Dr Lai Henderson, Selina 黎雪蓮
Dr. Selina Lai-Henderson recently obtained her Ph.D. in American Studies from The University of Hong Kong, where she currently teaches courses on American literature and cultures. She conducted part of her doctoral research on the relationship between Mark Twain and China at Stanford University as a Fulbright scholar. She was the recipient of the Three-Minute Thesis Award and the Li Ka Shing Best Thesis Prize.
Her manuscript, Mark Twain in China (forthcoming, Stanford University Press), examines the little known yet intriguing relationship between Mark Twain and China by looking at how Twain’s travels overseas influenced his views on race and the forging of an anti-imperialist position in relation to the Chinese community at home and abroad. After his death in 1910, his body of works was widely studied and translated in China throughout the twentieth century. Exploring the Chinese translations ofHuckleberry Finn, Dr. Lai-Henderson’s work discusses how American race relations get transposed into other cultural contexts, and whether the critiques of racism embodied in Twain's work get passed on to readers in China.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2012-11-01||Li Ka Shing Prize: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2011-03-01||First runner-up and book prize: Three-Minute Thesis Contest||Research Achievement|
|2011-03-01||Fulbright Junior Research Visiting Fellowship: Fulbright||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|03/2015||Member||Salzburg Seminar on Global American Studies|
|09/2015||Member||American Studies Association|
|09/2015||Member||Modern Language Association|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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