin Chinese and advanced content courses, such as Contemporary Chinese Literature and Film, Chinese Cinema, Sinophone Cinemas, Taiwan Through Media, etc.


Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, University of California, Irvine

M.A. in English, Stony Brook University, State University of New York, Stony Brook

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