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Visiting Chinese Scholars

Open Invitation to Chinese Scholars to Visit the Faulkner Center

The Faulkner Center extends an invitation to Chinese Faulkner scholars living in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong who would benefit from an extended period of study and research related to William Faulkner.

Visiting scholars will be granted Visiting Research Scholar status and will study Faulkner with Professor Christopher Rieger, the Director of the Center for Faulkner Studies, and Professor Emeritus Robert W. Hamblin, the Founding Director of the Center for Faulkner Studies. The scholars will also have the opportunity to visit classes in American literature taught by various members of the English Department, as well as participate in a number of cultural exchange activities. The scholars will also travel to Oxford, Mississippi, to view Faulkner’s hometown which provides the setting of his novels and stories.

While Southeast Missouri State University is unable to provide any financial support to the visiting Chinese scholars, the university will help the scholars obtain a visa and travel forms, waive all normal academic fees, provide office and study space, and assist in locating housing on or adjacent to the campus.

Chinese Faulkner scholars interested in spending several weeks or months at the Faulkner Center should send a resumé and a one-page study/research proposal via electronic mail to For more information contact Dr. Christopher Rieger at

History and Accomplishments

Since 2005 more than twenty Chinese scholars from the People's Republic of China have visited the Center for Faulkner Studies—for periods ranging from three to twelve months—to study the works of William Faulkner and to conduct research in the Louis Daniel Brodsky Collection of Faulkner materials.

Dr. Kang Yi, Dr. Wang Lili, and Dr. Bai Jing are translating, “Faulkner and Morrison,” an essay collection from Southeast Missouri State University’s Faulkner Conference, into Chinese with the intentions of distributing to scholars in the People’s Republic of China.

Previous Visiting Scholars

Beijing Foreign Studies University
Fangmu Li

Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha
Pi Aihong
Chen Lan

Chang’an University
Lei Hong Zhen
Sun Yu
Yang Li
Kang Jing
Wang Xiaorong
Jia Qiuyan

Chengdu University of Information and Technology
Wang Dong Mei

Harbin Engineering University
Bai Jing

Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Xiao Yaping

Jinan University
Li Changlei
Wang Xiumei

Nanjing Normal University
Zhu Tingting
Han Qiqun

Ocean University of China
Li Megyu

Qingdao University
Kong Qinghua
Xia Jun
Li Zhaozhaun
Tang Liwei

Weifang Vocational College
Yue Guixiang

Xidian University of Xi'an
Guo Xiaohua

For more information, contact:

Christopher Rieger, Director
Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Or e-mail the Center at


(573) 651-2620
Kent Library 406
Center for Faulkner Studies
One University Plaza, MS 4600
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701