Xurong Kong

Assistant Professor of History


Expertise: Chinese literature, medieval China, History of Chinese civilization, culture, painting, poetry, the Silk Road, modern China

Biography: Dr. Kong is a Professor of Chinese Literature and Civilization in History Department, director of Chinese Studies and Asian Studies.

Her research focuses on early medieval Chinese poetry. She also works on issues of modern culture, lending her training in classical literature and art to these inquiries.

She has written on the third century poetic development, individual poets such as Fu Xuan and Tao Yuanming, military uniform as fashion during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976),  and two books translating the History of the Later Han and the Selections from Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government into English for China Book Company.

Her current research project aims to close the gap between the study of Silk Road and the study of the third century literary writing in China.

Besides research and teaching, Dr. Kong is also passionate about delivering public talks. Dr. Kong has lectured at the following institutes and organizations: Hong Kong Baptist University, Renmin University of China, Hebei Normal University, Sichuan Normal University, Jilin University, Langfang Teachers College, Capital Normal University of China, Pascack Valley High School, Jiexiu Government, and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

In the Media:

Humanities, Cross-discipline, and Sciences, China Science News--High Education Weekly, Sept. 24, 2015

Dr. Kong Xurong Visiting Jiexiu, Jiexiu Newspaper, July 7, 2015

Chinese Culture in America, Shanxi Pics, Dec. 16, 2014

Chinese Cultural Projects, World Journal, April 16, 2010

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