Comparative Literature
Department Chair:
Jed Deppman

Administrative Assistant:
Brenda Snell

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8345

King Building 125
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Associate Professor of Chinese and Cinema Studies, Director of East Asian Studies

Contact Information


Peters Hall 314
(440) 775-5315

Personal Office Hours:
Spring 2017 ~ Mondays & Wednesdays: 1:00-2:30 - Or By Appointment

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, 1990
  • Master of Arts, University Wisconsin Madison, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin Madison, 1999

Research Interests:

Adaptation study, history of Chinese cinemas, Chinese and Taiwanese documentary, contemporary Chinese fiction, comparative literature

Teaching Interests:

East Asian Cinema, Chinese-language cinemas, Chinese film and literature, modern Chinese fiction, comparative literature

Deppman is the author of Adapted for the Screen: the Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film (University of Hawai'i Press 2010).  She has published widely on Chinese literature and film in a variety of books and journals, including TV China, positions: east asia cultures critique, Journal of Narrative Theory, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Journal of American Chinese Studies, and Jouvert: Journal of Post-Colonial Studies.