Zhange Ni, Asst. Prof, Department of Religion and Culture.

ZHANGE NI

Zhange Ni

Associate Professor

Office

205 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-1823

Email

Department Membership

Religion and Culture

Expertise

  • Religion and literature
  • Critical theory and cultural criticism
  • Secularism and religion-making in East Asia
  • Transnational youth culture
  • Women and gender studies 

Professional Activities

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Modern Language Association

Education

  • Ph. D. Religion and Literature, University of Chicago Divinity School

Selected Publications

Books

The Pagan Writes Back: When World Religion Meets World Literature (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015).

Articles

“Reading in the Postsecular World,” in Susan M. Felch, ed., Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), 51–67.

“Strange Paradise: Wrestling with the Golem and Double Idolatry in Cynthia Ozick’s Puttermesser Papers,” Literature and Theology 29 no.1 (2015): 66–85.

“Making Religion, Making the New Woman: Reading Su Xuelin’s Autobiographical Novel Jixin (Thorny Heart),” in Ping Yao, Jinghua Jia, and Xiaofei Kang, eds., Gendering Chinese Religions (New York: SUNY Press, 2014), 71–99.

“Japan’s Orient and Animal Theology in Shūsaku Endō’s Deep River,” The Journal of American Academy of Religion 81, no. 3 (2013): 669–697.

Sponsored Research

The Child & the Sovereign: Religion, Violence, and Transnational Youth Culture (book project sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences summer stipend, 2015, 2016)