Nicholas A. Kaldis

Associate Professor; Director of Chinese Studies; TRIP Courtesy Title

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)


Nick Kaldis teaches courses related to 20th-century Chinese fiction, poetry, cinema, and translation. He is author of The Chinese Prose Poem: A Study of Lu Xun’s Wild Grass (Cambria 2014), and has published widely on topics related to modern fiction, poetry, nature writing, and contemporary film from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has also published translations of Chinese-language poetry, theater and theoretical essays.


  • Phd, MA, Ohio State University
  • MA, Purdue University
  • BA, Ohio University

Research Interests

  • Aesthetic Cognition in the Fiction and Film of China & Taiwan
  • Psychoanalytic Theory and Chinese Cultural Production
  • Chinese-to-English Translation
  • Lu Xun Studies

Teaching Interests

  • 20th Century Chinese Literature
  • Fiction and Film in Post-colonial Taiwan
  • Sinophone Cinemas
  • Intersections of Western Theory and Chinese Culture
  • Chinese-to-English Translation
  • Writing and Composition
  • Chinese Language