• 1991 Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, US
  • 1984 M.A., Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, US
  • 1982 B.A., Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, US
  • 2000-8 Professor, English Department, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan.
  • 1991-9  Associate Professor, English Department, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan.  
  • 1994-5  Visiting Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, 
    Berkeley, US.  
  • 1989-90  Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages, National Sun Yat-sun University, Kao-Hsiung, Taiwan.
  • Gender/Sexuality Studies
  • Cultural Studie
  • "Feminist Knots: Shades of the Bondmaid-Concubine in Sex and Domestic Work," Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Routledge UK, forthcoming December 2002.
  • "Parasites and Prostitutes in the House of State Feminism," Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Routledge UK, 1:2, August 2000.
  • "Very Close to Yinfu and Enu, or How to Read Jin Ping Mei (1695) and Enu Shu (1995)", in Chung Wai Literary Monthly, Vol. 26:2, July 1997.
  • "Tears of Ressentiment: Zhang Zhupo's Jin Ping Mei" in Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, Duke UP, vol. 3, no. 3, winter 1997.
  • "Red Shoes, Feetwraps and the Swing" ("Qiuqian, Jiaodai, Hungshuixie") in Chung Wai Literary Monthly, Vol. 22:6, Nov. 1993.
  • Co-organizer of the Cultural Construction of Gender: Gender, Text and Body Politics---An International Conference, at National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 24-25, 1997.
  • Respondent and co-organizer, "Workshop on the Politics and Practices of Reading", held at the Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley, April 1995.
  • "Seeing Double, or Shades of the Bondmaid-Concubine in Sex and Domestic Work" at the Cultural Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Dec.,  2002.
  • "Bird-Animals and Crocodiles" at the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Tampere, Finland.2002, 06
  •  "Feminist Knots: Bondmaid-Concubines, Sex Workers, Migrant Maids" at the Workshop on Feminisms in Asia, Bangalore, India, Oct., 2001.
  • "Feminist Knots: Bondmaid-Concubines, Sex Workers, and Foreign Female Domestics" at the Project for Critical Asian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, May, 2001. 
  • "Cats, Flies and Feminisms in Taiwan" at the 2000 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, Dec., 2000.
  • "Shifting Grounds, Shadow Subjects: cats and Dogs in Some Feminist Classrooms" at the Asian Women Studies Curriculum Development Conference, Nationl Tsing-hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Nov.,1999.
  • "Crocodile Skin, Lesbian Stuffing, Half-Man Half-Horse Qiu Miaojin" (with Liu Ren Peng), paper presented at The Second Super-Slim International Conference on Politics of Gender/Sexuality, NCU, Chungli, Taiwan, Nov, 1999. 
  • "Cat-Dogs, Bondmaid-Concubines and the Feminist Intellectual" paper presented at the Feminism and Feminism and Alternative Subjectivities Conference, Taipei, Taiwan (in Chinese), Oct. ,1999. 
  • "Reticent Poetics Queer Politics," paper presented at The Second Super-Slim International Conference on Politics of Gender/Sexuality, NCU, Chungli, Taiwan, Oct.,1998.
  • "Parasites and Prostitutes in the House of State Feminism," paper presented at  Problematising Asia-Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, July, 1998.
  • "The Formation of Jin-ology," paper presented in Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Tampere, Finland, June, 1998.
  • "Shades and Shadows in a Chung-li Classroom,"  paper presented at The Second FLLD Cultural Studies Curriculum Development Symposium, Dong Hai University, Taichung, Taiwan, June 13, 1998.
  • "A Land Where Cats Do Not Sing," talk given at the Tien Foundation, "The Sexual Politics of Feminist Utopias" Mini-Conference,  Center for the Study of Sexuality and Difference, National Central University, Taipei, Taiwan, December, 1997.
  • "Very Close to Yinfu and Enu, or How to Read Jin Ping Mei (1695) and Enu Shu (1995)", talk given at the English Department faculty colloquium, June 13, 1997. And at the Chinese Department Faculty Reading Group, National Taiwan University, June 21, 1997.
  • "Metastases of Desire, A Cure for Melancholy: Yuan Hongdao and the Oifa (the Seven Stimuli)", paper given at the Cultural Construction of Gender: Gender, Text and Body Politics---An International Conference, at National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 24-25, 1997.
  • "Very Close to Yinfu and Enu, or How to Read Jin Ping Mei (1695) and Enu Shu (1995)", paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies 49th Annual meeting, March 13-16, 1997, Chicago, Illinois. (in English)
  • "Obscene Texts, Lascivious Women, Female Ejecta: Whose Pleasure and What Politics of Reading?" talk given at the "Remapping Desire in Literature, Culture and Sexual Preferences" Symposium at National Taiwan University, April 1996.
  • "Jin Shengtan's Primer for Male Heirs to the Empire," paper presented at the 48th Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 1996. (in English)
  • "Situated Readings", talk given at the "Workshop on Woman, Culture and Difference", University of Washington at Seattle, May 1995. (in English)
  • "Tears of Ressentiment: Reading Zhang Zhupo Reading Jin Ping Mei", paper presented at the 47th Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA, April 1995. (in English)
  • "Of Cats, Dogs and Death: Politics of the Obscene in Jin Ping Mei," paper given at the Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley, symposium: "Desire, Sexuality and the Body in Late Imperial and Modern China Symposium," Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley, US., October 1994. (in English)
  • "Violence and Seduction: Where Shui Hu Zhuan Interfaces Jin Ping Mei," paper given at the Fourth International Conference of the American Association of Chinese Comparative Literature (AACCL), Princeton University, USA, June 1994. (in English)
  • "Masochistic Loves: Reading Chiung Yao Soap Operas", speech given at the Tien Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, May 1994.
  • "Who's Afraid of Pan Jin Lian", speech given at National Normal University, English Department, Graduate Student Association, Taipei, Taiwan, May 1993.
  • "Jin Ping Mei and the Uses of Female Ejecta", paper given at the National Comparative Literature Conference, National Central University, Chung-li, Taiwan, May 1992.
 
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Obscene Things: Sexual Politics in Jin Ping Mei. 
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Book Review on Obscene Things

Looking at `Jin Ping Mei' in light of Taiwan's sexual revolution

By Bradley Winterton
台北時報 Taipei Times Sunday, Dec 15, 2002,Page 18
Local scholar Naifei Ding examines old interpretations of the ancient classic that was banned in China and offers a radical new one of her own...

Intersections Review

By Louise Edwards
Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context Issue 9,
August 2003
Ding Naifei has written a highly original study of one of China's most important novels...

Obscene Things: Sexual Politics in Jin Ping Mei, by Naifei Fing

By Keith McMahon
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
12 2003 63:2. p.500-507
In Obscene Things, Ding Naifei provides us with the first major reading of the sixteenth-century novel Jin Ping Mei in terms of the material and social-symbolic conditions that allowed it to emerge in the Ming...

Naifei Ding, Obscene Things: Sexual Politics in Jin ping Mei

By Giovanni Vitiello
China Review International
Vol. 10, Number 1, Spring 2003
Obscene Things is an important book. It features a wealth of original insights and posed a number of crucial questions that points at previously uncharted critical directions within Jin Ping Mei studies....

Obscene Things: Sexual Politics in Jin Ping Mei, by Naifei Ding

By Karl Kao
The China Review
Vol. 3, No.2, Fall 2003
Generally speaking, this is a highly sophisticated study of gender politics; it offers a nuanced rereading of Jin Ping Mei in terms of reader positionality in relation not only to gender difference but also to class and socioeconomic status.

Obscene Things:Sexual Politics in Jin Ping Mei

By Nicholas KOSS
中國文哲研究集刊第二十五期 p.349-352
2004.9
Obscene Things: Sexual Politics in Jin Ping Mei is a landmark in Jin-ology. Professor Ding has offered a feminist reading of JPM that future critics must take into consideration, and she has contexualized the novel and its over four-hundred-year history for readers of the twenty-first century.

 

  • 1987 Jean Baudrillard, "The Year 2000 Will Not Come to Pass," in Arthur and Marilouise Kroker (eds.), Body Invaders: Panic Sex in America.  Montreal: New World Perspectives, pp. 35-44.  From Jean Baudrillard, "l'an 2000 ne passera pas," Traverses (Paris), no. 33/34, 1985, pp. 8-16.
  • 1995, April Co-organizer and respondent, "Workshop on the Politics and Practices of Reading," Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley.
  • 1997, May. Co-organizer and paper presenter, "Cultural Construction of Gender: Gender, Text and Body Politics--An International Conference," Tsing-hua National University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.
  • 1991-5 Editorial Collective, Isle Margin Journal(島嶼邊緣), Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 1991-7 Board of Directors, Awakening Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 1995 Center for the Study of Sexuality and Difference, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan.
  • 1996 Editorial Board, 台灣社會研究 Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 1997 Editorial Board, The UTS Review: Cultural Studies and New Writing, Sydney, Australia.
  • 1998 Editorial Board, Asian Journal of Women's Studies, Ehwa Women's University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 1999 Editorial Collective, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Routledge, UK.
  • 1999 Editorial Board, Feminist Media Studies, Routledge, UK.