Dr Lijun Bi

Dr Lijun Bi
 

Biography

Lijun is a specialist in Chinese children’s literature. She is the author of Chinese Children’s Literature in the 20th Century: Its Political and Moral Themes (2010) and has published articles on the social role of children’s books in China. Her article “Capitalist Bears and Socialist Modernisation”, Children’s Literature in Education (2003), was republished by Children’s Literature Review (2006), and cited in Wolf, S. A., et al. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Routledge, 2011.

She has been invited to contribute a chapter to Yan, W. Mallan, K. and McGillis, R., (Eds.),(Re)imagining the World: Children’s Literature’s Response to Changing Times, Springer. Lijun has also built a strong nexus between her teaching practice and her research interests in pedagogy, especially the experiential interactive and co-operative learning approach. Her other research interests include moral education in China and Chinese intellectual history.

Lijun completed a four-year BA course at Nanjing Normal University before gaining her MA from Monash University. Her PhD study at the University of Melbourne identified and documented the role of moral-political education in early modern Chinese children’s literature and its link to the nationalist sentiment. Her research interest is mainly in the field of Chinese children’s literature. She is the author of Chinese Children’s Literature in the 20th Century: Its Political and Moral Themes (2010) and has published articles on the social role of children’s books in China.

Qualifications

Ph.D. (University of Melbourne)

M.A. (Monash University)

B.A. (Nanjing Normal University, China)

Research Interests

  • Chinese children’s literature
  • Political and moral education in China

Publications

Books

Bi, L., 2010, Chinese Children’s Literature in the 20th Century, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

Journal Articles

Bi, L., 2003, Capitalist bears and socialist modernisation: Chinese children’s literature in the post-Mao period, Children’s Literature in Education, vol 34, issue 1, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, USA, pp. 57-73.

Conference Proceedings

Bi, L., 2008, The militant trend in early patriotic works of modern Chinese children’s literature,Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of ASAA, Melbourne, Australia, 01/07/2008 – 03/07/2008, Monash University, http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/mai/asaa/index.php, pp. 1-14.

Teaching

Subjects Taught

  • CHI1110/4110/5110 Beginning Chinese part 1
  • CHI1120/4120/5120 Beginning Chinese part 2
  • CHI1210/2210/4210/5210 Intermediate Chinese part 1
  • CHI1220/2220/4220/5220 Intermediate Chinese part 2
  • CHI1310/2310/3310/4310/5310 Advanced Intermediate Chinese part 1
  • CHI1320/2320/3320/4320/5320 Advanced Intermediate Chinese part 2
  • CHI1410/2410/4410 Advanced Chinese part 1
  • CHI1420/2420/4420 Advanced Chinese part 2
  • CHI1470/2470/3470/4470 Chinese for Dialect Speakers part 1
  • CHI1480/2480/3480/4480 Chinese for Dialect Speakers part 2
  • CHI1030/2030/4030/5030 Chinese 3
  • CHI1040/2040/4040/5040 Chinese 4
  • CHI1050/2050/3050/4050/5050 Chinese 5
  • CHI1060/2060/3060/4060/5060 Chinese 6
  • ATS1005/2005/3005 APG4005/5005 Chinese 5
  • ATS1006/2006/3006 APG4006/5006 Chinese 6