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Professor and Writer in Residence Alex Kuo



Alex Kuo is Professor Emeritus in English. He taught creative writing (fiction, poetry, non-fiction), Native American literature and western American culture.

New appointment:  Adjunct Professor, Beijing Forestry University


His publications include more than 350 poems, stories, essays and photographs in magazines, newspapers and anthologies, and the books The Window Tree (poems) in 1974, New Letters from Hiroshima (poems) in 1974, Changing the River (poems) in 1986, Chinese Opera (novel) in 1998, This Fierce Geography (poems) in 1998,Lipstick and Other Stories (short stories) in 2001, Panda Diaries (novel) in 2006.Lipstick and Other Stories was awarded the American Book Award for Fiction in 2002.

Three new books: My Private China, shanghai.shanghai.shanghai, Meeting Words at the Gate, and Mao’s Kisses A Novel of June 4, 1878


Distinguished Writer-in-Residence appointments at Fudan University,
Beijing Forestry University, Knox College, Mercy Corps.

Three National Endowment for the Arts awards; grants from the United
Nations, Idaho, Washington; Lingnan Foundation American Studies
Professorship; Senior Fulbright; Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residency.

Consultant to National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts
Commission, Idaho Commission on the Arts, Whiting Foundation, Native
American Rights Fund, Philbrook Art Museum, Newport’s Martin Luther King
Center, Artist Trust, Western Interstate Arts Commission.