Robin Visser, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill













Robin Visser 魏若冰is Assistant Professor in Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds degrees from University of Michigan (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude) and Columbia University (M.A., Ph.D. Chinese). Visser is the author of Cities Surround the Countryside: Urban Aesthetics in Postsocialist China (Duke University Press, forthcoming 2009). Her recent articles and book chapters on Chinese urban planning and urban culture include “Diagnosing Beijing 2020: Mapping the Ungovernable City.” Footprint: Delft School of Design Journal. Vol. 2 (Spring 2008): 15-29; 《“想象中的城市: 中国当代城市规划与美学批评》, 《方法与个案:文化研究演讲集》,孙晓忠编,上海书店出版社, 2008年。 第431-445页。[“The Imagined City: Urban Planning and Aesthetic Criticism in Contemporary China.” In Methodology and Case Studies: Collected Lectures on Cultural Studies. Ed. Sun Xiaozhong. Shanghai: Shanghai Bookstore Press, 2008. 431-445]; “Spaces of Disappearance: 1990s Beijing Art, Film, and Fiction in Dialogue with Urbanization.” In China’s New Literary and Cultural Scenes at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century. Ed. Jie Lu. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. 223-255.