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  • Publish Date:2016/10/11
    Modify Date:2017/03/20
Shiuhhuah Serena Chou
  • Position:Assistant Research Fellow
  • TEL:+886-2-37897245
  • Assistant’s Name:Snow Chen
  • Assistant’s Phone:+886-2-37897222
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Shiuhhuah Serena Chou


  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Southern California. (2007)
  • M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Southern California. (2002)
  • M.A. in English, State University of New York at Buffalo. (1999)
  • B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chung Cheng University. (1997)


  • Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Sun Yat-sen University.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Sun Yat-sen University.
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Feng Chia University.
  • Assistant Lecturer, The Writing Program, University of Southern California.


  • Ecocriticism (Organic Discourse, Environmental Ethics, Pastoral Literature)
  • Agricultural Literature, Environmental Literature (American, Chinese, Japanese)
  • American Literature (American Renaissance, Modern American Fiction)


  • Editorial Board, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies. (2015 - )
  • Secretary General, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment-Taiwan. (2011 - 2013)
  • Executive Committee, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment-Taiwan. (2009 - 2011)


  • Teaching Excellence Award, College of Liberal Arts, National Sun Yat-sen University. (2011)
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Sun Yat-sen University. (2010)
  • Awards for Paper Excellence, National Sun Yat-sen University. (2009, 2013, 2014)
  • Final Year Dissertation Fellowship, University of Southern California. (2005 - 2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa International Graduate Student Award, Southern California. (2005)
  • Teaching Assistantships, University of Southern California (1999 - 2005)


Journal Articles

  1. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “Chinatown and Beyond: Ava Chin, Urban Foraging, and a New American Cityscape.”  ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.  (forthcoming)
  2. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “Agrarianism in the City: Urban Agriculture and the Anthropocene Futurity.”  Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies  43.1 (March 2017).
  3. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “Claiming the Sacred: Indigenous Knowledge, Spiritual Ecology, and the Emergence of Eco-cosmopolitanism.” Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology  12.1 (June 2015): 71-84.
  4. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “Wu’s The Man with the Compound Eyes and the Worlding of Environmental Literature.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture  16.4 (Dec. 2014): Article 3.
  5. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “In Search of a Biotic Community and an Ecocentric Self: Rachel Carson, Deep Ecology, and the Organic Metaphor.” COWRIE: A Journal of Comparative Literature and Culture  2014.2 (Dec. 2014): 59-94.
  6. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “The Secret of Shangri-La: Agricultural Travels and the Rise of Organic Farming Discourse.” Comparative Literature Studies  50.1 (Mar. 2013): 108-19. 
  7. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “Barry Lopez’s Arctic Dreams: Organicism and the Relocation of the Wild.” Foreign Literature Studies  35.1 (Feb. 2013): 24-34. 
  8. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “Working with Nature: David Masumoto and Organic Farming Discourse.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies  35.2 (Sept. 2009): 337-54. 
  9. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “Pruning the Past, Shaping the Future: David Mas Masumoto and Organic Nothingness.” MELUS:  Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States  34.2 (Summer 2009): 157-74. 

Book Chapters

  1. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “The Wild Hunt: Urban Foraging and the Alternative Food Movement.”  Ecocriticism in Taiwan: Identities, Environment, and the Arts.  Ed. Chia-ju Chang and Scott Slovic.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.  133-41.
  2. 周序樺。〈有無相生:美國有機農業論述與農業倫理〉。《生態文學概論》。蔡振興 (編)。台北:書林,2013。頁 221-39。
  3. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “Sense of Wilderness, Sense of Time: Mingyi Wu’s Nature Writing and the Aesthetics of Change.”  East Asian Ecocriticisms: A Critical Reader.  Ed. Simon C. Estok and  Won-Chung Kim.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.  145-63. 中文翻譯請參閱〈荒野情、時間性:吳明益的自然書寫與變的環境美學
  4. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “Elegy for Yellow Butterfly Valley: The Myth of Dam Construction vs. Chung T’ie-min’s Reclamation of Hakka Heritage in Meinung, Taiwan.” An Interpretive Turn: Essays on Cultural Expressions of Art and Literature in the 19th and 20th Centuries.  Ed. Heh-Hsiang Yuan and  Shu-Fang Lai.  Taipei: Bookman, 2010.  225-47.

Books Edited

  1. 孫紹誼、周序樺編。《由文入藝:張錯先生榮退紀念文集》。台北:書林,2017。
  2. Tsai, Robin Chen-hsing, Shiuhhuah Serena Chou, and Guy Redmer, eds.  Key Readings in Ecocriticism.  Taipei: Bookman, 2015.

Other Publications

  1. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena. “An Introduction to William Cronon’s ‘The Trouble with Wilderness; Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.’”  Key Readings in Ecocriticism.  Ed. Robin Chen-hsing Tsai, Shiuhhuah Serena Chou, and Guy Redmer.  Taipei: Bookman, 2015.  93-94.


Research Projects

  1. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena.  Natural Order: Early American Organic Agriculture Writing  (MOST-103-2410-H-001-101-MY3).  
  2. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena.  Annie Proulx’s Western Fiction: The Construction of Place through Farming and Landscape  (NSC-101-2410-H-001-110-MY2).
  3. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena.  Weeds are Us?: Japanese American Agrarianism and Agriculture Writing Revisited  (NSC-99-2410-H-018-MY2).
  4. Chou, Shiuhhuah Serena.  Farmers of Forty Centuries: F. H. King’s Organic Farming Writing  (NSC-98-2410-H-110-063).