Pamela Hunt


Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Faculty Address:

China Centre


Research Interests: 

Postsocialist Chinese literature and film, mobility, masculinity. 

Courses Taught:

I have taught classes in modern Chinese literature, modern Chinese film, comparative literature, and translation at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Recent and Current Projects:

My previous research focused on representations of masculinity and rebellion in post-1989 Chinese fiction.

My current project considers the connection between literature and mobility in China since 1992. I explore how travel is represented in post-reform texts, and how the field itself is shaped by new possibilities of movement.


May 2022. Rebel Men: Masculinity and Attitude in Postsocialist Chinese Literature. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. 

March 2020 . 'The Road Home: Rebellion, the Market and Masculinity in the Han Han Phenomenon'China Perspectives 2020-3, 29-37. 

October 2018. Review Essay. 'Studying Men and Women in Contemporary China'Twentieth Century China 43 (3) , 293-306.

2018.  ‘Global and Local Phallic Creativity: Intertextuality in Feng Tang’s Construction of Masculinity’, in Song Geng and Derek Hird (eds), The Cosmopolitan Dream: Transnational Chinese Masculinities in a Global Age. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

December 2016. ‘Drifting Through the Capital: “Floating” Migrants and Masculinity in Xu Zechen’s Fiction’, The Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, 1-34. [Winner of the 2016 BACS Early Career Researcher Prize]

Seminar series:

Convenor of the short seminar series 'Restless China'. The weekly series explores how mobility in China and Sinophone regions shapes and is represented in contemporary art, literature, film and theatre. 

Pamela Hunt