“History as Taught in American Colleges.” 11th Sino-American
Conference on Education, Taiyuan, Shanxi, June 12-16, 2006.
“’History and Memory’ in American Studies of Modern Chinese
Literature: A View from the Discipline of History.” Sponsored
lecture, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia
Sinica, Taiwan, June 22, 2006.
“The Nostalgia of China’s Ex-Rightists.” Conference on
“Historical Trauma and Literary Memory,” Institute of Chinese
Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, November 6, 2006.
"Shen Congwen and the Imperfect Paradise of His Literary World."
Swarthmore College, PA, March 29, 2007.
“An Abortive Domestic Response to Chinese Corruption:
Exposure in Fiction and Film.” Colloquium on “Impunity and
Public Morality,” Asian Studies Center of Michigan State
University, East Lansing, MI, November 6, 2007.
"Recent Chinese Novels and Films about Official Corruption: Is This
Realism?" Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and
Cultures, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, April 7, 2008.
“Teaching the History of Ethnic Minorities: American History
and Chinese History.” 12th Conference on Sino-American Education,
hosted by Hunter College, CCNY, and New York City Technical
College, June 9-11, 2008.
“Life, Death, Memory, and Understanding: The Passionist Fathers in
West Hunan, China.” The Passionist Historical Archives, Union
City, NJ, April 24, 2009, 4-hr. colloquium.
Lecture and panel participation
With Chinese writer Da Chen, “Chinese History through the Lens of
Literature,” kickoff event of the China Festival at Montclair State
University, Montclair, NJ, February 24, 2010.
“Literature: Shen Congwen’s Regional Perspective,” NEH Summer
Institute of China Institute and Columbia University, “Living and
Being ‘Chinese’: Geographic and Ethnic Diversity in China,”
Columbia University, July 31, 2007.
By Harriet Gilbert, with Diane Wei Liang, on Chinese crime fiction,
for “The Word,” BBC World Radio 4, recorded October 2, 2007,
broadcast October 23, 2007.
For the Shanghai Television Documentary Channel, series called
Masters (on twentieth century Chinese intellectuals), program on
Shen Congwen; series director, Ying Weiwei. December 20, 2007, New
Panel 222 at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian
Studies in Atlanta, GA: "Screening Pathology: Uncanny Modernity,
Body Politics and New Chinese Cinema," April 6, 2008.
For four papers in Panel 115 at the annual meeting of the
Association for Asian Studies in Chicago, IL: “Performing
Memory and Narrating Trauma in Contemporary Chinese Autobiography,”
March 27, 2009.