Bio


Mei Li Inouye is a doctoral candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University, with an MFA in Creative Writing. Her interests include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film, dance, theater, and visual culture. Her research explores transnational exchanges and appropriations, genre and media boundary crossings and transformations, and the mediating and critical role of memory in modern and post-modern literature.

Honors & Awards


  • Silas Palmer research funds recipient for 2017, Stanford University Hoover Institution Library and Archives (September 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Member, Modern Language Association (MLA) (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Association for Asian Studies (AAS) (2016 - Present)

Education & Certifications


  • MFA, Hollins University, Creative Writing (2007)
  • BA, Brigham Young University, Chinese and English (2005)

Stanford Advisors


  • Ban Wang, Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
  • Haiyan Lee, Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work


  • Graduate Student Chair, Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities, Stanford University (10/3/2016 - Present)

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Escondido Village Graduate Families Head Community Associate (CA), Stanford University (11/1/2016 - Present)

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Escondido Village Family Community Associate, Stanford University (9/1/2015 - Present)

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Escondido Village Singles/Couples Treasurer, Stanford University (9/1/2014 - 9/1/2015)

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Stanford+Connects Bay Area Student Ambassador, Stanford University (5/21/2016)

    The grand finale of a 16-city world tour, this event brings together 3,000 alumni to campus to revisit their Stanford experience and to celebrate President Hennessy’s 16 years on campus.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • SPLASH Volunteer, Stanford University (4/11/2015 - 4/12/2015)

    Splash is the program that brings high school and middle school students from everywhere to Stanford’s campus for a two-day learning extravaganza. Classes are taught by Stanford undergraduates, graduate students, and other community members.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Mei Li Inouye is a doctoral candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University, with an MFA in Creative Writing. Her interests include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film, dance, theater, and visual culture. Her research explores transnational exchanges and appropriations, genre and media boundary crossings and transformations, and the mediating and critical role of memory in modern and post-modern literature.

2017-18 Courses


All Publications


  • Blackie: A Dog Elegy (Translation by Mei Li Inouye and Haiyan Lee) MCLC Resource Center Jiang, Z. 2014
  • Walk without Notice Inouye, K. M. Palmyra Press. 2005