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Nick Admussen

Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Director of the Contemporary China Initiative (2018-2019)
Nick Admussen

Nick Admussen holds an M.F.A. in poetry writing from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph. D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton. At Cornell, his teaching centers on modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture. His first book manuscript is called Recite and Refuse: Contemporary Chinese Prose Poetry, and he is also working on research into Lu Xun's Wild Grass, as well as translations of contemporary poetry and prose.


  • "Trading Metaphors: Chinese Prose Poetry and the Reperiodization of the Twentieth Century" in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 22 no. 2.
  • "A Music for Baihua: Lu Xun, Wild Grass, and 'A Good Story'" in Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, no. 31.
  • "Introduction: The Title of Yecao" and "The Poetics of Hinting in Wild Grass" in the Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese, vol. 11 no. 2.