Erin Y. HUANG is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar and comparatist specialising in Marxist geography, postcolonial theory, feminist theory, cinema and media studies, and Sinophone Asia. Since the publication of her first book, she has been working on a second project that examines the geopolitics of oceanic China, consisting of military bases, artificial islands, and mega-container ports that amplify the continued struggle between land and sea.
As dystopic environments become reality, Erin Y. Huang’s Urban Horror: Neoliberal Post-Socialism and the Limits of Visibility (Duke University Press 2020) examines how cinema can help us comprehend the incomprehensible and navigate our own disorientation. For Huang, the scale, speed, and intensity of violence that circulates throughout the neoliberal world exceeds our frames of cognition […]