Professor Zhou Xian obtained his B.A. (literature) from Nanjing Normal University, M.A. (aesthetics) from Peking University and Ph.D. (theater studies) from Nanjing University. He is the Chair Professor of Cheung Kong Scholar Program at the Art Institute of Nanjing University, founding Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies, and the visiting professor at Soongsil University (1994), Duke University (2006), Université d'Artois (2010), Lingnan University (2016) and others.
Research areas include aesthetics, literary theory, art theory and history, visual culture, and cultural studies and so on. Author of Cultural Representation and Cultural Studies (Shanghai Peoples’ Publishing House, 2015, 3rd Edition), From Literary Disciplines and Cultural Critique (Yilin Press, 2015), What is Aesthetics (Peking University Press, 2015, 3rd Edition), The Turn of Visual Cultaure (Peking University Press, 2008), Critique of Aesthetic Modernity (The Commercial Press, 2005); co-editor of Journal of Cultural Studies in China. Author of over 100 articles with contributions to leading journals in Chinese and English. He teaches specialized courses on aesthetics, art theory and history, visual culture.
Address: IAS, 9 floor, Yifuguan, Nanjing University, 22 Hankou Road, 210093, Nanjing, PR China.