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Howard Y. F. Choy, Ph.D.

Howard Choy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(937) 327-6354
Hollenbeck Hall 226

Howard Choy, Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Cultural Studies, received his Ph.D. in comparative literature and humanities from the University of Colorado.

A journalist and theater critic from Hong Kong, he joined the Wittenberg faculty in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and East Asian Studies in 2007. His research interests focus on Chinese culture and literature, with the most recent project being a comparative study of political jokes across mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. Currently editing a book on the discourses of disease in modern China and a volume of Liu Zaifu's selected essays, he is the author of Remapping the Past: Fictions of History in Deng's China, 1979-1997 (2008) and the assistant author of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism (2005).

He has also published a number of articles and translations in major scholarly journals, including positions, American Journal of Chinese Studies, and Asian Theatre Journal. Dr. Choy has also taught at Stanford University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. His teaching includes all levels of the Chinese language, business Chinese, translation workshop, and courses in Chinese cinema, culture and literature. He serves as the faculty advisor of Wittenberg's East Asian Studies Journal.

Academic Background:

  • Ph.D. University of Colorado
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