Michel Hockx

Professor of Chinese Literature; Director, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies

2150A Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-4409

Michel Hockx

Areas of expertise: Modern Chinese literature and language, print culture, Internet culture, censorship, digital humanities, poetry and poetics

Michel Hockx is professor of Chinese Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

As director of one of the 9 international academic units within the Keough School, he is a member of the Keough School’s Leadership Council.

Hockx previously served as professor of Chinese and director of the China Institute at SOAS, University of London, where he oversaw a community of 50 China scholars in a dozen disciplinary departments. He has published widely, both in English and in Chinese, on topics related to modern Chinese poetry and literary culture, especially early 20th-century Chinese magazine literature and print culture and contemporary Internet literature. His latest book, Internet Literature in China, was listed by Choice magazine as one of the “Top 25 Outstanding Academic Titles of 2015.” His ongoing research focuses on the effects of moral censorship on the preservation and digitization of modern Chinese cultural products.

Hockx studied Chinese language and literature at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where he earned his Ph.D., and at Liaoning and Peking universities in China. In addition to his scholarly work he has also been active as a translator of modern Chinese literature into his native Dutch.